As it’s Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d write something to mark the occasion. I’d like to make this an annual special – last year, both myself and my boyfriend wrote about how we met from each of our perspectives. This year, I’m going to talk about young love.
Now, I’m not really all that young anymore. I’m pretty sure at 23, being in a relationship wouldn’t come with the whole ‘young love’ tag. But I personally think your experiences with relationships when you are younger can shape your perceptions and that’s what I want to talk about today.
However, most of all, what I want to discuss is when young love turns into something more long-term. What happens when a bright spark of a relationship, which everyone around you figures will fizzle out, somehow lingers for years despite the odds.