I have longed to be with my old high school sweetheart but we both were married and had a family. It’s been 20 plus years since I dated Greg in high school. He was the love of my life and I always thought we would get married. My parents didn’t approve of him but to us that didn’t matter too much. We were in love!
Our lives went different paths, he stayed in the St. Louis area and I met a man during a South Padre Island Spring Break 18 years ago. I married my SPI guy and after a few years we divorced. The divorce was amicable and we share parental rights with our son.
Couple of years later I met a man from McAllen, we dated several years and eventually moved in with him. We were engaged but I ended this 9-year relationship about a year ago. It was not a healthy relationship and things had become pretty bad.
One evening I was talking to my girlfriend in St. Louis about the breakup and she excitedly told me that Greg had recently divorced his wife, and he had custody of this 3 sons. Later my friend called Greg (they had maintained their friendship since high school) and mentioned that I was no longer engaged.
Greg called me several days later, and since then we’ve been talking on the phone several times a day. It’s like old times, that we never were apart.
Greg has asked me to come to St. Louis and visit him and his family. His mom has always been like a mom to me and she is so excited that Greg and I are together again.
I really want to go visit him but I worry how things may be. Will we be reliving our high school days? Is it really true love, or the excitement from love in the past? I would stay at my parents house, so if things don’t work out at least I’ve visited with my parents.
What should I do? I’m so confused. – Stacey, Brownsville