I lived for those few moments spent in her presence. I played on the team and she danced with the pommers.
At school, I counted the minutes until that bell rang so I could see her between classes.
Being a parent means committing to guide your child through many complicated and difficult stages of life.
I had never experienced such intense feelings for another human being before and I had a hard time processing that.
We were completely convinced that our love would stand the test of time and that we were destined to be together forever.
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The definition of dating is when two people decide to enter a relationship, something that is more than friendship, to get to know each other better.