We had our first integration and it’s been a positive experience. There isn’t a hole where Sam was. Sam is just Samantha now and Samantha is still herself but has aspects of Sam. She’s regained memories she’s always wanted because she’s hated not remembering her childhood because there were good things too.
I’d always feared it’d be like they disappeared. Our therapist remarked that isn’t an uncommon belief actually. He also said this is a great sign of healing and our hard work is paying off. I don’t know if/when more integration will happen, it’s never been our goal and he doesn’t force it, but it appears to have helped Samantha for the better.
Micky Dolenz’s first wife Samantha Juste makes an appearance in the 1965 film The Knack… And How To Get It.
This film was director Richard Lester’s follow up to A Hard Days Night , and also features cameos from Pattie Boyd, Jacqueline Bisset, Charlotte Rampling, and Jane Birkin. It’s also where the band The Knack got their name.