South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford asked to skip the part about marital fidelity in his wedding vows 20 years ago Jenny Sanford told Barbara Walters in an interview. Ms Sanford’s book “Stay True” will be released the same day.
“It bothered me to some extent,” said the estranged first lady, “but . . . we were very young; we were in love. I questioned it, but I got past it . . . along with other doubts that I had.”
Ms. Sanford found out about her husband’s affair and has filed for divorce. The governor told several different versions of his whereabouts until The Columbia State newspaper confronted him with emails between him and his Argentine lover.
Why do obviously smart women like Ms. Sanford and Ms. Edwards not discover their husband’s affairs earlier? It’s a case of deceiver and denier. The Deceiver is not ready to leave the marriage, so when the Denier asks questions like, “What’s wrong?” the Deceiver replies, “Nothing”. The Denier wants to believe it. Infidelity is not a concept that is possible in the Denier’s universe. So he or she is blinded to the clues that are left by the Deceiver.