Re: What's with all the braid-pulling?
Jordan is messed up when it comes to women.
First of all, his wife helps him write WoT.
Second of all, there was an interview where he was asked who would he choose to have dinner with, if it could be anyone in the world, living or dead.
Who did he choose? Dostoyevsky? No. Ghandi? No. Da Vinci? Jesus? Lincoln? Julius Caesar? Napoleon? Tolkien? Mozart? Einstein?
He chose his wife. That's right folks, he chose the person he spends most of his daylight hours with over the greatest people in history of the world and can have dinner with 15 times a day.
What does that tell YOU about Jordan?
Personally, I think they are in a Perrin/Faile type of relationship, and this certainly comes through in his books.