1980: Carrie Sanders was an all-America
girl with a dark secret. She witnessed her mother’s, Leora, constant
abuse at the hands of her father, Curt. She kept her silence, not knowing
who to turn to with her problem.
Carrie met Chuck Tyler after his near death experience on a trip to the
Swiss Alps. They had a whirlwind romance, and married. Donna Cortlandt
asked the happy couple to be the godparents of her son, Palmer John Cortlandt.
Carried worried about her marriage knowing how much Chuck had loved Donna.
Chuck almost died at the hands of an unidentified sniper, causing Carrie
to realize how much she loved her husband. She was determined to make
her marriage work.
1983: The revelation that Johnny Cortlandt was Chuck’s
child hit everyone hard. But no one felt more deceived than Carrie. When
she learned that Chuck knew the truth the entire time, and was in collusion
with Palmer to keep it secret, she was crushed. Carrie decided to end
her marriage to Chuck.