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  1. Ray says:

    Triggers suck. Regardless of what form they come in.

  2. Matt says:

    I don’t believe life has delivered me a more-important lesson on the subject of human relationships than gender differences.

    People (too often, men) don’t respect the very real differences between male and female. And minus a marriage to fight for, I’m not sure I would have ever figured it out.

    “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus,” for those who haven’t read it, is more than just a clever title. It’s an introduction to why men sometimes think women are crazy, and why women sometimes feel unwanted and unloved by men who want and love them.

    Anyway, I loved how Brock instantly dug back in on the home search, and I love that you understood why.

    But mostly? I just love that you can still love.

    The perfect home will present itself. And we’ll smile when we read that you’ve found it.

    • Gender is interesting, isn’t it? I used to shrug off supposed gender differences. My dad is a sensitive, quiet guy and I grew up with an extrovert single mom. I’ve always been independent and not very “girly.” My ex didn’t fit the gender stereotypes either. At least on the surface.

      It’s only more recently that I’m learning that there are some very real gender differences and that accepting them does not have to mean a power imbalance. Brock is much more obviously “male” (for lack of a better term:) ) than my ex. Yet, we still have balance and power equity within the home, it just sometimes looks different. I am also learning to embrace my more nurturing side (which I used to avoid and disown).

      Much like any label, gender does not tell the whole story. But, I think it can be helpful in trying to understand someone’s perspective and motivations.

      Brock the hunter seems determined to go out and find that perfect house rather than wait for it to come to us:)

      Thanks for sharing:)

  3. Cindy W. says:

    We had similar problems with the house hunt that led to our current home. The right home will present itself at the right time.

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