There Is A Mistress Busting Industry In China

August 21, 2017 in Daily Bulletin

Jiayang Fan wrote about mistress dispellers in China:

  • Mistress dispellers are hired by wives to help their errant husbands forget about their affairs.
  • The dispeller may pay off the mistress. Or they could tell the mistress rumors about their lover – say about potential STDs.
  • In a more community oriented culture the dispeller could simply threaten to tell the mistress’s family about what was going on.
  • Well-connected ones might work with the mistress’s boss to get her moved to another city.
  • Adventurous ones may cut out the middle man, as it were, and seduce the mistress.
  • The dispellers typically charge $15,000 for an initial consultation and $45,000 for a dispelling. If the husband has a child with the mistress the service can cost as much as $75,000.
  • One company in the industry has 300 employees, has been operating for 16 years, and is housed in a skyscraper.

Read more about the business, its history, and the stories of some of its clients on The New Yorker. You can find past Centives coverage on mistresses in China here and here.