So guys… gals… let’s start right out with the tough question:
Should you or shouldn’t you?
- Should you find that girl you were sweet on in high school?
- Find out what she looks like now?
- Find out how her life turned out? or even…
- Should you get in touch with her?
- Find out if you still have that chemistry?
- Find out if she’s that same sassy girl you’ve been dreaming about all these years?
- Should you respond if someone from your past reaches out to you?
The short answer is NO. If you can keep from doing it…. don’t. That way there be dragons!
Thumb through your yearbook. Listen to the oldies music. Cherish your memories. Fantasize all you want about what might happen. Get on with your life. I am not kidding. Reconnecting can be a complete disaster!
It didn’t work out when you were in high school and it is very unlikely to work out now. There are a million ways this can go wrong. If you read up about it on the internet, there is story after story of the mess people have made of their lives trying to relive their past. Experts warn against it. Go ahead, Google “reconnecting with a high school sweetheart” and read up… I can wait.
If you have a jealous spouse, small children, a judgmental family, a close-knit community where everyone is going to look down on you (or worse) if you do it? Walk away now. You risk your marriage, your family, your livelihood, your sanity and worst of all? A BROKEN HEART!
You’re going to do it anyway?
So you can’t resist? If your curiosity gets the better of you and you are going to step onto the roller coaster, take a trip down memory lane and find her… or if someone has found you and you’re going to respond? Stick around. We’ll talk… I’m here to help.
Maybe you know better, but you want to read about what happened to me (and whoever else comments) and laugh and cry and live vicariously? Stick around. I’ll tell you some stories. Maybe other folks will chime in. We’ll all learn something. Maybe you’ll find an old friend to reminisce about the good ole days? or you’ll be that one-in-a-million person whose dream comes true – you’ll reconnect with your true love after all these years and get married and live happily ever after. It could happen. Who knows, this might be fun!
Two warnings –
1) I am not an expert
I’ve been there, done it. Found people and been found. Several times. I’ve been very lucky. And I still don’t have all the answers. My situation is not typical. I will try to connect you with good advice. But take everything I (or anyone else) says with a big fat pretzel’s worth of salt. In the end, you’re on your own.
2) Much of this is x-rated
Let’s be honest. Bottom line? This is about sex. If you don’t want to read about sexy stuff, infidelity, angst, irreverent musing and immoral behavior, move along to next blog. I respect that. I really do. To each his or her own. But it is going to get hot and heavy and crazy in here. There are going to be stories, photos, links and even videos that involve vulgarity, naked people, deep emotions, and all sorts of wild shit! If that sounds like fun, keep reading and leave a polite comment now and then to let me know you’re out there and what you think.
If you’re read this far, thank you. Now let’s get to the good stuff!