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

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

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A relationship guru tells HollywoodLife.com 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 HollywoodLife.com. “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’.

Read More About Tiger’s Press Conference:

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  2. INSTANT POLL! Would You Forgive Tiger if You Were Elin?
  3. Bonnie Says: Tiger Why Did You Blame The Press?