The Tiger Woods scandal underscores that – if you want to cheat on your spouse – leaving voice mails and texting are bad ideas. Still, there may be more to the highly publicized Tiger Woods text message than meets the eye.
The Tiger Woods Scandal Continues
The much reported on Woods’ text message once again proves why sexting is a really bad idea all the way around, but especially when carrying on an illicit relationship. As the Post Chronicle points out, just the one released message sent by Woods to alleged mistress Jaimee Grubbs is exceedingly damning.
How could a multi millionaire with a virtually unrivaled sports and business savvy be so foolish as to leave behind text messages? Even the University of Wisconsin’s Don Juan knows to keep a love triangle “phone free” and assign male code names to any girls on the speed-dial.
Is There More to the Tiger Woods Text Message Than Meets the Eye?
Assuming that Tiger Woods’ text message is genuine – remember, it does not take much to fake one! – it may point to serious problems within the marriage that predate all of the scandal pictures and rumors that now surround the golfer.
Dr. Sheri Meyers Gantman – in her video entitled “Is it true that most cheaters who get caught subconsciously want to be caught” – asserts that occasionally it is possible that a cheater has the desire to be caught. At the root of this need is the reason why the cheater strays in the first place: s/he wants out of the marriage. At the same time, s/he may dread the confrontation and lengthy explanations that accompany a simple request for a divorce.
The apparent shortcut is a badly concealed affair that gets the other spouse so angry, s/he will initiate divorce proceedings virtually immediately – without any lengthy drama. It is interesting to note that Dr. Meyer specifically mentions the casual display of a cell phone with recent calls made. Of course, she is quick to point out that there is viciousness to this line of reasoning and it does so much damage to the other spouse that it must be avoided, no matter how unhappy a spouse may be in a marriage.
It would be simplistic to judge the golfer’s marriage merely by the one-sided accounts revealed to the tabloids. Even so, Tiger Woods’ text message – if genuine – points to serious problems within the family. If he wants a divorce, his wife is sure to have gotten the message at this time. Will it make her angry enough to file? Did he come to his senses?