I have a question for your consideration and input; Partner A earns $100,000 a year. They make sure all bills and rent are paid before they are due, often with a buffer to cover for future ups and downs. They work overtime when they can, and make efforts to create a savings account to deal with any big purchases. Partner A does a majority of the housework, even going so far as to let Partner B hire a cleaner to come in once a fortnight. Partner A has been supportive and encouraging of Partner B pursuing the dreams, goals, aspirations, etc, even when they're not always understandable. Partner B earns $40,000 a year - they could earn more, but have decided to only work four days a week because they were undertaking further education, but have since dropped out. Partner B has little understanding of budgeting, and has previously had issues with credit cards, but hasn't gotten one because Partner A asked them not to. Partner B has an expensive hobby, requiring custom equipment and travel interstate several times a year. Partner B is also exceedingly social, spending several times a week with friends. Partner B spends roughly $1,000 a week, after bills and rent are paid, and often eats into the savings. My question is, besides Partner A being a chump, is Partner A being financially abused by Partner B? I understand that financial abuse usually occurs when one partner controls what the other does, but in this case Partner A has been permissive, mostly out of a misplaced desire to make Partner B happy. Thoughts.