Debbie: "Sam, I hate to tell you this but when I put my car into 4 wheel drive I can't back up very far, it just wont go."
Sam: "The transfer case is going out in it, Debbie it is crazy to put any money into that car, lets get rid of it. It is time, go look at new cars."
Debbie: "I don't want a new car. I like this car. How much will it cost to fix a transfer case?"
Sam: "Too much, Debbie... It is time to get a new car, Lets go look at new cars."
Debbie: "I don't want a new car, I want my car"
Sam: "You are going to get stranded on the side of the freeway some day. Go get a new car..."
Debbie big sigh and then the damn of emotions that surround that car flooded out of my mouth...
Debbie: "Sam, I have an emotional attachment to that car, It's the only thing I have left of my old life. I don't even have the same furniture"
Sam: "WTH?, Where did that come from. Well do you want your old life back???"
Debbie: "NO, I don't want my old life back but its like everything in my life is new. I live in a new town, new house, I don't have ANYTHING that was mine before the marriage any longer. I don't even have the same dishes, towels, furniture, ANYTHING."
Sam: "The new cars will be YOURS, It will be YOUR car!!! All yours."
Debbie: "I don't want a new car, I want THAT car, I could sleep in that car if I had to."
Sam: "I promise you that you are never going to half to sleep/live in your car! Are you struggling with independence?"
Debbie: "Yes, it is the ONLY thing I have left of my life BEFORE you"
Sam: "Can we just start to look at new cars????, just look. Maybe you will find something that you love and you will WANT it."
Debbie: "Why can't we just fix the car?"
Sam: "You may need therapy!"