Date
21 January 2017
Prospective young couples throng a marriage registry office in China. In Sichuan province, the divorce rate is up fivefold in 14 years. Photo: CNSA
Prospective young couples throng a marriage registry office in China. In Sichuan province, the divorce rate is up fivefold in 14 years. Photo: CNSA

How to save your marriage from the mistress trap

There’s money in saving a marriage.

The idea struck a Sichuan native who began seeing dollar signs — renminbi signs if you like — after finding a spike in broken marriages in Chengdu.

Luo Rong put his expertise as a law studies major to work to launch a startup based on the premise that mistresses cause marriages to fall apart.

Bang.

Luo’s marriage counseling company has been busy advising couples how to strengthen their marriage and dissuading women from falling into the mistress trap. 

Lou handles five to 10 cases a month, charging 10,000 yuan (US$1,565) to 120,000 yuan each. 

He has 20 employees, some with legal background, after scraping 100,000 yuan in startup capital, according to Apple Daily.

It looks like he has struck a rich vein.

According to the Sichuan provincial civil affairs department, nearly 230,000 couples divorced last year, up fivefold in 14 years.

Half of the cases were due to extramarital affairs.

It’s not clear how Luo rescues marriages on the rocks, or how he is able to convince a woman not to be a mistress or quit being one, but he swears his operation is completely legit.

No stalking, no spy cameras, no threatening phone calls.

That’s as far as he’d go to explain his business.

The rest is a trade secret.  

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