Long-time Clinton aide Huma Abedin has announced her separation from her husband Anthony Weiner following the public revelation of his third sexting scandal, The New York Times reported Monday.

Weiner has experienced three public sexting scandals in his career, the first being the 2011 Twitter debacle that led to his resignation from Congress. Two years after that scandal broke, Weiner announced that he was running for mayor of New York City. His campaign ended after another sexting scandal came to light.

Weiner’s latest sexting relationship went public when the New York Post revealed that he had been exchanging explicit messages with a woman online beginning in January 2015. Their chats included several pictures of both Weiner and the woman half-clothed, as well as graphic conversations about sex. Weiner also sent a picture of his toddler-aged son to the woman during one of the exchanges, after the boy crawled into bed beside him.

The Post reported that the woman who received Weiner’s explicit pictures and messages was a self-professed Trump supporter who had been critical of liberal politicians in the past. Weiner admitted shortly after the news of the sexting exchanges broke that he and the women had been “friends for some time.” Weiner maintained that the conversations between him and the woman were “always appropriate,” but screenshots and other information obtained by the Post prove otherwise.

After Weiner’s latest sex scandal went public, Ms. Abedin issued a statement that read as follows:

“After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband. Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy.”

Why Ms. Abedin chose to leave her husband following this public sex scandal, and not in light of the other two scandals, is unclear. While Weiner has denied being addicted to sexting or having a “problem” with the behavior in the past, it is possible that Ms. Abedin may have taken this most recent incident as evidence that Weiner does indeed have a serious problem that may be near-impossible for him to overcome.

While it is disheartening to hear that Weiner was unable to cease his behavior even following his previous two scandals, many would argue that a separation is a step in the right direction for Abedin, who has already suffered a great deal throughout her six-year marriage to the man.