We all remember our first love. We think of them often throughout our lives.
For some of us, those first loves come with feelings of regret or remorse while for others, they are both thankful and grateful for having people in their lives early on who helped them grow into the adults they've become.
Regardless of how we look back on our first truly meaningful relationship, many of us feel the need to apologize.
Chase from Idaho writes... To Mariah W. (Mia J.) It's funny, after 10 years of not seeing you, it still feels like only yesterday... I've tried to forget you exist and pretend I never knew you. But in order for me to do that I need to get closure. I've been lying to myself for 10 years.... I tell everyone I'm ok, but down deep I feel regret and need to get this off my chest...
You were my first love, and no matter how much I try, I still have feelings for you. I guess it's true, you never stop loving the first one....
We had our up and downs and it ended badly between us. And I wanted to say sorry.... I guess I held a grudge and wanted to hurt you worse than you did me.... And it was wrong and immature. I didn't know what love was till I met you, but I also didn't know how to be in a proper relationship. Yes I cheated and I lied to you, but neither of us are innocent.
But honestly I am sorry, I regret ever hurting you and ruining what we had. You are an amazing girl and I was a fool to loose sight of that.
I'm sorry for everything and I miss our friendship....
I hope someday you can forgive me for what I did and how I treated you... I wish I could take it all back.
I was an immature teenager and have grown up and tried to become a better person.....
Wherever you are, I hope you are happy and living the life you deserve. Someday I hope we can be friends again if our paths cross....
Tina from New York writes...
Greg, my first love and my own version of a prince charming in fairy tales, I'm sorry.
Forgive me for loving you so badly, literally.
I never thought that I would be the worst girlfriend I've ever known. Giving you the silent treatment whenever I got jealous.
Killing you with my warped face repeatedly when I got annoyed.
Keeping my eyes fixed on something else rather than look at you when you're asking for a forgiveness even if you didn't do anything bad.
You we're such a fool for continuing to love a childish girl like me. But, hey! Thanks! Really thank you!!!
Thank you for not letting go. Thank you for staying even when I said I wanted you out of my life. Thank you for those red eyes soaked in tears that keep running down my cheeks.
Thank you for still holding my hand even if I didn't hold yours.
Thank you for the warm hugs that burned all the coldness I felt. No one else but you, has ever made me feel that way again.
You will always be my first love and I will always love you. Because of you I was willing to be better than I was before and lead a more sane and virtuous life. I did it for you and I always will.