Oprah Interviews Elizabeth Edwards
"To the extent that they understand these kinds of human interactions, they understand what happened," she says. "John told them he behaved inappropriately, and that they were the most important things, I was the most important thing and our family was the most important thing to him."
Elizabeth says John had a separate, private conversation with their 21-year-old daughter, Cate. "He could be more frank with her, [and] she could ask questions that he might not feel comfortable [answering] with me sitting right there," she says.