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Mistresses, Media And Hype

Updated on April 7, 2012
Saying I do should be forever!!
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Within the past few years the media has jumped on the " He had a mistress " band wagon where the flood gate of " ahhhhs " and " ohhhhs " escape the lips of the non believers and the " I told you so's". Quite a few were surprised at the news where others were not. The by lines in newspapers, magazines, airwaves and televised news casts are inundated with the revelations exposing the Tiger Woods and John Edwards of our world who strayed and betrayed the vows they made to their wives.

The shock waves of these discoveries taint the reputations of the men who abandon their vows, humiliated their families and ruin their reputations. The power they once possessed in their lives begins to fall away. They begin to lose the respect of their families, contingents, peers and the public. When John Edwards affair was exposed he basically commit political suicide, his career's in ruins like the ancient ruins that once stood tall were pushed to the ground.

As their stories unfold the mistresses feign surprise, feel betrayed that they were not the only women these men had an affair with. They shine the spot light on them, put them in the public eye, giving them their fifteen minutes of fame. They have their own sense of humiliation though their reasons are because they express their own sense of betrayal. How it is possible for these women to feel betrayed escapes my sense of logic.

These women feel like they were victimized according to their many interviews, magazine articles and the books they choose to have published. Why is that these women, who choose to have an affair with men they obviously knew were married think they were betrayed. There are those other women who were innocent, not knowing the men they had relationship with were married, yes, that is possible. However, these men were in the public eye, there were constant media attention regarding their wives, their children, anniversary traditions, health scares, in numerous articles their pictures appear, on televised reports they appeared in public with the wives and children. John Edwards was in the forefront of the public eye along with his wife Elizabeth when he was running as a candidate for Vice President of the United States. What was that women thinking? Those " victims " of the Tiger Woods media circus knew he had a wife and children, what were they thinking?

Any women , who actively participates in an affair with a married man in the public eye whether in the entertainment world, sports venue or political arena who is married is taking a chance that their identity will be disclosed. This becomes a choice you've made knowingly, you enter into a relationship that can cause heartache for many innocent people, many families, including your own.

Keep in mind that any choice you make will eventually have consequences and ask yourself are you willing to deal with those consequence's no matter what the outcome may be. That decision will be the difference between public humiliation or living a quiet life with your morals and values in tact.

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      Michelle Orelup 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      You and I were both wrong about him. I was disappointed as well.

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      Catzgendron 5 years ago from North Chelmsford

      Both Tiger Woods and John Edwards are both guilty, neither sin is greater in that respect. I guess I had more faith in John Edwards, I really looked up to him so was more disappointed with his behavior. And I guess in myself as well because that was something I never expected and I voted based on him being what I thought was a genuinely nice person in which case I was proved wrong.

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      Michelle Orelup 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      How is John Edwards sin any greater than Tiger Woods? His wife's cancer is a sympathy card? I'm sorry but I don't understand that comment. He would have cheated even if she was healthy because he was being selfish. He had kids. Tiger Woods had kids. The sin is the same.

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      Catzgendron 5 years ago from North Chelmsford

      The person I lost respect for through his affair was John Edwards especially knowing that his wife was battling breast cancer at the time. She was a wonderful person and deserved much better treatment than that.

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      Michelle Orelup 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      Getting involved with someone is married is self-absorbed and narcissistic behavior. If these women choose to play the victim card, they will never be taken seriously. I think a lot of them come forward after the affair has been exposed in order to capitalize on money from interviews. It really is a sad and pathetic commentary on these women.

      The fact that the men cheated (in these examples) is really just an abuse of power and they don't seem to care if it destroys their families.