Time has an excerpt of Elizabeth Edwards’ forthcoming book, Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life’s Adversities on its website today. In the piece, she talks about finding out about and dealing with her husband, former presidential candidate (and former NC Senator) John Edwards’, admission that he’d strayed from their marriage with videographer, Rielle Hunter.
You know how I feel about that whole situation, but here’s what Elizabeth had to say:
Just as I don’t want cancer to take over my life, I don’t want this indiscretion, however long in duration, to take over my life either. But I need to deal with both; I need to find peace with both. It is hard for John, I can see, because it is something about which he is ashamed. But his willingness to open up is a statement that he trusts me, too. For quite a long time, I used whatever he admitted in the next argument and he was hesitant to say anything. That is, gratefully, behind us. There is still a great deal of sorting through to do — the lies went on for some time. And we both understand that there are no guarantees, but the road ahead looks clear enough, although from here it looks long.
What a class act. You can catch her on Oprah today, and the book hits stores Friday.