Some perpetrators use the fact that they are educated, have a good job or high income as a way of degrading their partners. As their partner may be more educated than them, victims are made to feel that they do not know what is best for them, the perpetrator must always be right and can mistreat them. Victims are told that they would be lost without the perpetrator, without their financial support and their home, they would have nowhere to go and would not be able to survive. This is not true and is a form of psychological and emotional abuse that can affect many people in within different levels of economic wealth.