Early one morning as she rose to take a shower, he told her she needed to move out. To his surprise, she did so that very day. He figured she’d soon become lonely and scared and beg to come home. Instead, she grew more self-assured and started doing things that made her happy. At first, he couldn’t believe this was happening, but after a while, he realized how much sense it made. He rethought how he treated everyone, not just her, and began imagining himself as two people. The one who had defined his actions for so very long seemed like an unwelcome stranger, but in his effort to calibrate a new identity, his memory kept reminding him he didn’t know who he was. His entire history, despite its familiarity, seemed like someone else’s invention.