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Jenny explains that she is getting comfortable with her new gender, but is she interested in the prospect of dating men?

"Somebody said to me, 'You know, Jenny, it's like you spent all this money on a new sports car. You're just going to leave it in the driveway?'" she jokes about her anatomy. "I am curious about men, but, to be honest, I'm not looking because I'm so grateful for what I have. This family's been through enough, I think. And Deedie has made room in her life for me. So I think it's my responsibility to do what I can to keep this family together. So I'm not looking."

Deedie says that her relationship with Jenny isn't really so complicated, though they did struggle to understand it early on. "There was a time when Jen really wanted to define our relationship and she said, 'So are we sisters?' And I said, 'Yeah, yeah, whatever. Sisters, whatever you like,'" Deedie says. "But more recently, more in our current life, I said really clearly, 'No, we're not sisters. We're married, but we're in a celibate marriage, but we're monogamous.' We're committed to each other. What we've lost is the physical intimacy, but we still rely on each other, we're still a team, we still have a family and a life that we share. That's how I think about it."

To that, Jenny adds, "And I think there are different kinds of love and there's passion. But there's also devotion. We may not have the passion, the intimacy that a lot of people have, but we certainly love each other more than a lot of couples I know that have more sex."
FROM: You're Not the Person I Married
Published on April 29, 2005


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