A school that teaches wives to be mistresses
Would you take marriage advice from a former mistress? We're skeptical.
Sarah Symonds is famous for having a seven-year affair with Hell's Kitchen star Gordon Ramsay. She's now set up a school for ladies who want to redirect their husband's roving eye.
"Men are simple," 43-year-old Symonds tells the Daily Mail. "It's Eat. Sleep. Fornicate."
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She's dubbed this the "ESF rule." If this is Lesson No. 1, the rest should be interesting.
Symonds appeared on the Canadian show "The Mistress," which helps mistresses leave adulterous relationships. She says she's turned a new leaf and now only dates single men. But she also wants to help married women keep their husbands from cheating — hence, "Wife School."
"[After 'The Mistress,'] I had so many wives contacting me for advice," Symonds says of why she founded the school. 'The school is geared toward making today’s marriages more successful and to ultimately lessen the divorce rates and the subsequent demise to our society’s structure. Any marriage or committed relationship needs daily maintenance and nurturing — people just don't seem to realize that."
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Essentially, Symonds helps women understand why men cheat, giving them advice on how to make sure their husbands are fully satisfied at home. "Don't allow space in your marriage for other women to walk into," she says. It's tough to take marriage advice from a former "other woman," but Symonds does make one decent point:
"If more people treated their marriage as they do their job, more marriages would last the lifetime they are supposed to. "
Her top tip? Do more in the bedroom than in the kitchen. She adds that women should stay up late at night to ask about their husband's day.
"I believe that the whole Sisterhood has to bond together to beat these cheats right out of the sheets," she says. "I am here to wake other women up and teach them not to be a mousewife."
If you find it hard to jump on board, you're not alone. The school's very foundation seems to underestimate men. Personally, we think male complexities go beyond the ESF rule.
But what do you think — is "Wife School" total genius or a total joke?
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so true, every one i know that has cheated has the same complaint ~ no sex at home!
do women really think that men forget about sex after the 1st couple years of marriage? If you are successful or struggling , sex is a time to close out the world and "love the one you are with". sounds corny but for that hour we can forget about our daily lives and be at peace.
Women try it what do you have to loose?
Who's the bigger whore: Symonds or that coldfish who threatens to take half your stuff in a divorce?
She screwed this guy for 7 years while they worked together... I mean how many excuses involving work and everything else stop couples from ... ahem "Fornicating"?
As nasty as this business is, Symonds is also exhibit A for the lies told by many wives and women to their men when it comes to why they don't Fornicate their husband. These women will hate her for it. And the men will quietly believe that this a God out there...
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