You get what you pay for

I’m not saying she’s a gold digger, but she’s not staying with no gentleman of contracting circumstances:

Having married her wealthy husband with his considerable salary uppermost in her mind, the Toxic Wife simply does not do “for richer, for poorer”. Little Dorrit, she ain’t. Indeed, lawyers and financial advisers have reported a 50 per cent increase in the number of divorce inquiries since the financial markets collapsed in September….

According to Susie Ambrose, a marital psychotherapist and CEO of Seventy-Thirty, an upmarket introduction company that takes its name from the work versus free time balance, there has been an unprecedented demand from married women recently. ”We are being targeted by women on the fence between leaving their husbands who are on the brink of losing their wealth, and wanting to meet someone extremely rich straight away,” she says.

I’m sure it must be very hard for a proud and previously successful man to realize that his marriage is a sham and he’s been taken for a complete tool. But really, it’s not as if the warning signs are seldom there. If a woman is so psychopathic as to go ballistic over her husband not being willing to fund her every whim or give in to her every demand, he’d do well to sign Vampirella up for one of those upmarket introduction companies himself and shed the cashsucker at the earliest opportunity.

Of course, not everyone can be as happily philosophical about their previous mistakes as one acquaintance of mine in the game industry. When in the course of conversation, someone brought up the failure of his first marriage, he smiled happily and pronounced the divorce settlement to be the best $200,000 he’d ever spent in his life. Life is always better without Toxic people around.

And the hard, cold reality is that the Attractive Girls Union always plays hardball.