Sunday, November 30, 2008

Recession: When you lose your money, so goes the toxic wife!!

There I was, perusing the (UK) Sunday Telegraph, reading an article on how Brown's tax rises will erode enterprise in Britain, when I came across a story revealing another cost of recession.
The piece could well have been written by our beloved Cactus Kate. Indeed, it is ground our Hong Kong-based heroine has trodden on before.
Anyway, here's some juicy extracts from the Sunday Telegraph.
When the super-rich feel the pinch, inevitably, the Toxic Wife heads off.
The Toxic Wife, first identified in these pages almost two years ago, is a particular and terrifying species.
Not to be confused with the stay-at-home mother who selflessly devotes herself to the upbringing of her children, with all the housework and domestic chores that entails, the Toxic Wife is the woman who gives up work as soon as she marries, ostensibly to create a stable home environment for any offspring that might come along, but who then employs large numbers of staff to do all the domestic work she promised to undertake, leaving her with little to do all day except shop, lunch and luxuriate.
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.
The article continues:
The rich man is the career path, the meal ticket, and it doesn't matter how fat, old, balding or unattractive he is – it's solely about money.
And concludes:
As most of us are battening down the hatches and finding inventive ways to cope with the new austerity, some unfortunate men have not only lost their jobs, they are also having the scales ripped from their eyes.
The horrible truth has dawned: they married a woman who wanted them solely for their
What kind of a country am I returning to?


Johnboy said...

I can see a parody here 'Toxic Wife' departs poor,sad,deluded husband once she has sucked him dry.

Toxic Prime Minister departs poor,broke,deluded, homeland once she has sucked it dry.

Perhaps I am just imaging things?

KG said...

There's a name for such women, FFM--hookers.
Only the style varies.

Cactus Kate said...


A hooker is far more honest. And she leaves before the morning.

Johnboy said...

And she costs far less than a wife too.

dad4justice said...

Lawyers love the 'toxic wife', because they provide a first class ticket for a big earner on the adversarial litigation, gender bias judicial gravy train!

KG said...

True, Cactus. But some wealthy men seem to need to demonstrate 'ownership', non?
No wonder they get taken to the cleaners!