08/27/2013 07:54 pm ET

10 Things Your Spouse Won't Tell You


About 15% of married Americans admit they’ve had an extramarital affair — a rate that’s stayed relatively steady for the past couple decades — according to the General Social Survey, which tracks extramarital affairs. And not only are married couples cheating, they’re spending a lot of their hard-earned cash on their lovers. If your hubby’s got a mistress, he’s likely to spend $125 on her holiday gift compared with just $60 on yours, according to a survey of more than 140,000 users of AshleyMadison.com, a matchmaking site for married individuals looking for affairs. For their part, women are less likely to buy pricey gifts for their lovers, as they tend to be more cautious about leaving behind evidence of their affair, says AshleyMadison.com CEO Noel Biderman.

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