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However I can understand how being wealthy–or being married to someone who’s wealthy–could exacerbate marital discord. People who are wealthy (or becoming wealthy) tend to work a lot, prioritizing their business over most anything else. It’s stereotypical but not inaccurate to imagine the abandoned non-working spouse, bored and neglected, turning to extra-marital affairs for attention, affection, etc.
Rich, bored, and/or resentful spouses also like to spend money. In addition, working spouses might feel the need to “buy” their bored/resentful spouses off with expensive gifts and lavish vacations in order to make up for their absence, neglect, or whatever. Which only leads to more resentment and marital discord–and to spouses feeling like marriage holds them back financially.
Besides, survey responses on whether marriage holds you back financially might be based on previous, expected, or third-party experiences with divorce–which we all know is bad for the finances of both spouses.]]>
We are still far from being wealthy and I hope it doesn’t ruin our marriage.]]>