Good Questions: New Locks After Bad Breakup?

05_12_GQ.jpgDear Apartment Therapy, I have just broken up with my boyfriend and he is moving out. The question is, how often do people change their locks, if at all? I've lived in my condo for 2.5 years and haven't changed the locks. The condo was redone before I moved in so there were lots of people (contractors, electricians, etc) who had access before I bought it. I also had my purse (keys included) stolen in Barcelona. Now with "John" moving out, I wonder if I should change the locks. I don't really think he's going to come in and do anything but it might give me piece of mind...

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I know that there are some lock changing options from replacing the whole lock to just readjusting the existing unit. There is a first floor door that I share with 2 other tenants which, if changed, would mean updating their keys, as well. I would like to have people's general opinions on what I should do. Thanks, "Jane"

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