According to a new survey, parents are almost twice as likely to sleep around on their spouse as married people with no kids.
The New York Post highlighted the survey and spoke with a 40-year-old Florida mom who said, “When you have children, you get lost in who you are as a woman.”
“It’s a break from the kids,” says the woman, who owns a children’s clothing boutique and asked to remain anonymous. She says her affair encouraged her to lose her post-pregnancy weight and “start wearing extensions again. When you’re a mom, you literally wake up and you go to sleep wiping butts, wiping noses, and if you get out of yoga pants, it’s a good day.”
Her first marriage lasted 13 years. She married again, six years ago and had four more children.
She says she thought she’d stay true to hubby No. 2, until their sex life dried up.
That's when the anonymous mother signed up for a web site that specifically caters to married people seeking affairs. The married mom gushed to the Post that violating her wedding vows and putting her family in danger makes her feel “sexy and alive again — it’s like having two lives. I’m a mom and wife, and then I’m living this romance-novel life on the side."
She then went further and said, “I’d say cheating even makes me a better parent because it makes me a happier person.”
Many believe that the advent of social media like Facebook and Instagram has increased infidelity but it appears that these networking sites are only delivery systems that make the cheating easier. The fundamental basis for the desire to cheat is somehow triggered by becoming a parent.
“What’s clear from our study is the likelihood of committing infidelity is far greater once the pressures and realities of parenthood enter the equation,” says Lavigne-Delville, “and digital only makes it that much easier and blurs the line of what is actually cheating.”
The release of the study coincides with the premiere of a new television series on the USA Network called "Satisfaction" which focuses on marital infidelity. (trailer above)