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People with high paying jobs more likely to cheat in relationships

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Apr 6, 2017, 5:41 pm IST
Updated Apr 6, 2017, 5:47 pm IST
Experts suggest that it has a lot to do with gender roles assigned by society.
They go elsewhere to find appreciation for yheir efforts (Photo: Pixabay)
 They go elsewhere to find appreciation for yheir efforts (Photo: Pixabay)

The present generation lives in a world that is changing fast and with the emergence of social media and online dating, relationships have also changed for young people. The desire to have a successful career and a struggle to establish a work life balance also affects relationships to a great extent.

Loyalty is a key aspect in a relationship and while there are websites offering people a way to cheat on their partners with other married couples, a study says that rising up the ranks in the workplace determines how likely a person is to cheat. Experts suggest that men and women who earn more than their partner are more likely to cheat.

 

While it does work the same way for all genders, this tendency in men has roots in patriarchy and gender stereotypes in society. Men who rake in more money expect more respect as they feel their gender role is to protect and provide, for which women should play their role of gracefully receiving and showing more gratitude.

Failure to conform to this stereotypical gender role makes a man focus his efforts elsewhere for appreciation that he feels entitled to especially when he earns more. As archaic as this situation may seem, it highlights how a sexist attitude makes modern relationships vulnerable.

 

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