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GMD: This Old House

Stephanie and Christian are engaged. They recently moved in together, into the house Christian previously lived in with his ex-wife. Stephanie is uncomfortable living in the same house as his ex, and wants to buy a new house to make new memories together. Christian thinks she’s overreacting and that it’s just like any other house they can make memories in.
Slacker thinks Christian has it easy. He thinks Stephanie would always be thinking of the memories. He thinks all the time she’d be thinking did they kiss at the door here, did they sit on this couch, etc. He understands how she would think of all the little mundane tasks, his ex did in the same spot as her.

Steve thinks she can’t erase the memories from either of their heads. He thinks she’s overreacting because technically she drives on the same road his ex did, and lived in the same town as she did. He’s saying you can’t run away memories people have just to start fresh.

Do you think she’s overreacting or should they start fresh?

I understand where she’s coming from and think they should start fresh. They are going to be newlyweds and should have a house only the two of them have shared with each other. When they have kids you don’t want to tell them their dad’s ex used to live there. It needs to be new and fresh with their memories not the exes.

Intern Courtney
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04/17/2014 4:23PM
GMD: This Old House
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