My name is Anna
I am a working professional making a monthly salary of over S$4,000. My husband was unemployed with a gambling addiction. He controlled all of our finances and limited my spending by giving me an allowance of two dollars a day for daily transport to and from work, lunch, etc. I called a domestic violence hotline to air my grievances. They explained that even though my husband was not being physically violent, he was in fact financially abusing me. They urged me to confront him and when I did, my husband swore to change his ways. We currently share control of finances and he is seeking help for his gambling problem and looking for a job. Meanwhile, I began volunteering at the same hotline which helped me so much, so I can help other women in need.