The Truth Really Does Set You Free: Part 3
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The Truth Really Does Set You Free: Part 3

Just walk on by. At least he said that before I moved away for college. Four years of forlorn was enough. I must have unconsciously known that to break a bad love pattern required exiling myself from Aidan. I wanted to turn him into a memory of a love that never was. Better yet, a person that never was in my life. An extreme solution broke a pattern and resulted in a split.

The Truth Really Does Set You Free: Part 2
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The Truth Really Does Set You Free: Part 2

At 13 I met my childhood “puppy love”. His name was Aidan and he resembled the teenage version of actor Chris O’Donnell. Aidan was a competitive skier, brilliant, British, and had baby blue eyes and razor sharp smile a la actor Michael Fassbender. He was academically gift, fluent in French, socially savvy, and dressed out of a Brooks Brothers catalog.

Off Like a Prom Dress
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Off Like a Prom Dress

by Julie Robinson 1985 Not everyone gets to be prom queen. Now that I’m in my 40’s it seems like an even sillier distinction than it did when I was in high school. From what I’ve heard my little brother’s geeky friend voted for me. I guess I had that going. I also had my dear old dad as my date my junior year.

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Charlize Theron plays an unhinged divorcee in Diablo Cody's "Young Adult."
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'Young Adult:' Do You Ever Still Think About Your First Love?

I'll start with a word of warning. Young Adult is being marketed as a snarkier version of Juno with alcohol on its breath. Don't fall for it. This is a dark comedy about a seriously troubled, emotionally stunted 37-year-old woman who peaked in high school. So yes, it's exactly what I needed to see when I was teased in high school by the popular kids. (You're about a decade late, Diablo Cody.)

Bono and Ali Hewson were high school sweethearts
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5 Celebrities Who Married Their High School Sweethearts

17-year-old Justin Bieber recently made headlines when he spoke about his girlfriend Selena Gomez and his desire to be a young dad. The general consensus seems to be that marrying young, whether you're a famous pop star or not, is a bad idea...But is it? Yes, Hollywood marriages are notoriously short, but that doesn't mean that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez's relationship is doomed to implode. If they're lucky, they might just end up like one of the celebrity couples below, who only need to look across the dinner table whenever they want to reminisce about their high school sweethearts and first loves.

Right Person Wrong Time?
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Right Person Wrong Time?

  This scenario has probably happened to most people at one point in their lives. How many times do we hear of couples reuniting at a high school reunion 10-20 years later? That lost love that got away because the timing wasn’t right. Is it really bad timing or is it really just the wrong person? How Do We Know?