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Today's the day that moms want to cheat on their husbands. Here's why!

May 13, 2013 at 1:47 PM ET

Ashley Madison: More Moms Sign Up After Mother's Day
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Ashley Madison: More Moms Sign Up After Mother's Day

Moms who don't feel the love on Mother's Day don't get just get mad, they get even. The day after Mother's Day is the busiest days of the year on the extra-marital dating site AshleyMadison.com. The site sees a spike of 439 percent over a typical Monday, with more than 15,000 women signing up to meet that other special someone who's not their spouse.

Why is Mother's Day the straw that breaks the camel's back for so many moms? According to AshleyMadison.com founder and CEO Noel Biderman, a succession of holidays that don't live up to expectations can prime moms to start looking outside their marriage, and Mother's Day is a biggie. "While Mother's Day might not have the implicit romance factor of Valentine's Day or an anniversary, it's a holiday that compels women to reflect on their relationships," says Biderman.

A related survey from AshleyMadison.com reveals more shocking tidbits from cheating moms, such as: 
—67 percent have taken a call from their lover in front of their child
—56 percent have been late to pick their child up because of the affair
—29 percent even changed their child's plans in order to accommodate a secret tête-à-tête.

Most shocking of all: only 8.5 percent confessed to feeling any guilt about cheating. In other words, she's really not getting over that #1 Mom mug gift any time soon.

A version of this story originally appeared on iVillage.


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