Elizabeth Edwards: How I Survived John's Affair

In an exclusive excerpt from her new book, Resilience, Elizabeth Edwards talks about how she coped with her husband John's infidelity

Brigitte Lacombe

Elizabeth Edwards

On May 3, former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards acknowledged that a federal investigation had been opened into whether his campaign improperly gave money to a woman with whom Edwards had an extramarital affair. Edwards has denied any wrongdoing by his campaign. In an exclusive excerpt from her new book, Resilience, Edwards' wife Elizabeth describes her reaction to learning of the affair in late 2006.

John was gone a lot in 2003 and 2004 running for office, and although I saw him all the time in 2005 when I was getting treatment for breast cancer, I...

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