Does Hillary Clinton Blame Bill’s Mom for His Infidelity?

Last updated on November 4th, 2019

A pending book about Hillary Clinton includes quotes she made 15 years ago which chalked husband Bill Clinton’s infidelity up to childhood abuse.

The remarks came during a 1999 interview with Pulitzer-prize winning writer Lucinda Franks, who declined to use them for an article she was working on at the time because of the storm surrounding Bill’s affair with Monica Lewinsky. However, Franks is now including the exclusive comments in her upcoming memoir Timeless: Love, Morgenthau and Me.

[Hillary] decided to stand by him because his actions were ‘a sin of weakness…when a mother does what she does, it affects you forever.’
Hillary reportedly blamed her mother-in-law, Virginia Kelley, for her husband’s damaged psyche and said she hurt Bill “in ways you wouldn’t believe.” Although Hillary declined to go in specifics about the abuse, she said it started from the time he was four years old. Despite allegedly telling Franks that she felt “enormous pain, enormous anger,” over Bill’s infidelity, she decided to stand by him because his actions were “a sin of weakness…when a mother does what she does, it affects you forever.”

Is Bill Clinton a Sex Addict?

Bill has exhibited several of the warning signs for sex addiction. In addition to Lewinsky, several anonymous sources have also reported that he still keeps mistresses. The former President also engaged in phone sex with Lewinsky and his sexual appetite once dominated his life at the expense of his responsibilities. A separate book about the Clintons due to be published soon alleges that his phone sex calls with Lewinsky were not only intercepted by Russia and the United Kingdom, but that Israel used the calls to blackmail him.

A separate book about the Clintons… alleges that his phone sex calls with Lewinsky were not only intercepted by Russia and the United Kingdom, but that Israel used the calls to blackmail him.

Childhood Trauma and Sex Addiction

The people and places that cause terror in childhood cause attraction in adulthood.-Dr. Drew Pinsky
It appears that Hillary’s claims about Bill’s mother contributing to his behavior do add up, though. Dr. Drew Pinsky notes that 80 to 90 percent of sex addicts suffered trauma as children. Those who were abused sexually as children may subconsciously be trying to repeat the pattern of abuse as a means of trying to finally defeat it. “The people and places that cause terror in childhood cause attraction in adulthood,” he said. “We end up being repetitively attracted to the same kind of person that obliges us by acting out the same behavior over again.”

Just like alcohol or drug addiction, sex addiction also has its own set of triggers that can spark this behavior. They can include feelings of sadness, anger, anxiety or stress. Being reminded of their previous sexual abuse or experiences related to rejection can also set off a negative pattern of behavior.

Support and Treatment for Sex Addiction

Many who suffer from sex addiction come to realize that they cannot stop the destructive pattern themselves and seek outside help. Group-based resources such as Sex Addicts Anonymous have chapters in almost every major city, while working with an experienced medical professional in a private rehab setting can also help address these issues.

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