What about a husband who forces his wife not work and to stay at home?

The husband who forces his wife to stay at home against her wishes is trying to control her. His argument may be that he is the breadwinner, that he does not want her out there "getting ideas," that he is the boss of the family. It’s very likely that this man does not listen when his wife talks to him. A working wife earns money and with money comes freedom, and a controlling man cannot abide that.

Most experts agree that excessive control is a form of domestic violence that in time becomes more overt.