First love is always memorable, but it's especially brave when virtually every adult around you tells you to relax because it won't last. For the most part, high school flings fade fast when college and adulthood sets in. For the lucky few who found their soulmate as a teenager, though, it's a pretty cute story.
If you can make it through all of high school and even just your twenties dating only one person you deserve an award, but some people have strong and successful marriages with their first loves. How does it work? I have no idea. However, growing old with the person you used to sit next to in algebra class is a real life summer romance beach read.
Never hiding behind fake words. If we have a problem we talk about it.
Married 25 years. Recognize that you’re both going to change over time, and enjoy that journey together.