It was only a matter of time before Tiger ended up in rehab for “sex addiction.” I’ve been predicting this scenario publicly since November. It appears that Tiger is now at Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services in Mississippi, not South Africa as originally reported. The lesson I hope women will take away from my posting today is that men don’t cheat because of your appearance, which is a common belief that women latch on to . Take a look at this picture of Elin Woods. Trust me, Tiger’s admitted “transgressions” didn’t have anything to do with her looks! Infidelity is about unfulfilled needs, low self esteem, compulsivity, irresponsibility and a low emotional IQ. Cheating can be about getting even and a lot of other things including narcissism which raises a lot of questions about Tiger. If you would like to read more about the impact of “sex addiction” and infidelity, you might enjoy an article I was interviewed for by the leading women’s magazine, “She Knows”. http://www.sheknows.com/articles/812944
2010 is The Year of the Tiger. Not only that, but Chinese New Years falls on February 14th this year. Hmmm. I bet Valentine’s Day is a little different in the Woods household this year. But here’s the deal: Regardless of how bad it looks, it may not be over for Tiger and Elin. People who are compulsive about sex can be just as compulsive about healing if given the chance. If Tiger and Elin want to make this work and hold their family together, they can. Believe it or not, I have seen couples with much bigger problems heal and learn to love each other like never before. It may look hopeless, but don’t count Tiger out from coming back yet. Just ask Roco Mediate!