Repairing Relationships

Building intimacy and joy into your relationships

The Al Gore Scandal

Al Gore scandal and Tiger Woods Syndrome

We do not know the details of Al Gore's "forced massage"  scandal with the masseuse in Portland Oregon or the end of his marriage to his wife Tipper. But we do know that in the fifth stage of Tiger Woods Syndrome (known as Resigned Compliance) men experience the loss of physical and emotional intimacy in the relationship.  This is when we often see men searching for physical and emotional intimacy with others.

Al Gore had the means and resources to seek intimacy surreptitously despite his prominence as a United States Senator, Vice President, Presidential candidate, Academy Award-winning documentarian and international global warming authority. Many men stuck in unsatisfying relationships based on artificial intimacy would do the same thing if given the chance.


J.R. Bruns, M.D., is co-author of The Tiger Woods Syndrome, a book about repairing relationships.


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