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Why do we call this behavior "The Tiger Woods Syndrome"?

Why do we call this behavior "The Tiger Woods Syndrome"?

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Tiger Woods recent troubles are the perfect illustration  of a condition we originally coined as "Mirage Man Syndrome" that affects Americans across the nation regardless of race, creed, education, economic status or golf handicap. Tiger had projected the image of being a devoted husband and family man to his wife Elin Nordegren until the fateful night of November 27th, 2009, when his 14 or more affairs with various barmaids, waitresses and actresses were revealed. This condition is a syndrome about relationships based on artificial intimacy and approval seeking which have evolved over time and usually progress over five stages. It is practiced by multi-millionaires and paupers, powerful politicians and the average guy on the Wednesday night softball team. 

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

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