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What Is a Trophy Wife & 12 Signs of Being a Trophy Wife

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What is a trophy wife?

Trophy wives are women who have married into wealthy families, often becoming accustomed to a lifestyle of luxury and privilege. They are often expected to provide their husbands with constant adoration and support, regardless of whether or not they actually enjoy being married to them. 

While trophy wives are often regarded as undesirable in society, it is important to acknowledge their contributions to society and how they have made a positive impact on the world.

Social constructs and expectations for married women push for them to make sacrifices to their individual needs and passions.

12 signs of a trophy wife

As a married woman, you know that being a trophy wife is definitely not easy. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to keep your husband happy. But if you can identify these 12 signs of a trophy wife, it will make your life a lot easier.

  1. She can have independent wealth and interests.
  2. She exists not just for pleasing her partner.
  3. She accepts her role and plays it well.[1]
  4. She doesn’t have much of a relationship with her husband.
  5. Her friends, family, and career are all equally important to her.
  6. She loves to party and socialize with her peers.
  7. She isn’t afraid to speak her mind and express her opinions.
  8. She has strong morals and values.
  9. She enjoys taking care of herself physically and looks after herself emotionally as well.
  10. She is not afraid to pursue her own dreams and desires in life.
  11. She is ambitious and driven to succeed on her own merits.
  12. She has good self-esteem and feels comfortable in her own skin.

If you’ve answered yes to all of these questions, congratulations! You are definitely being a trophy wife!

Popular misconceptions about trophy wives

Trophy wives are often thought of as superficial, materialistic people who are only after their husbands’ money and status. But is this really what trophy wives are all about?

“Trophy wives” are women[1] who help their husbands succeed professionally. They support them in their endeavors and are committed to providing a positive environment for their men to thrive in. These women aren’t only there to look pretty and wear pretty clothes; they are hardworking individuals who make sure that their husbands have the care that they need to succeed.

Although many of these women do get involved in superficial aspects of their husbands’ lives, such as fashion and interior decorating, this doesn’t mean that they have less to offer than the traditional stay-at-home wife. 

In fact, these women are more likely to have a college education than their stay-at-home counterparts, and they typically earn more money than their counterparts as well.

It is true that many trophy wives have desires for material possessions that their husbands can’t always provide for them, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t loyal or loving spouses. 

In fact, these women are more likely to stay with their husbands for life than many other women because they are committed to giving their all to their marriages. 

It’s very important to remember that behind the makeup and designer clothes and jewelry that women wear are beautiful, kind people who care about their husbands and their children. It is important to keep in mind that not all women who are married to successful men are trophy wives. These people can still be faithful and loving wives despite having husbands with impressive careers.

Is being a trophy wife a bad thing?

There is no easy answer when it comes to the matter of being a trophy wife. On the one hand, many people would argue that being a trophy wife is a great thing. After all, who wouldn’t want to be married to a man who is wealthy and successful? 

However, the other side[1] of the coin would argue that being a trophy wife is a bad thing because the woman in the situation is being used and abused by her husband and she is being taken advantage of. So which is it? Is being a trophy wife a good thing or a bad thing?

In 2017, an article[2] by BuzzFeed titled “Is It Okay To Be A Trophy Wife?” received a lot of attention. The article discussed how women are being advised to compete with other women in order to attract their husband’s attention. In other words, they were being told to “put on their best face” in order to get the affection of their husbands.

The article also discussed the concept of being a “trophy wife”[3] and how the term is used to describe women who are married to wealthy men. The term became popular in the 1970s when women who were married into wealthy families were considered lucky. 

However, in today’s world, the term has come to have a negative connotation and is often used to describe the wives of men who have achieved success in business or other ventures.

Benefits of being a trophy wife

Trophy wives are often derided as being nothing more than a showpiece to help boost the ego of their husbands. However, there are many benefits to being a trophy wife. 

Having someone to look up to and admire can motivate you to be the best version of yourself you can be. It can also inspire you to make positive changes in your life, such as taking up a new hobby or learning a new language. 

Being a trophy wife can also have a positive effect on your marriage. It can give your husband the attention he needs and help you gain a better insight into him as a person. It may also help you to feel more connected to your spouse as he shares more about himself with you. 

Finally, it can have positive effects on your self-esteem. Knowing that you are admired and respected by your husband can give you the confidence you need to take on new challenges and face life’s difficulties.

For these reasons, I believe that the benefits of being a trophy wife far outweigh the drawbacks. Many women see becoming a trophy wife as a threat to their independence, but 

I would argue that having a supportive husband can help you to feel more secure and confident in your life.

The burden of being a trophy wife

trophy wives are often seen as objects of admiration and envy by other women. They are often portrayed as being arrogant and self-obsessed, living in a bubble of privilege that they take for granted. 

Society in general seems to view these women as being responsible for their husband’s success rather than acknowledging that they are simply a part of that success. 

Their role is often reduced to that of an accessory to their husbands’ careers rather than a hard-working partner who is contributing to the household and the family income. 

However, some women insist that they merely play a supportive role in their relationships and are not obsessed with fame or money. They consider it an honor to be chosen by a successful man to share his life and support him in his career. 

In reality, this may not always be the case and many women are unhappy with their roles as trophy wives (see “trophy wife” in the Oxford Dictionary)

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