I have been wondering for a while, how important is it for a wife to be financially secure. In my case my husband did not even get me a credit card after 3 years of marriage. I am totally dependent on him for just anything. Even for grocery shopping he is not comfortable in handing me his credit card. I Cannot work due to my visa status and have no bank account as well. I have no say over pretty much anything related to finances. I feel suffocated because of the stingy husband, but sometimes wonder should I worry about it at all? Is it really important to have some financial say to make a marriage work? Sometimes I feel I should try to overlook this attitude of my husband, but whenever he makes it a big deal if I want to buy something for myself, I feel really furious. On the other hand, I also wonder what goes in my hubby's mind that he can't even get me a credit card. What does he think i'll run away with his money or what. Why are some husbands like this?