Why That Special Someone Needs to Break Your Heart


First love loss is the toughest of them all

Mourning His First Love, a Dad Says Good Bye to His Baby Brother


It was not a romantic love, but was one that was supposed to last a lifetime. David Stanley writes of the pain of having to say goodbye.

Love Affair, 45 Years Later [video]


That one first love. The last ten seconds. You’ve been warned.

A Letter To My Future Son: Don’t Let One Girl Ruin Every Other Girl For You


A woman wrote a brilliant letter about heartbreak that all men, young and old, should read.

Hatch of Adolescence or Stupid Boy Tricks?


At age fifteen, I found myself locked in a stupid death struggle with my best friend—for the attention and love of a girl.

First Love: Athletes With Glasses


Liam Day was a young boy when he first started wearing glasses. The athletes he fell in love with were the ones who wore glasses too.

The Day My Love for My Daughter Became Real

The Day My Love for My Daughter Became Real

Tom Burns remembers the exact moment he started loving his daughter as a person rather than as an ideal

This Fool’s in Love (with The Boston Celtics)


Chris Parisi has experienced all the ups and downs, the heart ache and redemption, the pain and exhilaration of love. The object of his affection? The Boston Celtics.

First Love: My Dad’s Convertible

So much like my dad's beauty it hurts...

She’s been gone for more than 20 years, but JJ Vincent still longs for that hulking piece of steel.

First Love: Letters, This One to a Very Special Person

Dear Self: Come as you are.

Cindy Gericke woke up one day and realized that people write love letters to others..so why not themselves?

First Love: Score

Memories of a beanbag...and so much more.

Scott Heydt recalls a first for him when he was 12 years old.

Love of Wine Transcendent


When asked to write about a first love, Hugh Krezel thought about the love that transcends, his love of wine.

We Are Family: My Love Affair with a City That Loves Its Sports

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The Pirates’ run to the National League playoffs was just yet another reminder of how much Chelsea Cristine loves the sports-mad Steel City.

Falling for Your First Love, Every Season


Justin Zackal’s first love, the Pittsburgh Steelers, taught him all about loyalty, disappointment, and other matters of the heart.

Marriage Is All About Your First Loves

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Not many people marry their First Love, but marriage is still all about falling in love for the first time.

I’m Doing What I Love…and I Want Everyone To Feel This Way

I took the leap...and love what I found.

After working at jobs he liked, Dillan DiGiovanni took the chance and jumped into what would become his First Love.