"I thought that this relationship would be the one that could be the issue that pushes us over the top if we did it right," Carroll said recently. "So we set out with the expectations that we would communicate impeccably and we would enhance each other's strengths impeccably and see how that would factor in where we're going. So I would start right there that that's the most important aspect of what's going on and I'm functioning as well as I can because of John and I hope that he is, too."
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