Love of childhood... ^_^ Love of childhood... ^_^  In your opinion, Do you continue to love childhood forever?   When I was a child I loved a boy... But I moved with my family to another place, And so far I did not see "that boy".  I can not love anyone else, I can not think of anyone other than "that boy..." Do you think that "this boy" still loves me,,,,,, like me?? Do you continue to love childhood forever? what do I do????

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My family moved a lot when I was younger.  There were one or two young men that I was quite attached to.  What I came to realize was that I loved the idea of them rather than the boys themselves.  I didn't know them as well as I thought I did.  I think I was attached to them because I couldn't have them (if that makes sense).  Whenever I met someone new, I thought the boy I had left was better but that's not necessarily the case.  A lot of it was just my confusion over the move.

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Everyone remembers certain times in their lives (and the people that shared them) with fondness. I certainly do. I think it's some kind of coping mechanism to deal with traumatic change in our lives. Sometimes you have to move on, but there's no reason to think that other people don't remember you as fondly as you remember them.

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I agree that most of our personal history is looked back upon with great emotion (both positive and negative). One can only speculate if the boy still loves you, but one could also assume that if your feelings for him are as strong as your, he most likely still holds you in a special place as you do him.

Fortunately, I am a romantic at heart; I do remember my childhood with wonderful memories. As pohnpei points out, we do tend to chose to remember only the good things. I would suggest keeping him in your memories, but not allowing him to keep you from moving on with your life.

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The previous posts are certainly more realistic with their suggestions than romantic. Only time can remove the heartache of young love, and most people do move on, eventually meeting someone new that helps erase the previous memories. However, if you really desire to again make contact with your young love from the past, a phone call or letter would be a great start--if you still know where he lives. You may even have fun trying to Google his whereabouts if not. Don't expect earth-shattering results, however.

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I think that we tend to look back at our younger days and think that everything was perfect in those times.  We forget about all the bad stuff that happened and remember the good.  Because of that, we look at people from back then in an idealized way that cannot possible connect to actual reality.  I think you should forget this boy, realize that he was not perfect then and would not be perfect now.  Find someone else.

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I think we tend to look back on certain relationships as better than they were, especially if we feel like they ended too soon.  We tend to idolize that which we have lost.  Chances are, if you met that boy today, he would be very different than when you were a child.  People change, and grow.  Meeting the boy might help you move on, but chances are you will just be disappointed by what you find.

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