Friday, January 12, 2018

If Opposites Attract, What About Birds of a Feather?

Does this story sound familiar?

Rachel wants Marc, the one guy who is nothing like her. They are different; this is fun! Rachel laughs often. Rachel tells funny stories to other women about how different she and Marc are. Rachel will shake her head at Marc and smile at their differences. He is so silly

One Year Goes By...

Marc wonders if Rachel will kill him in his sleep.

But this kind of thing happens all the time. Here's an example from my own life:

My hot water heater burst one evening. And:
1. The water seeped through my ceiling and onto my floor. 
2. My ceiling collapsed. 
3. The water rotted my floors. 
4. The water destroyed all of my children's personal belongings.
5. Our home owner's insurance wondered if my husband and I would have to total the house out, because of the extensive damage.

I tell people that my house flooded.
My husband tells people that we had a leak.

In What If You're Over My Sh*t?, what Rachel and Marc once admired about each other, has landed them on a therapist's couch, threatening divorce. Because, yes, opposites attract, but birds of a feather flock together. The hard part is flocking with your opposite.


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