I was reading this first interview Elizabeth Edwards gave with the Detroit Free Press and the one thing that struck me was this quote. "Trust [is] probably the most difficult hurdle." This is a woman who is probably going to die very soon. Should she be having to deal with trust issues regarding her husband? Why would he put her in this position? At this time in her life she should be able to focus solely on her children and all the time she can devote to them. I mean she has a 10 year old and an 8 year old and I'm sure would rather be thinking of them and doing things with them, and not having to discuss whether she trusts her husband or whether she has forgiven him.
Look cheating is awful, but I think we all know and accept that it happens. We don't like it and we abhor it, but I think we can all acknowledge it happens. What I just find utterly abhorrent about this is that his wife is dying and he still had to get his dick taken care of. I don't mean to be crass, but isn't there plenty of time for whoring it up after your wife has passed? Don't you think you should be devoting your energies more to her, and to comforting your kids and helping them cope with this, rather than trying to find a place you can be alone with someone for a quickie?
I just don't think that there is anything John Edwards could do to redeem himself in my eyes. The woman has stage 4 breast cancer and he is off having sex with who knows how many people.
I'm not perfect. Not even close. But, in my mind there does not seem to be anything lower or more disgusting than doing something like that to the woman you have spent your life with, who gave birth to your children, and who has always been your biggest supporter while she is trying to fight for her life.