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Are you seeing mum today? Then you are in the minority

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: March 30, 2014

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WILL you be seeing your mother today?

Apparently more than half of us will not be making a visit to mum on Mothering Sunday.

So while most of us might claim our mothers mean the world to us, you wouldn’t know it because 52% of us won’t be paying her a visit today.

A survey carried out by relationship charity OnePlusOne revealed that just 43% of people would be paying a visit to their mother, while 5% said they didn’t know if they would.

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Under half (40%) said they would be sending their mother a gift or card, 39% said they planned to arrange flowers to be delivered, while 21% said they would take her out for dinner.

Those who said they wouldn’t be visiting their mothers cited reasons such as "too busy", "we don’t get on" and "saw her last weekend".

Calum Ross, co-ordinator of OnePlusOne’s DIY relationship support service theCoupleConnection, said: “Mother’s Day is a great excuse to celebrate everything our mums do for us.

“However, it’s not always practical to pay mum a visit, especially if she lives hundreds of miles away.

“The results from our poll suggest most people plan to call their mother if they can’t visit her, or they’ll send a card.

“If you are a new parent, it’s also a great opportunity to celebrate your partner and show them how much you appreciate her as both a mother to your children and as your companion.”

The survey questioned adults and young people (aged 16 to 24) across the UK and was conducted in partnership with Netmums, Dadinfo, Contact a Family, The Student Room, and YouthNet.

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