Although Cate and her mom had always been very close, their bond grew stronger after the diagnosis.
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.