What Mother’s Day and Ashley Madison Have In Common

In 2015, the especially-for-cheating website Ashley Madison was hacked, resulting in a flood of revealing information. The account data was analysed, giving some insight into who had signed up and why.
The average woman who signed up was in her thirties and had young children at home.
Of the women that signed up, the day after Mother’s Day had the most significant increase in account sign ups. Sad!!!!

What do you think it would take for your wife to look outside of your marriage for companionship? Does she feel lonely or unappreciated?

I think having an affair in any form is wrong. But I can understand why women would feel tempted: Perhaps these women didn’t feel valued by their husbands on a day she felt most vulnerable and needed that love! Mother’s Day, a day set aside for us to appreciate the mothers our wives have become, was enough of a let down for some to consider an affair.
Even if the intention was “just to see” or it wasn’t supposed to go very far, the feelings that moved these women to create an Ashley Madison account were real.

Paul told the Ephesians, “Husbands, love your wives”.

… I would add, “and have fun doing it.”

Mother’s Day can be a great opportunity to get creative in expressing your love to the woman of your life, whether you have children or not. What does she like? What would a perfect day look like for her? Is there something you could do together that would make her happy?

If you need some ideas, I would begin by figuring out what her Love Language is (there’s a tool for that in the Get Your Marriage On! app), and then working backwards from there. For instance, if she’s an Acts Of Service person, why not volunteer for kitchen duty–cooking and washing up! If she’s a Words of Affirmation kind of gal, spend some time talking to her and telling her just how much she means to you. Think of specific examples and give sincere compliments.

Most importantly, don’t neglect her. Be there for her. Show that you care. Not just on Mother’s day, but every day as well. A woman who is appreciated and knows she is loved is a woman who isn’t likely to seek attention or fulfillment in an affair. She will feel your affection because you have expressed it to her in the way she best understands.

Don’t make this Mother’s Day be a day where your wife wishes she was with someone else. Love her with all your heart, might, mind, and strength.

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<h3>Dan Purcell</h3>

Dan Purcell

Dan and his wife Emily Purcell are the founders of Get Your Marriage On! They are on a mission to strengthen marriages by making lovemaking incredibly fun and deeply connecting. Dan is a sex coach. They are also the creators of the popular Intimately Us and Just Between Us apps that have been downloaded over 750,000 times. They are the host of the popular Get Your Marriage On! podcast with over 1 million listens. In addition to their coaching program, they host romantic retreat getaways for couples, and put on workshops on how to have a great sex life and deeper intimacy.Dan and Emily met in middle school and have been married for over 20 years and have 6 kids. Dan loves cracking dad jokes, running marathons, planning the next creative date night with his sweetheart, and enjoys the magnificent outdoors around their St George home.

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