Originally Posted by GAC
When this whole thing broke, and there were rumors that he was having an affair, I, like many maybe, thought it was just with one woman, which is bad enough. But now it appears this guy had quite a list of mistresses. And I just read an article where a couple of those mistresses are upset to find out there were OTHER mistresses.
Personally, I think of his two small children. Thankfully they are young enough to most likely not know or comprehend what their dear ol' Dad was up to. So they are not having to go through the emotional pain and turmoil if it involved children much older.
But obviously Dad was far more IMMATURE then his children.
My take on his behavior is that when he wasn't golfing, he was thinking about getting over and how to lie about it to keep up a fake image that young kids, advertisers and sponsors would like. Of course I don't know what his relationship with his kids was like but the problem with his behavior is that his kids will wonder "why didn't he spend more time with me?" He has to tell them the truth. And not just the surface - I cheated on your mother. He has to explain his behavior in the context of the father - child relationship: "I preferred spending time with women I barely knew to spending time with you when you were a baby" He needs to tell them - "I left the parenting to mommy, and while she was busy taking care of you, I indulged in as much sex as I could, because taking care of a child is difficult and I feel entitled to sleep with a lot of women and then lie about it so people would not know that I say one thing and do annother". I'll never know if he says that but based on his gutless behavior in the last week or two I highly doubt he has the ability to humble himself that way. He (and many fathers who share his very common weakness) probably doesn't think that level of candor with children is necessary. Which is a shame.