by Erika Townsend
Fidelity in marriage has been thrust into the spotlight by some very public affairs as of late. The media has been intimately involved with the stories of Elin Nordegren, Elizabeth Edwards, Gayle Haggard and Jenny Sanford. Women across America have either sympathized, scoffed at, or passionately disagreed with their decisions to stay or to call it quits. Of the four women, there was an even divide between the lines of fight or flight. Although Elin’s iconic husband, Tiger Woods, was rumored to be cheating with up to eleven mistresses and allegedly checked into a sex rehab facility – she stayed. Gayle Haggard was excommunicated along with her cheating husband Ted Haggard, pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, when he was caught with a male prostitute and crystal meth – and she stayed. What may seem to be irreconcilable breaches of trust to some may be bridges to a better relationship for others.