Jenny Sanford
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When Jenny decided to write her book, she says, her boys were her biggest supporters. "I said, 'If there's a way I can use this to really do good and help other women stay true to what really matters and stay true to who they are and not let somebody else's misguided actions bring them down, then I was willing to do so,'" she says.

What Jenny wants every woman facing infidelity in her marriage to know is that there is no right or wrong way to handle the situation. "Every marriage is unique," she says. "Don't do it alone. Make sure you get some really close girlfriends or somebody you can chat with and pray with."

Jenny also encourages women to maintain their dignity. "The inclination is to want to scream or hit him over the head, or I can think of an awful lot of things I wanted to do," she says. "When I got to the stage where I finally decided to divorce, I could look back with great peace in my heart that I had done exactly what I should have done. I had stayed the best Jenny I could be."

Looking back, Jenny says she has no regrets. "I didn't let it change me or crumble me or make me bitter or angry," she says. "I don't really know what my future holds but I'm open and ready."

Read an excerpt of Jenny's book, Staying True

Why men cheat
FROM: Former South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford and Gavin de Becker
Published on July 22, 2010

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