Now that the ninth alleged Tiger Woods mistress has emerged, many are wondering why he went so far astray。
Was it the fame? The power? All that weightlifting? Because he's a guy?
Some psychologists say they have the answer: It was the money。
"Wealthy people crave stimulus," Isreal Helfand, a high-end marriage counselor, told the Orlando Sentinel. "They are adrenaline junkies. The pursuit of happiness, for them, is more interesting than happiness."
Every marriage has troubles, he said. But for the rich, famous or powerful, the temptations and opportunities for misbehaving are much greater. They can pop in on their private jet, get a pricey hotel room and fly back home within hours. And they are much better able to afford to divorce if they get caught。
Sounds reasonable. Yet a look at recent research shows that rich guys are not significantly more likely to have affairs than non-rich guys. According to a 2007 study of people worth 30 million or more by Prince & Assoc., 50% of of the male survey respondents who were married said they'd had affairs. That's about in line with findings for the broader American population, according to sexologists。
听起来这有道理。然而最近公布的一份研究显示，有钱男性发生出轨的可能性并不比普通男性高很多。据美国调查机构Prince & Assoc。在2007年对身家3,000万美元以上的富人所做调查，50%的受访已婚男性承认自己曾出轨。这与性学家对更大范围美国人所作做的调查结果 相符。
In fact, it's the rich women who are more likely to stray. The survey found that nearly three-quarters of the women surveyed said they'd had affairs. That's more than twice as high as the national average for women。
Clearly, money can be enable bad behavior. But when it comes to infidelity, money has a bigger impact on women than men。
Do you think wealth was the main reason for Tiger's alleged behavior? Is it harder to stay faithful with large wealth?