Humility after the fall: Forgiving Mark Sanford

By Jenny Sanford I have recently weathered the demise of a 20-year marriage. My former spouse, South Carolina Gov. Mark … Continued

By Jenny Sanford

I have recently weathered the demise of a 20-year marriage. My former spouse, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, clearly lost sight of the values we had shared, values that formed the basis of our relationship. His ego blinded him to the consequences of the poor choices he was making. His public fall was quick and terrible for him, for us, for our children. But caught up in the drama of it all, I took the applicable truism of Proverbs 11:2 to heart: “When pride comes then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”

I have worked hard on my own humility in the hopes I would come through wiser, stronger, and more grounded in my faith and spirituality. I didn’t always succeed in being humble and no doubt will come up short again. But I worked to remain focused on my family, friends and faith and in my darkest hours I clung for life to my values. I reminded myself daily to be the best that I can in God’s eyes and in light of who I know I can be. And, importantly, as He teaches, I worked to forgive. Indeed, I knew that peace and happiness for me and for my family could only come if I let forgiveness light the way. Each of us is answerable to God for our sins; I came to understand that passing my own judgment hurts only me.

If today’s headlines are to be believed, public figures sin now more than ever before and a person who seems too good to be true has something to hide. But, as Ecclesiastes wisely put it, there is nothing new “under the sun.” Sin itself is as old as our world; the Bible is filled with tales of kings and other spiritual or community leaders who fall precipitously from their places of power for their myriad sins.

I’ve worked on Wall Street and I’ve been married to a political rising star, and I’ve witnessed spectacular falls from grace in both arenas. I have seen egos expand dangerously with income, and I have also seen the personality changes that can come from the ego-stroking attention lavished on a politician in demand. And too often, these changes or this attention leads to a disconnection from reality and then, sadly, a crashing thud as the person comes back down to Earth.

I believe that as anyone climbs the ladder of success -whether in business, politics, religion, sports, entertainment or everyday life– he or she faces the possibility of disconnecting from basic values and succumbing to temptations that abound. Today’s politician, for example, can have incredible demands on his time. There are lobbyists and constituents who want him to vote a certain way, media who want interviews, interest groups who want influence, political enemies who want to spread untruths, bills that have to be read, polls that need to be considered, natural disasters that need attention and most likely a spouse and children who want time and attention as well.

To accommodate the demands, a politician must surround himself with a team of people committed to booking his time, getting him from one place to another, cooking his meals, helping to run interference on many fronts, keeping him safe from crowds or threats, even telling him what to wear. In other words, to accommodate the many demands on his time and energy, he removes himself from the decisions and consequences of real life. Celebrities and sports stars are prone to this, too. Insulated this way, even a good person’s vision can become clouded with pride, which brings us back to Proverbs and the promise of disgrace to follow. (Interestingly, this was likely written by Solomon, a wise king who also learned this lesson the hard way.)

If today’s headlines are to be believed, we are a people in pretty sorry shape. But I choose to eschew the cynical idea that all people in the public realm will stumble and fall. Most, in fact, will keep their focus where it belongs – on their values and on the larger issues of the day. I also choose to believe that the person who seems too good to be true just might have something to share, to give, and to contribute. As all faiths of the world teach, we should continue to look for the best in each other.

Jenny Sanford, a graduate of Georgetown University, she worked for six years at the Wall Street investment banking firm Lazard Freres & Co. in New York before moving with her then-husband, Mark Sanford, to South Carolina.

  • sukidogs

    Jenny,I was proud when you did not defend and stand by Mark for his behavior. I hope your sons also were able to appreciate the strength and character of their mother.Always.Linda Sturms

  • lepidopteryx

    There are two offenses within any marriage of mine that I refuse to even try to forgive – adultery and domestic violence.

  • bpai_99

    This is nothing but narcissism in its purest form. Jenny Sanford would do better at this point to clam up and stop campaigning for sainthood.

  • Athena4

    Jenny, YOU should be the one running for office! You are as qualified as Mark was when he ran for office. Perhaps more so, because you understand what’s its like to raise a family. In the meantime, go find yourself a nice younger man. Living well is the best revenge.

  • cmk105

    This article can only be described as pathetic, trite, and self-serving.

  • YEAL9

    “If today’s headlines are to be believed, public figures sin now more than ever.”Hmmm?”King” David, “King” Henry VIII, Mohammed, Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot!!! Mark Sanford is small time with respect these historic giants of sin and marriage mayhem.

  • buckeye80

    Jenny Sanford exemplifies the solid character traits every mother would wish for her daughter. It is sad that the Governor lost his moral compass. I wish the best for Jenny and her three sons. She has class.

  • angelos_peter

    Good riddance to both Mark and Jenny “Why Don’t You Take Back Your Name?” Sanford, and to Jenny’s Plastic Jesus.

  • dadada

    Oh, put a sock in it.

  • mattintx

    “I have worked hard on my own humility,” she wrote in a signed op-ed.

  • qrsi

    Face it, Jenny, you just can’t believe that he fell in love with another woman. And he said so publicly. This moralizing is really sickening and if you think you show humility, then you do not understand humility. Perhaps he went to another woman’s arms because of your arrogant holier than thou attitude and behavior. What are you now looking for – a job, a book deal, a movie deal, another husband? Go home and take care of your kids who, I hope, you have not brainwashed into thinking that their father is the bad guy here and you are the victim. That is not what you want to do to boys.

  • FloridaChick

    massive ego stroking might help set the (wrong) tone for pols, but why is it that women pols do not fall for this? men just take the bootlicking as their due; women roll up their sleeves and work.

  • jhtlag1

    The problem with all of this is that Mr. Sanford was in love, infatuated, whatever. You can yak all you want to about power and pride etc. etc. but that ain’t what happened here. This isn’t Spitzer arrogance, it’s just…the human tides that we endure, there is no explanation, that is, there is only this short explanation.(Same reason I hike sections of the AT: love!)

  • stopmakingexcuses

    Please don’t be throwing insults at Jenny. She admitted that she is not perfect and she is learning humility. She is being honest. And she was the victim. She tried to be a perfect wife and mother but who really is? From all I’ve read, she was too good for Mark. Then Mark disrespects her and gets involved with someone else. I see him as a wimp if he couldn’t discuss his needs with his wife.

  • elizdelphi

    I hope Jenny Sanford herself will remain unmarried now. Jesus taught that (regardless of who was at fault leading to the divorce) divorce and remarriage is adultery. This is because in a valid marriage the two become one flesh (this truth becomes visible in their children), and cannot be divided except by death. Real love is faithful. Real live is gift of self to the other. Marriage can be very difficult. Mark betrayed the covenant he entered into, he betrayed his family, and he doesn’t seem to be sincerely sorry. Jenny probably isn’t without any fault, it takes two to have a marriage, but it was the responsibility of both to be faithful and to grow in love together and with and for their children.

  • jackson641

    “My former spouse, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, clearly lost sight of the values we had shared, values that formed the basis of our relationship.”no he didn’t. He met someone that excited him more. Men are not monogamous by nature. Stop kidding yourself.

  • arancia12

    Wow. Celebs will really drag themselves through the mud over and over again to keep their 15 minutes of fame going, won’t they? I wish Jenny Sanford’s sons the best, too. I hope they can overcome these two incredibly self-serving and narcissistic couple. The odds are not good.

  • KarenfromPittsburgh

    I am really surprised at all of the mean-spirited comments polluting this post. If you don’t like this woman – don’t read her essay; there is no need to attack her character or motives for writing this piece. You hide anonymously under your pseudonames taking out your vitriol on someone you don’t even know. How sad for you.

  • fizzy1

    Funny how the wealthy forgive and the have-nots buy super-glue.

  • momof20yo

    Jenny Sanford must not have made much money off her tell-all book, so she’s giving it a second chance to give her more money. First her book, then the ex-husband . . . .

  • revbookburn

    Sometimes, the best therapy of all is to implement justice yourself. I am available for a public or private encounter that you would never forget.

  • squarf

    Dear Jenny, face it: Hubby turned out to be a sex hound. It happens. What to do? Dump the bum. Get on with your life. He has destroyed his, yours, and your children’s. Quote scripture if it comforts, but keep your feet on the ground… something his girl friend did not do. Forward march in all directions, and good luck.

  • anhthulu1

    How sick and ugly soul this woman really is. May be she should look at herself and ask her husband chose to love someone else. Pretend to be in pain, capitalize on it, blaming someone for not loving you. I wonder if she complaint when he did love her. Go enjoy the money you make by selling your own personal life. I respect gov. Sanford for he is the one staying true to his feelings. He is smart and honest to go for his love and Jenny is nothing but a sore looser.

  • Ralphie6

    The narcissitic infantilism that the Governor displays by his word and action has broken apart his family. He leaves his children with the herculean task of reconciling his self-serving behavior to the father they probably at one time loved and admired unreservedly. The guy they now know swung his allegiance from his family to a woman of low virtue for all her good Catholic upbringing. A guy that spent time away from them to be with her. Rather than putting that energy into his family and marriage (his wife probably would have enjoyed a get-away, “break from the kids” trip to Islamorada in the Keys, and sexy e-mails.) Now he throws this Belen Chapur back into the mix. This unscrupulous, other woman, a mother herself, who has no qualms about having an affair with a married man with four minor-aged children. If this is the sophisticated relaxed European morality we are supposed to be in awe of I eschew it for the simple “Do unto others…” approach.

  • Guest_

    //…It is nice to know you found your peace with yourself and God.Whether Mark Sanford has found his peace or ever will, is a different matter…and as with everything under the sun, his peace is in hands of God Almighty.

  • politbureau

    The person who shines through in your words would be a wife any of us men would be blessed and honored to be married to.Your former husband, on the other hand, shames all of us men.

  • anna_78750

    Ms. Sanford, I initially felt great sadness and admiration for you. Not so much, anymore. Why are you continuing to carry out your private life in public? I’m sorry that your husband fell in love with another woman, and I’m sorry that he hurt you and your sons. BUT, you are still trying to convince yourself that he just succumbed to the difficult life of a politician and had a fling. You knew about his love affair with her long before it became public, yet you stayed with him until it was public news. Now, you continue to keep the entire thing in the media, with your book, interviews and editorials. What is that doing to your sons, and what are you hoping it is going to do to help you?

  • Utahreb

    Cynical? Yes. Skeptical? Yes. At 73, there are few surprises left when it comes to politicians in general and the public reaction to their “falls from grace”.The lure of publicity, money, fame is too much to handle for most politicians and if a few little pecaddiloes occur, we seem to take that for granted. Too bad – if anything, they should be held to a higher standard due to their official standing.

  • 5IN5

    I’m not sure why other comments have questioned her public handling of this affair. If nothing else she has a story to tell and a lesson we all can learn from. She was forced to suffer a humiliation of historical proportions through no fault of her own. Ms. Sanford, your eloquence and grace under these circumstances is impressive. The governor’s hypocrisy is one thing, but dealing your family this terrible blow seems nearly unforgivable. That you have publicy been able to forgive him says everything about your character and integrity. Your former husband has now relinquished the rights to any such claims about himself.

  • bm66535

    It is lucky for you to find comfort in your bible. Feeling the need to share it with the world. But to the rest of us we just have to ride the waves of emotion until the rocking subsides. Then if we are humble enough we recognized Gods hand in our recovery.Human beings have been unfaithful throughout history. Your husband is no different.What makes your situation worse for me is this. You, and your husband along with his fellow hypocrites in the far right neoconservative Republican party talked talked and talked about morals. You and your far right Christian friends on the right held up and still do your superiority to the rest of us mortal non believing, or traditional mainline Christians, and Jews..I wish you well and a happy life. But please do not drone on in a stealth way telling us you are a victim. Lady you were also part of the problem.

  • leeduke

    While I was not shocked by the revelations of Mark Sanford’s affair, I was surprised that, as a Republican, he was having an affair with a woman rather than a man or a hooker. But most surprising to me was the refreshing stand taken by Jenny Sanford and her refusal to play the dutiful little wife who stands beside her husband while he admits to his transgressions.I don’t subscribe to any of Jenny Sanford’s expressed beliefs or her connection with the Bible, I do admire her as a woman of strength, dignity, and humility.

  • panamajack

    Why do I get the feeling that Jenny Sanford is trying to play the Elizabeth Edwards card and really profit from her marital problems? It takes two to make a marriage fail just as it takes two to make it work. We’ve heard ad nauseum how Jenny Sandford is the wronged wife and how Gov. Sanford is a dog. Maybe she is basically a horrible, selfish, cold fish who drove Sanford to this. Jenny Sanford is just another Kate Gosselin who just needs to fade away.

  • BrianX9

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  • rusty3

    This is the sixteenth minute.

  • st50taw

    How sick and ugly soul this woman really is. May be she should look at herself and ask her husband chose to love someone else. Pretend to be in pain, capitalize on it, blaming someone for not loving you. I wonder if she complaint when he did love her. Go enjoy the money you make by selling your own personal life. I respect gov. Sanford for he is the one staying true to his feelings. He is smart and honest to go for his love and Jenny is nothing but a sore looser.

  • lufrank1

    BS !

  • montatip

    To everything there is a season—That season with your husband has passed.

  • Spring_Rain

    WHAT PANAMA JACK SAID-A THOUSAND TIMES OVER! Jenny, take a little advice here, hon’ it DOES take two to ruin a marriage-and you knew EVEN FROM THE START that things were not copacetic between you two-yet you wanted to marry him anyway-SO YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW.YOU ARE OVEREXPOSED NOW-NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU ANYMORE-SO PLEASE PLEASE GO AWAY! GO GET A REAL JOB, INSTEAD OF JOINING THE PITY PARTY SOB SISTER CIRCUIT-THAT IS SOOOOO DISTASTEFUL TO SO MANY OF US! GO AWAY JENNY! GET YOURSELF A REAL JOB, OKAY? GO BACK TO THE FINANCIAL WORLD AND GAIN BACK A LITTLE OF THE CREDIBILITY THAT YOU HAVE SQUANDERED BY “BRANDING” YOURSELF FOR GOD’S SAKE!AWAY, JENNY SANFORD-GO AWAY!

  • qqbDEyZW

    Like many woman Jenny brought Mark with the promise of being US President. Mark wanted the title but never loved the woman making the offer. Like all political figures Mark/Jenney had kids but Mark never stop looking for his soulmate. Jenny might look to King David who stole another man’s wife for her answers. Jenny can’t face the fact the World has seen what she’s kept secret for years. Mark loves Maria and nothing will change that. Jenny brought another mate as a front, Maria come to Florida to spend quality time with Mark resently. Yes Mark had to finish the corrupt business as Governor then he will leave the US and marry Maria as was planned. The only people fooled were the citizens of South Carolina and the Media. Jenny knew Mark was finished faking their marriage and so did their children. Like other Republicans who use the Bible to cover their lies and cause chaos/racism/hate this is what Jenny is doing. Jenny does love Mark but Mark never loved Jenny and now we all know that too.

  • Spring_Rain

    “Jenny does love Mark but Mark never loved Jenny and now we all know that too.”JENNY-QQ IS CORRECT-MARK IS THE ONE WHO IS BEING TRUE TO HIMSELF-YOU ARE THE FAKE-YOU ARE THE ONE WHO ALWAYS KNEW THAT HE DID NOT LOVE YOU-MARIA IS NOT HIS FIRST AFFAIR-YOU KNEW THAT TOO-NOW YOU’RE COMING OFF AS SOME SANCTIMONIOUS, NARCISSISTIC, UTTERLY DISTASTEFUL TWIT.QUIT NOW-YOU ARE NOT AHEAD OF THE GAME, JENNY, ANY LONGER-ONCE YOU DECIDED TO GO VIRAL, UBER-MORALIZING IN A VERY DECEPTIVE WAY -YOU PUT YOURSELF IN PATHETIC REALITY TV MODE-YES, YOU ARE LIKE KATE GOSSELIN-GOTTA MILK AND SUCK THAT LAST 5 MIN. OF FAME, DON’T YOU? INSTEAD OF DOING SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE AND GETTING ON WITH YOUR LIFE. YOU ARE NOT DIGNIFIED-YOU’RE ACTING LIKE A BLOODY PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE SPURNED BEATCH-GO AWAY!

  • Spring_Rain

    ps. Thanks Sally, for letting me vent on Jenny Sanford here-you know I can’t stand you, but I have been ITCHING at the chance to give this deceptive sanctimonious beatch JENNY SANFORD a piece of my mind-once I discovered she was even thinking of trademarking herself-and going on the pity party reality tv show circuit-JESUS HELP US!And Jenny, like I said, I SYMPATHIZE WITH MARK TREMENDOUSLY-YOU STRIKE ME AS SOMEONE THAT WOULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO LOVE, MAYBE EVEN TO LIKE-I SAY THAT, EVEN THOUGH I ABHOR SOUTH CAROLINA REPUBLICAN TYPES!

  • creatia52

    This probably should have been a no comment article. There sure is a lot of vitriol here being flung at a woman by posters that don’t even know her personally. I am sure the ex Mrs. Sanford was asked by the On Faith editors to write a column on forgiveness and she did. It certainly wasn’t offensive and maybe it gave inspriraton to some. No harm, no foul.

  • j762

    I’m glad that the author description at the end mentions her Georgetown degree and Wall Street work before the passing mention of her marriage to Gov. Sanford. The emphasis is on the right things.

  • faygokid

    Very nice comment, Jenny. And all the best to you. But you and all other Republicans will continue to take marching orders from ignoramuses like Rush and Beck and Palin, and we won’t hear a peep out of you condemning their hatred and monumental stupidity. “Look for the best in each other.” Yeah, right. You simply look away, as you have done throughout your life.

  • Spring_Rain

    Oh Sally, Sally Sally! You mean, you get your wittle feelings hurt when I say I can’t stand you? Well, GET OVER IT-CUZ’ IT’S TRUE! And Jenny Sanford IS the most idiotic, narcissistic, sanctimonious TWIT right now going! SHUT UP JENNY-WE DON’T WANT TO HEAER ANYMORE ABOUT YOUR “FEELINGS” ON MARK SANFORD-YOU KNEW D AMN GOOD AND WELL WHAT YOU WERE GETTING INTO WHEN YOU MARRIED HIM, AND THROUGH HIS AFFAIRS, YOU STAYED MARRIED TO HIM UNTIL HE WENT PUBLIC ON HIS LIFE-WHICH, BY THE WAY, I WOULD HAVE ADMIRED HAD HE NOT GONE OVERBOARD ABOUT IT!BUT GOOD ON YOU NOW MARK SANFORD! AT LEAST YOU ARE TRUE TO YOURSELF, UNLIKE YOUR FAKE, PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE SOON TO BE EX-WIFE! SHEESH! GOOD RIDDANCE!

  • maddymappo

    There are many sayings about the danger of staying in the seat of power too long. However, in your husband’s case, he has just shown a remarkable lack of common sense in this matter and he has unnecessarily caused pain to his family in the manner in which he has conducted himself. Particularly offensive, is his bragging about his rendezvous with this other woman. It shows an ego too big to forgive at this point, since he is oblivious to what a fool he is even making of himself, not to mention the pain he is inflicting on his family. Feel sorry for him perhaps, but do not forgive him because he has shown you and your children no repentence or shame.If you can feel sorry for him, fine. He certainly is making a fool of himself and his cluelessness is pathetic. But have the mercy not to forgive unless he at least realizes the scope of the damage he has done. Gov Sanford should take responsiblity for himself, repent and seek forgiveness before it is given. Until that time just tell yourself the truth, which is that you deserved much better and had an evil destiny with this very imperfect and selfish man.For starters, I suggest you dump the “Sanford”, and take your own brilliant persona back. You are no longer being cared for and protected by this man and should not honor him by keeping his name. It gives him credit where none is due. I just don’t think that your husband ever deserved you. He is showing his true lack of character at this time. It is one thing to betray the public trust and another to so casually betray and humiliate your family.Bad show Mark.

  • nicekid

    My got reaction, Mrs. Sanford, is that your ex-husband is a self-involved horse’s patoot. However, as far as I’m concerned, that story has run its course and I really don’t want to know any more about it. I, too, had a cheating ex-husband whom I forgave, but I never felt the need to write about it in the Washington Post. Your private business is your private business, and should stay that way–private. I certainly don’t want to read about it.

  • txq1Bird

    No one really knows what goes on in a marriage except the ones involved. It looked to me that governor Sanford was really in love with this argentinian woman,I guess that is why he did so many silly things and made many serious mistakes as a governor.It was obvious that it was more than just your regular affair. Mrs. Sanford already has a companion.That was pretty quick! Good for her but she needs to stop whining about her failed marriage.She is not the only one and certainly will not be the last one! Many women in this world goes thru similar experiences quietly and don’t try to make a living out of it.

  • judithclaire1939

    Meow, Meow to all the Broads gettin’ a Buzz off this article and gettin’ a bigger Buzz,Buzz responding!

  • deltadelta

    Yikes – why the screaming, red faced, spit laden hate coming from such posters as SPRING_RAIN????? Do you know this woman, what heinous crime has she committed, how has she hurt you? She sounded like she is trying to cope with being cast aside for another woman – pretty hard thing to handle no matter what the circumstances. I don’t think she should be discussing it anymore in public but wishing her drawn and quartered for it – hardly. The anger in many of these posts mystifies me…….scary.

  • sharronkm

    I hope she can forget this narcissist and find happiness with someone who is intelligent and mature. Jenny Sanford and her boys deserve much better than the hypocrite who deserted them.

  • Spring_Rain

    Jenny Sanford HAS BEEN CLUELESS FOR MOST OF HER MARRIAGE-MARK SANFORD HAS ADMITTED TO MULTIPLE AFFAIRS, AND THEN HE FELL IN LOVE-SHE CLAIMS NOT TO HAVE KNOWN ANYTHING UNTIL 2009-WHICH IF TRUE, JUST PROVES THE POINT, AN UTTERLY SELF-ABSORBED WOMAN, WHO CAN’T SEE THE FOREST FOR THE TREES.MARK SANFORD SHOULD HAVE LEFT HER YEARS AGO-THEIRS WAS NEVER A HAPPY MARRIAGE-JENNY NEEDS TO GET OUT OF HER PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE MODE, QUIT TRYING FOR CELEBRITY STATUS AND MOVE ON WITH HER LIFE-MARK IS DOING JUST THAT-I’M SURE HE’LL FIND HAPPINESS BEFORE SHE WILL-BECAUSE IT’S CLEAR SHE’S A CONTROLLING STEALTH BEATCH.

  • pennymack

    The comments on this post are frightening, sad, and horrible. For the geniuses who told her to “keep it private” – it’s been front page news already, grow a f’ing brain. For the rest of you, angry that she either “didn’t acknowledge” or “didn’t let go” – whatever your lame & irrelevant & ignorant rant is – how dare you. This woman took the time and energy to not share her pain, but to offer comfort & words of wisdom to others in a similary situation. I love the particularly slimy post that says she can’t work on humility because she signed her op-ed. You ought to work on your IQ, signing your work is prideful???? Not surprisingly, that poster is from Texas. That explains it. This display of rage & insults is beyond baffling, how pathetic & sorry these hateful individuals’ lives must be that they’d work themselves into such a froth over this column. Such venom would be appropriate for pedophiles, animal tortures and baby killers – but the ex-wife of a cheating politician? We have turned into the meanest, most ignorant country on earth.

  • thisnametaken

    This needs to be repeated:pennymack wrote: “Not surprisingly, that poster is from Texas. That explains it. This display of rage & insults is beyond baffling, how pathetic & sorry these hateful individuals’ lives must be that they’d work themselves into such a froth over this column. Such venom would be appropriate for pedophiles, animal tortures and baby killers – but the ex-wife of a cheating politician? We have turned into the meanest, most ignorant country on earth.”

  • SCmomofsix

    “spring rain” typically is welcome and refreshing.

  • YEAL9

    If today’s headlines are to be believed, public figures sin now more than ever.”Hmmm?”King” David, “King” Henry VIII, Mohammed, Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot!!! Mark Sanford is small time with respect these historic giants of sin and marriage mayhem.

  • Spring_Rain

    HA HA HA-I’M GOING TO HAVE THE LAST LAUGH HERE-IF YOU READ THE COMMENTS ABOUT JENNY SANFORD AROUND THE WEB, YOU’LL FIND, AS I DID, THAT THE CONSENSUS IS THE FOLLOWING:1. JENNY SANFORD IS A FAKE-SOMEONE WHO WANTS PRIVACY DOESN’T GO ON DR. PHIL AND BARBARA WA-WA TO “TALK” ENDLESSLY ABOUT THE END OF A MARRIAGE.2. JENNY IS NAIVE AS HELL TO CALL MARK “LOST”-MARK IS IN LOVE-AND SHE CAN’T HANDLE THAT.3. JENNY HAS THE PERSONALITY OF A BOWLING BALL-IT WAS A GOOD THING THAT MARK GOT HER OUT OF HIS LIFE-BUT HE HAS HANDLED HIMSELF LESS THAN RESPECTABLY IN THIS MANNER-HOWEVER, PEOPLE WHO ARE IN LOVE DO CRAZY THINGS-HE’S OBVIOUSLY BEEN STARVED FOR IT FOR ALL OF HIS MARRIAGE TO JENNY.4. JENNY IS CLUELESS, SELF-ABSORBED, AS ONLY SOMEONE WHO GREW UP WITH GREAT WEALTH CAN BE, AND IS, AS ALL THE ATTENTION SEEKING SHE’S DOING-HOOKING UP WITH PALIN AND THE LIKE, A TOTAL FRAUD, A DECEPTION IN HER OWN MIND.SHE SHOULD BE THINKING ABOUT HER BOYS AND SPENDING TIME WITH THEM-IT’S ALL ME ME ME JENNY-GO AWAY JENNY! PLEASE, WE CAN ALL HANDLE MARK, AND HIS LACK OF DECEPTION FAR BETTER THAN YOUR SCHTIK-PLEASE JUST GO AWAY!

  • Italia2

    “… Sanford had the experiences, yet chose not to be bitter. And she’s reviled for that?…”No are you kidding me. Perhaps not as much now, but believe me, she was bitter and that is why she did what “she” did to him after his fall. This lady was on a path of “destroy through ‘not reconciliation!’ and you can take that to the bank. Mark Sanford is destroyed. He has no political career behind his move, as well he shouldn’t…but if you remember, her first words were ‘forgiving through reconciliation… and everything after that was destroy, destroy destroy. yes he had it coming to him for what he did, but remember the children in all of this. And she’s still talking. Oh well. I wish them both the best because of the children.

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