Comment: That's an incredibly shallow comment. If she's a good person, it shouldn't matter whether she has "sex appeal".
Comment: We want to have sex with good looking persons, not with Mother Theresa, it is a fact of life.
Comment: If I were Holly Petraeus, I would consider this affair a wake up a call and take action. I would:
1. Get on the elliptical machine daily.
2. Hire a trainer and get on an exercise and healthy food regimen
3.Go to George of the Four Seasons in DC (or another top hairstylist) and get a plan for my hair cut and color and implement it how he suggests. Get a French manicure while you're there.
4. Find a great makeup artist and implement a plan for day and evening makeup
5. Hire an image consultant to do a complete wardrobe redesign. You can make some immediate impacting changes and then more as you see the results from the work out plan . Even conservative clothes manufacturers like Talbots have great looking, eye catching outfits.
I would implement all five steps immediately - you can afford to do it.
When your confidence rises up, which it will from taking these steps, I would hire a PR group, and have them release an article like "The NEW HOLLY PETRAEUS - WHAT I'VE LEARNED AND HOW I'VE REIGNITED / SAVED MY MARRIAGE."
For all his travels and for all of 37 years, if General Petraeus only slipped up once, you're a pretty lucky woman. If I were you, I'd turn my anger into
determination to keep my man and reignite our romance.
PS I know it's easier said than done - it's just that you're not that old - a lot of
women your age look gorgeous. It's just a question of belief, desire and
diligence. I know deep down you have all of this.