When you are married, you become one (there should at least be one joint account where you pool monies for household expenses). And yet in far too many marriages, the husband controls the finances and the wife has to beg, plead and cajole for her "allowance." Neale's verdict: Not cool!
This is way more common than people realize. But I do know cases where the wife is the super-controlling one.
No way would I let my husband get away with this.