A new research published by the Harvard Business Review in New York has found out that millions of high flying executives are risking divorce as the long hours they work play havoc on their sex lives. Amongst them mostly are ambitious professionals who sacrifice their personal lives and ignore their children because of a new phenomenon – “the extreme job”.

These new types of workers regard a 10-hour day at work as part-time. “This can wreak havoc on their private lives and also take a toll on health and well-being”, warned by the research.

The research estimates 45% of high-earning people working for large global companies have “extreme jobs” despite the ferociously though qualifications. For starters, an extreme job involves working at least 60 hours a week, although many work 100 hours or more. Holidays are a rarity. Nearly half take 10 or fewer days’ holiday every year, and always cancel time-off if something comes up at work. To them, work is so important until they can made sacrifices which always shock people who is not a workaholic.

From an interview, the wife of one “extreme worker” said: “The first year we were married, we had to rearrange my grandmother’s funeral so that he wouldn’t miss a meeting!”

Another man said he had lived in his flat in South Kensington, London, for two years, but had only bought a mattress and a sleeping bag.

The survey also revealed that at the end of a 12 hour or longer day at work, 45% of all respondents of the survey are too tired to say anything at all to their spouses or partners. The situation is worse for those whose jobs involve regular travel and evening entertainment. It is impossible for them to have a satisfying sex life. Other side impact to these extreme workers include their children regularly watch too much TV, eat too much junk food and have discipline problems.

In a surprising twist, the research concludes that people with ‘extreme jobs’ do not hate their work. They love it. They do not feel exploited but feel exalted.