Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times –
The wife of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Il, said she and her husband have gone to marital counseling and received spiritual therapy since he revealed his extra-marital affair to her nearly two years ago.
“He said it was over. I was mortified and in agony, but he knew if I found out any other way it would be over. That the only way to save our marriage was to come clean,” Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson said in an interview published in Sunday editions of the Chicago Sun-Times.
“There were sleepless nights and I started losing hair and I told him I would only consider staying if we got into therapy.”
She said she immediately questioned herself and whether it was her fault, but she never wanted details. When word of the affair became public last week, she said it was like opening the wound again.
Jesse Jackson Jr. has been dogged by corruption allegations in connection with former Gov. Rod Blagojevich since December 2008, shortly after Blagojevich was arrested.
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