Cut off by his family for his liberal politics, the husband she had nearly divorced became her dependent.
The Aid the Families With dependent Children program actually encouraged the man to leave the household.
His own savings depleted, and dependent on family and friends for handouts, Abdullah feeds his family little more than dry bread.
dependent de·pend·ent (dĭ-pěn'dənt)
Contingent on or subordinate to another.
Relying on or requiring the aid of another for support.