DATING AND RELATING
Love found at train's last stop
Henny Rebodos says love is being around people who make you feel at home. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)
Name: Henny Rebodos
Occupation: Director of merchandising, Artizia
Relationship status: Common-law with Michael Henry with a one-year-old son
What is love to you?
Love is being around people where you feel like you are at home. Mike feels like home to me. Charlie feels like home to me. That’s love. My family is everything.
How did you guys meet?
I was stuck in a Chicago snowstorm on business and all flights were cancelled, but had to get to New York for a store opening. So I hopped on a train and it took 24 hours. That night, my cousin asked me to go out to an event. I was exhausted and didn’t want to go. But I ended up saying yes. That night, I met Michael and we hit it off.
Who pursued who?
It was quite even. It felt effortless. I felt like I had known him for years.
How do you know you are with the right fit?
If it’s the right fit, it’s effortless. Don't get me wrong, I know there's a lot of "effort" that goes into a relationship, but when it's with the right person ... You want to do anything and everything for them and the feeling is mutual.
What advice would you give your son about love?
To be open and let love in even if it means a couple of broken hearts along the way. You learn something from every relationship. Always be true and love someone the way you want to be loved
He is the stay-at-home dad. How is that working?
Amazing! He's such a great father! It was a fluid transition when I went back to work because he was so involved from day one. He is very hands on and embraces the Mr. Mom title.
What do you love about him the most?
I love that he puts Charlie and I first. We are very lucky to have him. Also, he's one of the funniest guys I know. He makes me laugh until my tummy hurts!
Any last words of wisdom?
Love really happens when you least expect it. I definitely was not expecting to meet Mike after a 20-hour train ride. You can’t put so much pressure on yourself. But you have to be open to meeting people and going out. On business trips, I would never be the person to go back to my hotel early. When you get invited out, say yes even when you’re too tired and want to say no. Go out of your comfort zone. You can always go home early if you don’t like what you are doing, but at least you made the effort.
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