Of course, the most important time in a relationship is now. Are you and your partner working on the problems that arise? Are you building trust and supporting each other? Are you in love? The past is the past, and -- if you two are honest with yourselves and with each other -- the future will take care of itself. However, there's something special about high school sweethearts. It means they withstood teenage drama, and that is a whole hell of a lot in itself. It means they got through it all; the jealousy, the insecurity, and their relationship remains strong and intact. It means true lasts and that's the reassurance we all need. Recently, Sydnie Haag tweeted two pics of her and her partner, taken during their prom and wedding, and her post has already been liked over 473K times. The best part is that it also prompted other couples to share heartwarming images of their precious bond!
Kayla Runkel and her husband are high school sweethearts as well. Explaining their relationship, she said that, the feelings she felt for her partner when she was 17 may have dulled in excitement, but not in passion. "This past September, we celebrated ten years together as a couple and nearly five years of marriage. While most people have to secretly cyber stalk their old high school flames on Facebook or flip through old black and white yearbook pages, I simply have to look across the room."
"Sure, our conversations can be slow at times, having exhausted our list of unheard stories years ago. But that means we have reached a level of comfort in silence that with anyone else would seem awkward," she wrote on Her View From Home. "I love that I can spend a whole day with him without saying a word and still feel completely fulfilled by his presence alone."
"I have loved him through his baby-faced, acne-covered years, and he has loved me through childbirth and a few too many DIY hair dying disasters. We have been study partners, birthing partners, late night feeding partners, and everything in between."
And this really is what's so wonderful about their experience. Everything they have today, they built together. Again, these words shouldn't put other couples -- those, who met later in their lives -- beneath them. Every relationship is different and beautiful in its own way. It's how you feel about it that matters the most.