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Why does Anthony -- think he can still run for office.
Why does his wife continue to stand time.
And why are young women seduced by men in power joining me -- marriage and family therapist and host of couples therapy on VH one.
Doctor Jenn Berman but economists.
I want to talk about these guys what they.
I first ask you.
What is it about these men.
That would cause young attractive women whether it's you know this city leathers or Monica Lewinsky there should be -- in these.
Married men who are older than their fathers.
Well first of all.
Power money and fame are highly seductive but one of the things that's really interesting is that.
As you probably don't Nik Richie of the dirty dot com broke the story.
Nick was on season two of my show Vuitton couples therapy and I talked to him quite a bit yesterday one of the things he shared with me after interviewing this woman.
For hours and hours and -- and months.
Is really -- grooming process that this is a guy who really was very seductive he knows.
How to seduce women he he really looked for someone who was.
Kind of turned on -- sort of his sexual -- -- his sexual prowess but even more so his political progress and that's how we sector -- But then it became factual and she was even not into the sexual part at first -- got Smart talk politics with this guy but he knew how to go there.
Because he's an experienced predator.
That's the point it is this more than just.
You know a dirty old man and he is he sick.
Is this some compulsion that he has is he's a sex a sex addict you know what do you call it an addiction -- a compulsion.
This is someone who is very troubled I I I would say this is highly compulsive behavior.
And if you win you -- someone who is willing to do something that goes against what appear to be your morals and your ethics and your values he made vows to his wife.
Day and you're willing to do something that can cost you everything your marriage your career that it's a sign of compulsive it.
Well and speaking of costing him something he's got it a little sun.
-- one day that kid's gonna grow up in all these pictures that are out there are going to be there for -- his candidacy.
And what's it gonna do -- the kid when you look at when the effects on -- you have to look at it in two parts the first says when he's old enough to Google how embarrassing.
To me that's the least of a bit of the problem because when you have a parent who -- acting out.
In that compulsive way or an addictive way.
Where compost sit at your addiction exists intimacy -- -- and I'm talking emotional intimacy you're checked out when you're being compulsive when your acting out like that.
You're not emotionally present for your child your marriage where anyone else.
All right what.
What -- men in positions whether it's Eliot Spitzer Mark Sanford.
Anthony Weiner what makes them think they're gonna get away with -- I mean these are people who are pretty easily recognized.
Narcissism is really the key and -- -- -- -- -- -- a lot powerful male politicians.
Have very narcissistic personality disorders and then also.
What ends up happening is that they're surrounded by people who cover for them who yes them so they don't have to deal with the consequences of their actions and then it explodes it -- trip.
But how does a person.
Who has become the butt of every late night comedian who is the joke of the front page of every tabloid in in New York City.
How does that person continue to go out there with a big smile in his face.
And proudly walk through neighborhoods and saying vote for me I don't get that I -- he's running and hiding somewhere I think one is it's his livelihood and to.
What got him in this -- -- he has a sense I'm invincible he's thinking -- up this is gonna pass -- got away with that the first time.
Eventually I will get away with that with this and my wife is standing by my side and eventually the public will come around they did last time.
You know I.
I feel sorry for his wife and he -- it is really had a very accomplished person and if very well like I -- its arsenal.
You know it has everything going for her.
She's standing by -- and you know there's a part of -- that says gee I want marriages to stay together and so that's always the first hope is that people will work it out.
But is she kidding herself to think that.
He's really cured because he said he was went through all this before set I'm cured I've gotten therapy on a you know I'm sorry -- to do this new -- all the time.
Natalie he said that and then he acted out and I'm sure that this is -- I'd be shocked if this is the only woman given his level compulsive it.
But I think in regards to his wife I think it's quite complicated and it's very easy from the outside to judge.
I and I know there's been a lot of criticism of her of -- -- is political aspirations but I also think when you have a -- you have a child with someone.
You you -- you want to forget.
You want to move past -- you want to keep your family together you wanna keep them it intact and -- specially if you have a spouse it shows remorse which he initially did.
But it when you ask can this be cured tennis -- up.
-- has a twelve step program -- valuation for medication it requires a lot and he's willing to do it there's hope but.
He he's got away with a lot and that makes a man less inclined -- will be anxious to see if the people of New York think that.
He still qualified to be mayor I cannot imagine.
If they think that the interesting that if they do they deserve it but surely --
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