Nobody, except Elin and Tiger know what was really going on, so who are we to judge? Perhaps Elin did not want to have sex after she became a mother (happens all too often). Perhaps Tiger tried to talk to her before he started looking outside their relation. But how do you talk to someone who commits domestic violence?
This really bugs me. We are all too eager to pass judgment on Tiger but look away from the domestic violence issue. What if Elin drove off and Tiger pursued her with a golf club? Talk about double standard...
I think Elin needs counseling too. Whether Tiger needs it I cannot judge, but Elins case is rather obvious. You don't assault people with clubs. Apart from being a crime, it make solving relationship issues rather hard. Tiger must have felt emotionally abandoned, which is the number 1 reason for adultery.
I do NOT condone cheating but Tigers behavior may well be an expression of normal human nature. Now the world brands him a 'sex addict', which is not even a recognized psychiatric disorder (not in DSM-4TR, not even considered for DSM-5).
Even more disturbing is the personal nature of the discussions on this topic. People with a healthy view on sexuality tend to be more sympathetic to Tiger. Perhaps this is the real reason for all the attention this issue gets; it forces US to think about relations, male/female sexuality differences and our own attitudes.