July 01, 2009

Breaking up is hard to do….

Heather Mac Donald expresses some frustration at Mark Sanford’s antics the past week. Here’s what he told the Associated Press:

In emotional interviews with the AP over two days, he said he would die “knowing that I had met my soul mate.” He also said he had “crossed the lines” with a handful of other women during 20 years of marriage, but not as far as he did with his mistress.

Sanford insisted his relationship with Maria Belen Chapur, whom he met at an open air dance spot in Uruguay eight years ago, was more than just sex.

“This was a whole lot more than a simple affair, this was a love story,” he said. “A forbidden one, a tragic one, but a love story at the end of the day.”

This is just too much information, and is unbecoming. We’ve all had difficult break ups. It’s distressing, and one isn’t always in one’s right mind, but if you have a job or classes life continues. If Sanford keeps talking up Maria Belen Chapur as his “soul mate” in the public record he’s undermining any reasonable chance of reconciliation with his wife. But you don’t always do the reasonable thing after a difficult break up.

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