The short story "Experience" By Tessa Hadley was published in the magazine "The New Yorker". According to the plot, the young woman, Laura, stayed in the house of another young woman, Hana, who left her house for a while for traveling.
Laura started her story with these lines:
"When my marriage fell apart one summer, I had to get out of the little flat in Kentish Town, where I had been first happy and then sad."
During the difficult period of her life, Laura tried to replace her personality to another person's and eventually she "found herself". The plot of the story initially looked as a typical love story but it turned in another direction. Readers would find a happy ending here but not the same as it might be expected.
Here is the text of the story: