Quoting lolajessup:" I agree with everyone else. It may be hard for her to understand. Idk how I would be if I lost my SO. ... [snip!] ... he has started getting to a point to be able to go through her stuff and give it away to them (it's probably been 18 yrs)."
she doesn't try and make him forget her. She is fine with her pictures and everything to do with her, but he just shoves my mom aside the entire month and quite a few times through out the year because of how he gets.
My mom even has tried to end the relationship because of how he is and she says obviously you aren't over her yet, so just go take time and he FLIPS out and begs and begs and begs for her to stay with him.