Income Inequality & Marital Infidelity. Any Relationship?

Couple (Bored woman)

A recent study finds when there is income inequality between spouses there is more cheating. My reaction is how is this? Hasn’t there always been such inequality in marriages until recently? Has recent data proved things have gotten worse or are they really any different? Don’t really think so. But we need better studies. My take is that lack of communications between spouses has always been the real key in explaining marital infidelity. Not income inequality even though such inequality is a trendy topic today. 


“If Spouses Earnings are Vastly Different, Cheating is more likely.” Washington Post (June 5, 2015).