A few weeks ago I was helping my Mom clean out some closets in my parents' house. While in one particular closet I may or may not have found a moderately-sized box that houses all of my my memories of my high school boyfriend (aka first love). Pictures, letters, movie ticket stubs, dried flowers, notes passed in class... you name it. We dated on and off for three years in high school and college, so I amassed a small collect of memories and boxed them up years ago.
I didn't go through the box and reminisce. But I didn't toss it out either. I simply shoved it back up into the closet to deal with at a later time.
So here is a question sure to divide readers...
Do I save these memories (at my parents house) that relate to my ex because they are cute, and funny, and were a large part of my former life?
Or do I throw them out because obviously I've been dating and have been happily married to the Mr. for over a combined six years years now, and I don't harbor feelings for a former flame?
Is holding on to memories of an ex disrespectful to my marriage? Or does it allow me to remember a part of my youth?
Mondays with Manny
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