Blurkel in his last post described how his wife treated him. She claimed the money and the power, even though he did the work. This is an example of zero-sum mentality. The idea is that there is only a fixed pot of “goodness”, and if the other party has some of it, then I don’t. I can’t speak as to how his marriage started out, but it has devolved to this.
Blurkel loses and his wife wins. Or does she? She is obviously resented by Blurkel. And he hints that at least some of the children are on to her game. Through my experience, I have noticed that when people don’t have to put up with selfish manipulative older women, they don’t. There is a good possibility that people will tune her out of their lives. She would still have money, but would that be enough?
One reaps what one sows. Though sometimes it takes a while before it happens. Would it not have been better to have built a win-win marriage?