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Does income impact fidelity?

You guys may or may not know I am a fan of science and research.  It just fascinates me to see the type of studies that are done to observe human behavior.  One recent article in Science Daily had me thinking a little about money, power, and fidelity.

Researchers found that men are more likely to be unfaithful to their mate if they are financially dependent  on their woman.  Talk about biting the hand that feeds you?!

I wondered about the dynamics involved in that type of relationship that would make a man more likely to cheat. There are a lot of different factors that lead to infidelity.  Income was not one I really thought about before.

I suppose the “financial shift in power” could lead to trouble in a relationship.  How would you cope with that kind of dynamic?

It doesn’t surprise me that the study found women to be the opposite. The author reports that in the study  “women who were financially dependent on their male partners were less likely to cheat than women who made …

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