Heather and I had a date the other night that featured an interesting bit of dialogue.
I read a book fairly recently by the rabbi/psychologist Edwin Friedman that introduced me to some concepts related to healthy “family systems.” In the book Friedman describes the concept of differentiation.
So, the other night when Heather and I were on a date she went into a store called Tuesday Mornings and I went into Half-Priced Books next door. As we were going in, I said to her: “This is quite a date we’re having. You go one place and I go another.”
She replied: “That’s just because we’re well-differentiated, hon.”
I said: “I am so attracted to you for saying that right now.”