Why Tiger Would

As soon as I heard on the news that Tiger Woods smashed his car after leaving his house at some ungodly hour in the morning, I knew we were in for a tabloid blitz with speculations about the possible reasons for such a hasty exit. Then, once allegations of infidelity started to hit the airwaves, the inevitable happened- all eyes turn to the intriguing Tiger Woods mystery. Inquiring minds want to know, “What did he do?” “Why did he do it,” “How often did he do it?” “What does this mean for his marriage and more importantly, his endorsements?” So many questions, so little time.

As a professional who specializes in marriages teetering on the brink of divorce and in adulterous relationships in particular, I would like to take this opportunity to debunk the myth that the rich and famous have a corner on adulterous behavior. I see many blue collar, no-name truck drivers or tradesmen, not to mention carpooling, stay-at-home moms slide down the slippery slope of making unfaithful, risk-taking, affair-seeking choices. In case you didn’t know, infidelity is an equal opportunity employer.

So, let’s not be too quick to blame Tiger’s fame, fortune or sense of entitlement for his poor choices. While it’s true that, unlike Tiger, most of us don’t have adoring, drop-dead gorgeous fans throwing themselves at us- temptations abound nonetheless. We don’t have to look further than in the workplace, in our neighborhoods and even in our places of worship. Although for years, Tiger’s superhuman golfing skills have mesmerized us, it’s important to remember that underneath it all, he is still just a person.

Michele Weiner Davis is the creator of the Divorce Busting Centers, learn more on how you can solve marriage problems and stop divorce. Follow me on Twitter @divorcebusting, add my Divorce Busting Facebook Page, and subscribe to the Divorce Busting YouTube Videos for more advice and upcoming marriage saving events.

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Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW is an internationally renowned relationship expert, best-selling author, marriage therapist, and professional speaker who specializes in helping people change their lives and improve important relationships. Among the first in her field to courageously speak out about the pitfalls of unnecessary divorce, Michele has been active in spearheading the now popular movement urging couples to make their marriages work and keep their families together. She is the author of seven books including her best-selling books, DIVORCE BUSTING: A Step-by-Step Approach to Making Your Marriage Loving Again, and THE SEX-STARVED MARRIAGE: A Couple's Guide to Boosting Their Marriage Libido. Michele's work has been featured in major newspapers such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, and magazines such as Time, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, Essence, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Woman's Day, Men's Health, New Woman, and McCall's. Michele is a marriage expert on Redbook's advisory board, ClubMom.com and iVillage.com. She has made countless media appearances on shows such as Oprah, 48 Hours, 20/20, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News, CNN, and Bill O'Reilly. Michele's Keeping Love Alive program aired on PBS stations nationwide. She recently completed a reality based show for the BBC about helping couples save their marriages. Michele maintains that her true expertise in helping couples have great relationships is derived from first-hand experience. She and her husband have been married for more than thirty years.
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  • http://www.ThePluralThing.com Linda Dominique Grosvenor

    I agree. I believe that people need to understand the covenant of marriage. I think that sometimes when men and women are so successful in their careers they think that marriage is the next obvious step. That’s not how you gauge your readiness for marriage. Slow down and get married when that eye has stopped roaming and that loin has stopped burning for everything in a short skirt. I mean really! Do you want a wife or someone to cook, give you sex and do laundry? So many people with immature emotions marry before they’ve developed enough to know how to keep their zipper up. That’s unacceptable. I’m following you on Twitter @ThePluralThing

  • http://warrenbaldwin.blogspot.com/ Warren Baldwin

    Good points. I’m reading your “Divorce Busting” now and enjoying it.

  • http://www.therapysites.com/sites/csheehanjr.com Cornelius Sheehan Jr

    My experience has also been that social and economic status have little to do with one’s decision to make the type of choices Tiger has in this case. Tiger expresses a desire to find repair and I think his success getting to the root of what drove his behaviors (a necessary step in my opinion) could be very powerful- especially if made public.

    You do great work Michele, thanks!

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