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Tiger: The New Face of Therapy?

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Tiger Woods' name has long been synonymous with phenomenal golf skills, and he used to be the picture-perfect image of a wholesome family man. Is he now the new face of sexual-addictions treatment and family counseling?

tiger woods and elin nordegren

Tiger and Elin may have unknowingly helped many other couples struggling with sexual addiction. Tiger has been very clear on how difficult this situation has been on his entire family, and has said he recognizes that treatment for him and Elin is his priority. The fact that he has been so public about his time in rehab and his counseling has positively impacted those struggling with the same issues. Those suffering in secret now have someone to relate to.

How do non-celebrity sex addicts manage to recover? Can they ever really do it? Much of a real-life addict's shame and guilt is mirrored in Tiger's. And Elin's ability to stay strong in the face of this turmoil sets an example as one of the ways real-life spouses may choose to react. Sexual addiction is usually a huge secret. The mere fact of knowing that there are others out there engaging in the same type of behavior -- and getting help for it -- is a powerful idea within itself.

ESSENCE.com took a look inside what real couples face when going through therapy for sexual addiction. Read part one of this brutally honest story, and discover what each of these couples encounter as they start their journey toward uncovering the truth about their sex-addict spouses' secret lives.


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Ken March 27, 2010, 8:12 AM

What kind of bs is this?? THey will become the new face for sex-addiction? Poster couple hahaha Just so they can make a few more bucks. I could picture this in a few years on a TV commercial “I am Tiger WOods, and I am a recovering sex addict” with that pathetic wife of his holding his hand next to him, acting supportive.

OF COURSE THEY ARE GOING TO LABEL HIM A SEX ADDICT SO PEOPLE (IDIOTS), CAN PITY HIM. WE WILL SEE HOW HE IS EAGER TO GET HELPED. POOR TIGER!

There is no way they will say he is a sociopath to the public. Dr Gilda Carle is right on point!!! The media exposes them to make money, as do the tabloids, then they cover their dirt up!

Ken March 27, 2010, 8:55 AM

What kind of bs is this?? THey will become the new face for sex-addiction? Poster couple hahaha Just so they can make a few more bucks. I could picture this in a few years on a TV commercial “I am Tiger WOods, and I am a recovering sex addict” with that pathetic wife of his holding his hand next to him, acting supportive.

OF COURSE THEY ARE GOING TO LABEL HIM A SEX ADDICT SO PEOPLE (IDIOTS), CAN PITY HIM. WE WILL SEE HOW HE IS EAGER TO GET HELPED. POOR TIGER!

There is no way they will say he is a sociopath to the public. Dr Gilda Carle is right on point!!! The media exposes them to make money, as do the tabloids, then they cover their dirt up!

angela morris March 27, 2010, 8:15 PM

i have a question for someone. just what do they do at this sex addict rehab? how would you cure someone that is a sex addict? do they lock you in a room and make you think that sex is bad!! sex is not bad if you are having it with your soulmate![just your soulmate] alot of men have fantasies about having sex with two women and even talk their wifes into goimg along with it.i just think that in tiger and erin’s case the trust is gone and it is hard to get it back if she ever does get it back. it might have been easier if it had just been one woman, but FIFTEEN!! Another question, was he ever faithful to her? i say maybe on their wedding night!!

Ten Tees January 9, 2011, 2:17 PM

Nice info! Nice and fun reading. I’ve got a single point to make about t-shirts.


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