I behaved badly. That may seem obvious to you but it's taken me a long time to admit that, even to myself. For years I was so viciously attacked by the media and the world that I felt like a victim. I now realize that the attacks are actually beside the point. The point is: I behaved badly.
Every person has a timeline of their own life, made up of the big moments in it -- the personal bests and worsts that singe their memories. On my timeline, one of those worsts came on November 3, 2004, when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.
There's absolutely no justification for launching a full-on assault on Elizabeth Edwards. Rielle, you have said that you feel it is your "duty" to Edwards and his three children with Elizabeth to write the book which reveals your side of the story.
As Americans rinse off the stench of the long sad Edwards affair, we find ourselves wondering yet again: how did this happen?
If there's good news for Edwards, it's that his comedown will provide all the lessons he needs in order to figure out what went wrong, and how to fix it. But he needs to pay attention and do the hard work of learning things he wishes he already knew, instead of rationalizing away his behavior.
All these children needed their father and still need their father. It is so terribly painful for any children whose parent or parents end up behind bars.
Elizabeth was that rare political wife that everyone loved and admired, party affiliation notwithstanding. If only we could have loved her husband as much as we loved her.
Wouldn't it be better if Edwards were providing free legal backup to those who need it than in prison at a cost of thirty thousand dollars per year to us taxpayers?
As a husband, he failed. As a father, he failed. Yet these seem to be issues best left to be resolved between Edwards and God, not a court of law. There is every reason to believe the case against Edwards is overreach.
October 13 is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, one day in October dedicated to acknowledging that not everyone is cured.
As divorced parents, we are struck by the presumption that because John Edwards has acted appallingly in his marriage and public life that this tells us something definitive about the kind of parent he has been.
History has shown us that rewards come to those gifted writers who know how to delve into themselves and bring their truth to the page.
Looking back on this year, one of the most poignant moments for me was the death of Elizabeth Edwards, former wife of and public advocate for presiden...
Serious illnesses like cancer are seen as adversaries that we must defeat. We battle cancer. We fight our illnesses. We should never give up. But Elizabeth Edwards's example demonstrates that this path is counter-productive.
I always feel a mix of pain and poignancy watching young women like Cate Edwards, who have the poise and presence of mind to deliver beautiful eulogies for their mothers.
Many Stage IV's had followed her story from day one of her cancer ordeal and personal setbacks.