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12 Apr 2006

Honest opinion needed, please...
Is it normal to have a cupboard full of stuff you hide from the rest of the world, including a stack of pictures of you and your ex girlfriend together, in love, eventhough you say you feel nothing for her and totally dislike her because you went through a horrible breakup (you left her) ...and she's now engaged to your brother?

Is it normal to go through these pictures while your current girlfriend who you've been dating for 2.5 years is standing next to you?

And is it normal to tell her to f*** off out of your house if she tells you that she's not interested in seeing these pictures?
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

I think a great many people have large cupboards full of all sorts of Stuff, including the stuff you describe, PEncil. Such pictures, etc, are souvenirs of one's life as it was. Now, to go through it, sighing, while one's current gf is right there and watching, is enormously tactless. And to be rude to her when she says she isn't interested, or even that she resents this, is rude and unkind and inappropriate. It suggests a depth of feeling for the past ( maybe for the person too, or not ) that is excessive and problematic
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