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I was looking at Donna Hanover's book, My Boyfriend's Back: 50 True Stories of Reconnecting with a Long-Lost Love, which is the story of getting back with her high school sweetheart after more than 20 years.
Why is it that, even with all the serious relationships you've had since (and the serious relationship you're currently in) there's something about your first high school romance that has you reminiscing occasionally? There are a few reasons your high school boyfriend sticks out compared to say, Chad, your serious college boyfriend or Jason, your on-off boyfriend of the past five years. It might not seem like your high school romance was that exciting in retrospect, but when it's the first time you're sorting through feelings this intense, it's a huge deal.
"There's a lot at stake and a lot to lose and a lot to remember," says Dr.
Carl Pickhardt, private counseling psychologist and author.