An Expert Says It's Good That Elin Wasn't Present For Tiger's Public Apology

Fri, February 19, 2010 7:00pm EST by 4 Comments


A relationship guru tells that Elin made a smart move by staying away from her estranged husband’s press conference Feb. 19

Virtually every wife of a public figure cheater has solemnly stood by her man’s side as repented for being a bad boy (Elizabeth Edwards and Silda Spitzer are just a few that come to mind). But as we learned today, Feb. 19, Elin Nordegren chose not to go that route, and skipped her husband’s highly anticipated press conference. And guess what? An expert says that’s totally OK!

“It’s better that she wasn’t there. I’m actually glad that she wasn’t there,” Rhonda Findling, psychotherapist and author of Don’t Call That Man: A Survival Guide To Letting Go, tells “It made me have more respect for her [that] she was taking care of herself.”

Though we find it hard to believe that Elin, 30 would want to put herself through even more public humiliation, Rhonda suggests her absence indicates that there’s more going on behind-the-scenes.

“I think it was a PR decision, I don’t think Elin or Tiger decided this. It would have looked pathetic if she had shown up,” Rhonda says, adding, “You know how all these women stand by their politician husbands? It’s nauseating! These men humiliate them and they stand there. Elin was not a participant of his apology – she separated herself from it.”

Well, we’d kind of like to imagine that Elin grew a pair and refused to participate in her husband’s ‘performance’.

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Posted at 3:43 PM on February 20, 2010  

I think it is wise and beneficial to both Tiger and Elin if Elin is not present in this public apology session. Some people said this marriage is a PR marriage to boost Tiger’s good man image. So in separating out Elin’s presence in Tiger’s apology meeting will show/hint to the world that their marriage is NOT a PR marriage. Besides, if Tiger can come back on his own without the wife appear as stand-by-my-man woman (eg Kobe’s case, Bill Clinton’s case), it is even better for Tiger. Besides, it looks far more “genuine” and “human” without a stand-by-my-man wife. Yes, I agree with you that it might be a strong recommendation by their PR consultant. As for this couple, people might not agree with me, but I tend to feel Elin still loves Tiger and Tiger still loves Elin (despite he cheated that lousily!). I also felt each of them did want to hold onto the marriage and they probably had already done so if they had not been so much “fishbowled” and “bashed” by the media…. You might call it “sweet and innocent” love… Despite people said Tiger is a poor husband (I also agree he needs to make lots of improvements!), I think deep inside he wants a warm home with wife and kids and his choice of Elin as his wife might be his luckiest trophy in his life if he is successful in continuing a married life.

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Posted at 10:08 PM on February 19, 2010  

I am glad that Tiger Woods broke his silence. After listening to Tiger I feel positive that he is going in the right direction to get his derailed life back on the right track. I think that in each one of us there is a divine power that can be used to help us overcome any obstacle and adversity. I am encouraged that Tiger mentioned he is using his inner strength to regain balance in his life to save the two things that are most important to him, his wife and his children. Tiger said that Elin deserves praise and I wholeheartedly agreed. I want to tell Tiger that I hope and pray that one day Elin find room in her heart to believe in him again. God Bless!

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Posted at 9:02 PM on February 19, 2010  

Since when does anybody who IS NOT Elin get to ddemand an Apology/ And, you gotta admit, poking cameras in the faces of the family was really RUDE. Let’s face a fact or three, shall we? Tiger owes the Press Not One Damn Thing. He’s a Golfer. He doesn’t owe the PGA an apology or explanation or Mea Culpa either, He Plays Golf. He’s not a role model for your children or for you personally simply because he happens to be good at a game of skill and thus can win impressive amounts of money. If you need role models look to yourselves, and don’t demand that other people whom you have never met be those role models.
It’s not like there’s a lack or shortage of REAL news to go around.Some of the PGA allegedly said they don’t want him returning to play because he gives Golf a bad name? WHAT bad name? It’s a GAME!

It Never Had A Good Name…

They also allegedly said that people now equate them with Tiger oh PuhLeeze… Stop embarrassing yourselves, the only reason they don’t want him playing is they can’t win otherwise.About the only way they can match his alleged lifestyle is to daydream and live in a fantasy world. Get a grip, people… no, really, get a tighter grip… The comments the “experts” are making reveal more about an Obsessive and Envious culture than about somebody who’s only famous because he can play a GAME.

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Posted at 7:28 PM on February 20, 2010  

I agreed with you regarding your statement “The comments the “experts” are making reveal more about an Obsessive and Envious culture than about somebody who’s only famous because he can play a GAME.”… A lot of people are jealous of Tiger in his fame and wealth and now pretended to be the expert to criticise him… Some fellow golfers (eg Ernie Els) are jealous of Tiger and know they can’t beat him in golf course, so were taking this unique opportunity to bash him… This is called “sprinklng salt on people’s wounds”.. Just see whether Nick K. will operate like this or not ! No, the truthful ones will basically say “it is none of my business, I hope his family can sort things out, golf is forgiving, I hope to see him in golfing soon..” See the difference…. Nick is the that Tiger wants to beat his record, yet did he say any criticism of Tiger ? NONE…A turthful and well seasoned person do know the truth of each of us may make mistakes and it is better to be polite than to condemn !

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