How is it his stuff if she sacrificed her independence and self-reliance and spent 20 years catering to him so that he could become that bigwig executive? At the very least he should reimburse her for lost wages. (at the going rate for a scretary if he's determined to be a prick about it)
I don't even know that she sacrificed anything. There's plenty of women looking to get 'married well' so they don't have
to work and stand on their own feet. There's no sacrifice to them, they get to live the life of Paris Hilton, shopping without having an income etc. I'm not saying this is the case for ljg's example, but there's plenty
of women who actively seek to not have to do jack *&^%. I don't feel the least bit sorry for these people when their sugar daddy packs up and leave. If you based your life on marriage and decided to not amount to a productive human being yourself; @#!* you.
Yet again, this isn't relevant to ljg's example at all, I know nothing about neither of these people. It is however my very strong opinion that money and wealth belongs to the person who created it. No, being a house wife isn't a $500k/year job. Especially if you're not doing house work to begin with, that'd done by Carmen the illegal maid.
The more I talk to women about these kind of things, the more reassured I become I'll never want to marry any of you.