While the treatment center will not confirm it, Tiger Woods is rumored to be undergoing sex rehab in Mississippi, where his wife Elin Nordergren has reportedly visited him. Tiger is just the latest celebrity in what appears to be a slew of notable people (David Duchovny, Steve Phillips) checking in to sex rehab following a public sex scandal. Accurate numbers don't exist, but a Time expert believes that approximately 5 percent of Americans suffer from sex addiction, most of whom are men. Is Your Partner a Sex Addict?
It's been 54 days since we've last seen Tiger Woods, but finally, he's been spotted: At Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Thank the National Enquirer for the first picture and the scoop, which has it that scorned wife Elin Nordegren threatened to take their children away unless he "vowed to stop cheating and enter sex rehab." A man has got to do what a man has got to do. Here's what we know about the situation:
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It's easy to imagine Elin Nordegren saying to herself, "au revoir deux mille neuf!" while bounding down a black diamond trail on some mountain high in the French Alps. It's the New Year, and for Elin that means... a new start? Maybe — January 1st did mark the start of a new year and a new decade for the scorned wife and Sweden's heroine du jour, who turned 30 when the clock hit 12:00 am.
The story that has dominated the last month of this past decade is, of course, Tiger Woods. The most important athlete of the 21st century is the focal point of a story that started with a wrecked Escalade, segued into a potential female-on-male instance of domestic violence and culminated with the revelation that Tiger has been poppin' gals on the side like it's nobody's business. But is this really a big story?
In many ways, this recent Tiger Woods rumor makes sense. He's been in hiding for a while now, and his wife is definitely planning her well-orchestrated escape with the mistress count hanging at 15-ish. Why wouldn't he seek solace in the arms of another woman yet again?
Dr. John Gray, author of "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" gives a possible explanation for Tiger Wood's infidelity.
Addiction is genetic, that's been proven. But we also know that patterns are repeated throughout generations because of the model passed down from elder to offspring. Is Tiger Woods a sex addict, or is he just following in the footsteps of his famously influential father, Earl Woods?
Elin has ditched her wedding ring. And some say that's her first real public statement on her husband's affairs. To her skirt-chasing husband, the only thing she has said ... "was that he had better get into therapy—or else," according to a well-placed source said to the New York Post. But is it too late? Is this marriage beyond repair? What really would have to happen in therapy to patch things up between the two?