NEW YORK: Cornell University study shows that divorce rates are higher for women who make more than their husbands (higher infidelity rates)

Latest divorce news: Study reveals the obvious: both men and women like it better when the man is the main breadwinner in the family

Divorce rates seem to be determined, at least partially, by who wears the pants in the family. If it is the wife, there will be trouble according to a study done by Cornell University.

It doesn’t really take a rocket scientist to figure out what the latest news reports are revealing. And that is, when a woman has a house-husband, and when she makes more money than her husband, the relationship quickly becomes imbalanced and gender roles get all screwed up. But Cornell University researchers recently came out with a study that legitimizes the obvious: if a woman makes more than her husband, if a woman is the main bread winner in the family, if a woman has a house husband, her marriage is in greater jeopardy of ending in divorce than if the inverse was true.

The study clearly showed that divorce rates are higher for men who make less than their wives.  First of all, men whose wives make more money than they do were more likely to cheat on their wives. As the Daily Mail put it, it’s probably because they can’t resist all the “yummy mommies on the playground.” But these men also exhibit a sense of powerlessness and “gender identity threat” when their wives out-earn them. And so they cheat to reaffirm that they wear the pants in the family, according to the study.

Also, when a woman’s income far outpaces her husband’s she is also more likely to cheat on him, and to be dissatisfied with him as a husband, according to the research done in the study.

All of this increased the odds of divorce for that couple and so the rate of divorce is actually higher for couples in this control group.

The opposite is not true, however. When a man out-earns a wife, the marriage is less likely to end in divorce and she is less likely to cheat on him. It can also be inferred from the Cornell study that if the parties make roughly the same income, the problems of infidelity, dissatisfaction and cheating still exists. Something in the male DNA (and probably the female too), needs for the man to make more money and to be the main breadwinner for the man to feel powerful, in control, and, frankly, to feel more like a man. When a man feels like a man in his relationship, he is less likely to cheat; and he has wife who is happier and also less likely to cheat. And feeling like a man seems directly related to how much money he brings home. We can mess with nature all we want. Some fundamental things are never going to change.

But that’s hardly a news-flash. I figured that out when I was about ten years old. Don’t know why it took a study at Cornell for the press to be all over the obvious.

Originally published yesterday, September 9, 2010 

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UPDATE: COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT ALERT:

 Another website uploaded and copyright infringed our article and put this post on their site without attributing back to Divorce Saloon. Why can’t people write their own original articles? But if they must lift your entire work, at least fucking attribute back to the original source.  Read this and tell me this person who writes  a website called My Texas Divorce Resource (I refuse to provide a link to these bandits) didn’t commit copyright infringement in violation of our terms of use on Divorce Saloon. Here is the post I just found on their site:

A recent study from Cornell University indicated that divorce rates are higher when women make more money than men.

The study showed that men who make less than their wives exhibit a sense of powerlessness and “gender identity threat”, and are more likely to cheat on their wives in an attempt to prove their manliness. As the Daily Mail put it, it’s probably because they can’t resist all the “yummy mommies on the playground.”

Also, when a woman’s income far outpaces her husband’s she is also more likely to cheat on him, and to be dissatisfied with him as a husband.

Naturally, all of these things increased the odds of divorce for that couple.

The study also indicates that if the parties make roughly the same income, the problems of infidelity, dissatisfaction and cheating still exists; but when a man out-earns a wife, the marriage is less likely to end in divorce and she is less likely to cheat on him. emphasis added.

Someone please tell this thief that the study didn’t say any of what is highlighted in red. That was an original conclusion drawn by the author of that post here at Divorce Saloon. It is a verbatim conclusion drawn by the author of the post at Divorce Saloon after reading about the Cornell study in a number of publications (which the bandits clearly didn’t bother to do); and the post on this thievery website is clearly copyrighted material from Divorce Saloon. And so, if she or he wants to use this material, it is only appropriate that he or she attributes back to Divorce Saloon, and/or stop ripping off our stuff!!! That is our hard work. This is our intellectual property that these people continue to rip off on a regular basis and try to pass it off as their own.  

WTF?

How many people do we have to sue for copyright infringement before they get the message that this is our original content and hard work and they can’t just rip it off and pass it off as theirs. If they are going to quote us, fine, no problem. But attribute back to our site with a link, or say where the “F” they got the material. Don’t just lift it and try to pass it off as yours. When we quote from other sources, we say so. And we never lift an entire post from someone else’s blog and try to pass it off as ours. We work for many fucking hours on this thing and it’s not right that some lazy bandits come on here and lift our work and try to pass it off as theirs. There are going to be consequences to that. Because it is happening way too much. And without any conscience or remorse by these culprits.

 

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