High School Sweethearts
One thing that I can’t seem to wrap my brain around is the concept of a relationship lasting not only past high school but being your one and only relationship. It’s not that I can’t imagine someone being with one person for that long (although that is still a little bizarre to me) but the world of high school, college and the real one called life are so much different, at least to me.
I can’t begin to explain what a different person I was in high school and for that matter college. If you knew me well during either of those times I think it’s pretty safe to say it might as well have been a case of the body snatchers.
In high school I was unbelievably naive. When I say naive I truly believed no other woman masturbated but me and it wasn’t until college that I figured out where a tampon went. I was also really shy and timid, I let people walk all over me. I also would cry at the drop of a hat.
In college I think I spent the majority of it trying to figure out who the Bog Saget I was and mostly just trying out new personas. There was the drunk, the flasher, the flirt and even the loner. From week to week I had no idea what I was doing or where my head was. I didn’t have many lasting relationships in college but looking back I understand why.
So considering the changes so many of us go through how does one stay with the same person from high school? I noticed on Crackbook several of the people I knew from high school ended up with the person they were with then. How did they handle all the confusion? Maybe these people just had a better grasp than the rest of us. Maybe if I’d met Erik in high school I would have done the same (although he was in his mid to late twenties at the time).
Or maybe most people weren’t as confused as I was, which scares me a little. I hope I wasn’t the only one back in those days that didn’t know up from down.
In conclusion, I’d love to hear how these people made it. Was it just a matter of finding the right guy early on? Was it a struggle sometimes to get from one stage of life to the next without breaking up? Did you ever have any doubts — about your significant other or yourself?