It could look like what happened to this redditor, where the abuse wore them down until they felt so hopeless that they quit their job:
“He started by stealing cash from me. A little at a time, gaslighting me to believe I lost it.
Then he used my ‘only for emergencies credit card’ my mother paid for, so that was relinquished.
Then he emptied my bank account.
When we got married, the bank account was in his name only. I had no access to it. No checks, no debit card.
When I worked, he confiscated my paycheck, so I stopped working because what was the point?
Then he put accounts in my name and didn’t pay the bills, so not only was I penniless, but thousands of dollars in debt.
When I left, I just had a suitcase of clothes to my name.”