If you had to choose a silver-screen love story, which would be your favorite?
· the fiercely assertive Scarlet and Rhett in Gone with the Wind
· the adventures of summer vacation with Baby and Johnny in Dirty Dancing
· Dorothy and Jerry with their “You complete me” and “You had me at hello” from Jerry Maguire
· the passionately committed Noah and Allie in The Notebook
If you’re like me, you grew up admiring these great loves and fantasized about your own, convinced you’d find the one, have a fairy tale wedding, and live happily ever after. Just like in the movies. Right? Of course!
Well, if you’re like me, you know it didn’t quite go that way. You probably chose poorly between an Ashley and a Rhett. You realized your summer fling should have been just that—a summer romance, not a life-time commitment. And those one-liners were momentary promises never meant to be kept.
I fell in love for the first time at 14. No I didn’t. I had my first crush at 14. He was the hottest thing in junior high, and I was stoked to call him my boyfriend. His name was Raymond. Our young love lasted through the spring of our freshman year then he moved. Boy, was I heartbroken. Not really. I found a new crush my sophomore year.Read More