Jenny Sanford, the wife of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford spoke about how she felt about her husband and his Argentinean mistress Maria Belen Chapur in an interview published by Vogue this week.
On the interview, Mrs. Stanford said knowing about the affair was nothing short of punches to the gut. She also tells of feeling sorry for her husband's Argentinean mistress Maria Belen Chapur but points out that both of them made poor decisions.
Over the course of both pastoral and marriage counseling, it became clear to me that he was just obsessed with going to see this woman. I have learned that these affairs are almost like an addiction to alcohol or pornography. They just can't break away from them, Jenny told the magazine.
Mrs. Sanford recently moved out from the official governor's residence in Columbia for the school year along with the couple's four children. She spoke of her willingness to forgive him though she admits the process of reconciliation would take more time.
Governor Sanford has not given more information on whether he keeps on talking to his mistress or not.
Reconciliation is something else, and that is going to be a harder road. I have put my heart and soul into being a good mother and wife. Now I think it's up to my husband to do the soul-searching to see if he wants to stay married. The ball is in his court, Stanford said in the interview.