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What Men Want In A Wife: Relationship Expert Says Husbands Need A True Partner

Sep. 3, 2013 Huffington Post

Is the trophy wife a thing of the past?

Researchers have found that men today want more than a woman whose talents include looking beautiful and nothing more. A German study that surveyed 2,000 men over three years found that 76 percent of them would not accept a partner who didn’t have a job, and 45 percent said they want a woman who earned lots of money herself.

Relationship expert Teri L. Orbuch told HuffPost Live’s Ricky Camilleri that the change in the ideal vision of a wife shows that men want a true partner who can help guide the couple’s future.

“Men these days of all ages are wanting less stress, and less stress means having a partner or spouse who can bring in resources, whether that be income or people — anything to help take the burden off men,” she said. “What that translates to in the relationship is not making all the decisions in the relationship.”

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