Conviction and Disgrace or A Matter of Choice and Change
During this very public and extensive coverage of Tiger Woods public apology regarding his adulterous affairs, it would seem almost impossible to avoid the invitations extended by others to weigh in on “what do you think of Tiger Woods apology?”
Tiger Woods’ public apology has, if nothing else opened the door for couples to address their own awkward discussions regarding where they stand on the matter of extramarital affairs, and ones level of commitment in their own intimate relationships.
I have personally been curious how many people have been ask questions about the buzz as they go about their daily lives and have had to comment on the news story. Even having a casual conversation about our bombardment of Tiger Woods news, people may find themselves unknowingly disclosing personal information about themselves and the true identity of their character when they make casual comments about extramarital affairs of celebrities.
In the workplace we want to be authentic, a team player, neutral, and always non-offensive to any group, then at home may feel an undo amount of pressure from a mate, who by now is influenced by the news coverage, take more liberty and force a discussion on the topic. This is an unfair fight in the making and has the potential for unwanted conflict to say the least.
Who would have known – all the Tiger Woods Buzz could lead to problems in MY relationship
On February 19, 2010, Tiger Woods presented a long awaited public announcement to apologize for his highly publicized adulterous liaisons. Watch Tiger Woods public apology.
In brief, he verbalized a formal apology to the general public at large, his family, his children, to the professional sport of Golf, to those who admire him for his expertise in Golf, and he made it clear his behavior has greatly impacted his sponsors.
“I was selfish”
“I felt entitled because of what I have accomplished and accumulated”
“I was unfaithful”
“I am sorry”
Do you think Tiger Woods apology was sincere?
If in the same situation, would you stay with a mate who cheated?
What would be the first step for you, in your relationship, if an affair was discovered?
“What is the big deal?” many have questioned
I’ll tell you. One marriage on the edge, the temporary emotional instability of parents to two children, a discussion of how Divorce impacts children and commercial sponsorships in excess of $25 Million annually. And, not to mention what impact this type of story may have on YOUR relationship.
If there is a past of adulterous affairs, this type of news reporting may trigger old emotions even if the relationship has moved past that part of the relationship years ago and previously expressed feelings of forgiveness to one another.
If you are in a unstable relationship any discussion concerning the Tiger Woods adulterous behavior may become awkward
Everyone Has A Opinion
Public Opinion: The focus in the polls report 37% of woman based on a CNN Poll approve of Tiger Woods Public Apology and combined with both men and woman 60% approve that Tiger Woods public apology was sincere and appropriate.
Out of a total of 4188 votes calculated by Extra TV on February 20, 2010, 69% believe Elin should Divorce Tiger now that there is evidence of infidelity.
31% believe Elin should remain in the marriage despite sound evidence of infidelity.
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When the Famous Apologize for Sex
From Tiger Woods to Bill Clinton, public figures who admitted to having affairs. Watch the Video on the Famous Apologize for extramarital affairs and tell their story!
- New York Governor David Paterson admits to affair
- Celebrity Hugh Grant linked to Prostitution and extramarital affair
- Senator Gary Hart apologizes for extramarital affair on ABC Nightline TV
- Religious ICON Jimmy Swaggart apologizes for affair he reports “My sin was done in secret”
- Presidential Hopeful John Edwards reports “I made a serious mistake” after evidence he fathered a child in his extramarital affair
- Celebrity David Letterman admits to sex with a member on his staff
- Aug 17, 1998 Bill Clinton Admits Affair
- NJ Governor Jim McGreevey admits to having a homosexual affair
- Governor Elliot Spitzer linked to Prostitution Ring
- Address conflicts in the relationship honestly
- Discuss key relationship dynamics which led to negative feelings of betrayal, and/or other feelings
- Mend the relationship / Repair the relationship
- Last, and only after a process of repair, should a discussion of dissolution of the relationship be entertained.
It does not appear at this time Tiger Woods has allowed for an adequate amount of information to be shared in order for outsiders to access his current level of adjustment and stability based on his public scrutiny. However, we can speculate it would be an extremely difficult adjustment for anyone to navigate.
This and That
Have you reached a point where you want to be married for the right reasons?
Did you just stop trying?
Are you IN LOVE today?
One Thing Is Certain
Tiger Woods’ public apology has made significant impact. Even trading on the United States Stock Exchange dipped during the telecast of Woods’ public media apology. There will be significant financial impact both in annual advertiser endorsements in the tune of $25 Million annually and significant damage to his marriage which must be explored, hopefully with continued Psychological Therapeutic Services.
A choice has already been made, now the individual just has to understand it
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