Lets take a real life example, my mate, is this coercive behaviour?.
Married 20+ years two kids and a good relationship for the most part i`d say his wife wears the trousers, he works full time earns around £1500 his wife part time a few hundred.
They both have their own bank account and CC always have, he pays all the bills she keeps her money for lady stuff, cloths make up?.
So not that long ago Billy opens a letter, usually he is at work when the post comes, the letter was from his wife`s CC, she owes £8000 and was behind with payments, lots of charges for late payments paying less than the minimum.
Billy had a right fit, shouted swore, he would never put his hands on a woman but even he says he blew his top, since then he insists all her wages go to pay it off, he cut the card up and again insists she never has another, he now uses all his overtime to pay it off, so now the kids miss out, no toys not many trips out that his overtime used to pay for.
How about this example, woman or man shouts and screams, throws objects around the room, regularly breaks big objects like windows, telephones, stereos, worktops, ceilings, caravans blocks doors so the spouse cannot either enter or leave is that coersive?
bit off topic but can anyone explain to me why the word worktops is in red and underlined? What is the significance of that?