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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Young Love Reunited

Apparently, researchers say that the rekindling of young love after many years apart is the key to long-lasting wedded bliss. People who rekindled youthful romances at least five years after they had split up had a 76% chance of staying together, compared with a 40% chance of successful marriage in the rest of the population. The study is the first done on people reunited with a lost lover after years apart.

And it was not just the nostalgia of ageing that made people look for their first love. Older couples attributed their success to having re-found their soulmates and to increased maturity. Researchers found the most common reason for the initial romance breaking up was parental disapproval, accounting for 25% of cases.

One professor said, "The couples' first love had endured throughout their many years apart, and in the case of widows and widowers, often through very happy intervening marriages. However, given the high rate of extramarital affairs, married people should be cautioned not to contact a lost love."

I think there just might be something in this. Because I'm feeling 35 years younger these days!

24 comments:

Country Girl said...

What? Ok, what's going on? Looks like I need to do some catching up.

Jo said...

Leslie, I keep thinking of this lovely song when I think of you and your newfound "lost" love.

You were meant to reconnect with him. Hmmmm, I wonder who was the catalyst? :-)

Leslie: said...

Hi Kate, it's all just happened so don't worry - all will be revealed in due time.

Hi Josie, thanks for the song. I listened and loved it, but didn't need to be reminded because I'm going to savour every moment.

Mickle in NZ said...

Oh wow - this got me smiling.
huggles

Maggie May said...

Er...... not in my case! LOL!

sally in norfolk said...

this all sounds sssooo wonderful ... and do enjoy every second x x x

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Happy days, sounds wonderful!! x x

david mcmahon said...

Okay, so I'm reading a lot into this. What a wonderful revelation, Leslie.

PS: In the previous post, your sister looks so much like you.

Leslie: said...

Hi Mickie, Maggie, Sally, and Anne - early days still, but...

*grin*

Leslie: said...

Hi David, so much to tell but I'm afraid I'll jinx it.

And I don't think my sister looks like she's turing 65 in December, either! :D

Amanda said...

hello popped over from Liz's blog. Loved your sisters cake, wonderful.
Good luck to you :0)

nancygrayce said...

Oh, my gosh!!!!! How exciting! I knew the right one would pop up! I'll be glad when you reveal!

Liz said...

I wondered when I read this post the significance of it. Now I've read your comment on my post ... new/old beau? come on, give!!!

Pretty Me!! said...

intersting !!!

Trubes said...

Ooh I say Leslie...How exciting...Do tell more I'm intrigued!

Di.xx

Just posted a bit of nonsense on my site, do pop over..Hugsx

Mommy Jo said...

I am getting very curious...you'll need to share more...enjoy!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Yes, do tell all! How wonderful for you.

Jo said...

Leslie is singing,

"Love Is In The Air
Love is in the air everywhere I look around
love is in the air every sight and every sound
and I don't know if I'm being foolish
I don't know if I'm being wise
but it's something that I must believe in
and it's there when I look in your eyes."


Heh, heh

Clarice ♥

Leslie: said...

Aw shucks you guys! *grin*

I'm feelin' like a teenager these days - all butterflies in my tummy and such. I can hardly wait for Saturday. We're going to Lynn Valley to take photos so I'll probably put some of them up on Sunday.

Susan said...

How romantic! I hope the feelings continue to thrive!
The previous post was wonderful. The cake is magnificently decorated. Looks like a womderful time!

Russell said...

Congratulations! I am happy for you!

Take care.

Catherine said...

So, you mean we all have a second chance ? ; )
Be happy, Leslie!

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