We had a companion living in our basement for over a year. About 6 months ago my husband started to see this mans name written on EVERYTHING. My husband started cutting and tearing everything up and throwing everything away. This includes pictures, paintings (hidden under our bed) albums, cd's, movies, etc. With MOST everything I have learned not to argue, it won't change things. Redirect, it has not worked. This man died 2 months ago. I thought this behavior would change, but it has not. I don't know how to handle this. I check trash cans many times a day. I have saved many things. It breaks my heart. Some of these are pictures from his days in the service. Last night he tore the first couple pages from a bible he presented to his mom many years ago. All of these things are irreplaceable. Nothing can be left out for a second. He tore up a birthday card sent to our granddaughter. It had 50 dollars in it. Found that in pieces. This goes on daily. I'm at my witts end. These are pieces of my life also. Any suggestions?