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Broadwell: 'I have remorse' after the Petraeus scandal

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"It was a devastating period for our family," she said. "We still have some healing to do. We're very focused on how can we continue to contribute and use this for the greater good to do something good in the next chapter."

But Broadwell still considers herself "very blessed," citing her professional network — including veterans groups and charities — for helping her to move forward.

"Even when you've made mistakes in life you can still contribute and pick up the stuff and move on," Broadwell said.

In a speech last month at USC, Petraeus apologized "for the circumstances that led to my resignation from the CIA and cause pain for my family, friends, and supporters."

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