In some relationships, one partner receives an allowance, and the other has full control over household finances. As listeners call in and share, it can be a healthy, mutually beneficial arrangement, when one partner would rather leave financial responsibility to their partner. However, in other circumstances we hear it can be a form of 'economic abuse', raising questions of trust and control in the relationship.
On this week's Life & Other Catastrophes discussion, callers share their lived experiences with ABC Melbourne host Raf Epstein and Dr Jane Fisher, the Jean Hailes Professor at Monash University.
Life & Other Catastrophes airs on Mondays at 3.30pm, on ABC Radio Melbourne's Drive. Listen to previous episodes.