Mother's Day is usually a time to celebrate family and show Mom some appreciation. However, it could be the last straw in a romantic relationship, according to Noel Biderman, founder of the infidelity matching-making web site AshleyMadison.com.
Biderman said enrollment by women on the site skyrockets the Monday after Mother's Day every year. He believes the holiday highlights, for some women, the lack of attention from their spouses. They turn to the site to find the love and appreciation they are not getting at home.
"They feel lonely even within a relationship and that feels twice as painful to them. So, they don't know what to do about it, and they're not prepared to leave. They really aren't. They do want to raise their children in a unified home, they do share an economic situation and an extended family," Biderman said.
"To them, an affair is just a way for them to salvage and find something within their persona that they need. They want to be an object of desire. They want to have communication -- all the things that are missing in their marriage," Biderman said.
Psychologists believe infidelity is not the best option for mothers who feel unappreciated in their marriages. Instead, some suggest moms talk with their husbands about how they feel and show them what could make the relationship stronger.