Don't you love articles that confirm your deepest, most proudly held prejudices?
Almost half of America's rich say they're unhappy in marriage, a study found. What's worse: More than that say they've been unfaithful in the last three years. Of those confessing to an affair, more were women (61%) than men (43%). The reason cited most frequently by both sexes: variety.
That's right, rich people are assholes, just like us.
That's according to Prince and Associates, a Connecticut firm that tracks the habits of the rich. They asked 433 breadwinners (56% male and 44% female) with a net worth over $1 million about their relationships.
This is based on just 400 people? OK, so the study's not exactly watertight. But fuck it, I've written off entire regions of the world based on meeting one or two assholes from there. I'm looking at you, Central Asia.
30% of Prince’s survey group said they were considering a divorce. Most men responding to the survey (75%) said cost is their main obstacle to getting a divorce, and 61.5% said they feared it would hurt business dealings and opportunities. Just 7.7% of men cited harm to the kids.
There's a lot of quiet, bourbon-fueled family dinners going on in the suburbs right now.
Still, it seems like many people plan for eventual separation. About 56% of women in the survey said they had hidden or protected assets, while 36% of the men said they had done so. Those with more than $10 million were three times as likely to have hidden or protected assets.
Wait, so marriage is really just another social medium in which to hoard money, keep secrets and mentally scar children? Gays need in on this now.