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Why are first-love memories so potent?

A few years ago, when in Munich with my husband, I looked up my college boyfriend, who is German. Our three-year relationship had been intense, but we had not been in touch for 45 years. Happily married, I never expected our meeting to be so overwhelming. Have you reconnected with an old love -- or avoided doing so? Will you share your story?   explore >>