Our similarities make it easy. Despite the outward appearances, we are both reserved, thoughtful and shy, so we find each other’s uncommon validation very comforting. In spite of two totally different histories, we merged seamlessly, and I will never regret that it took thirty years for us to find each other, because until we met we weren’t ready. Now we are both living the lives we always wanted, and our reinforcement gives her a strength I didn’t account for.