A: A long distance relationship is difficult under the best of circumstances and almost impossible for teenagers. Though my heart goes out to you for your pain at the time, it sounds like he did the honorable thing and ended the relationship rather than keeping you on a string while dating others. As adults, it might be that you are both ready for something now that you are not at such young ages. Will you always wonder what would have happened if you take a pass? If the answer is yes, I say give it a whirl! You are obviously interested. There are no guarantees, but second chances, forgiveness, and the risk of getting hurt are always part of the love equation whether it’s a new relationship or a rekindled one. Don’t let something that happened between two kids ten years ago cheat you out of what could be your happily ever after. Good luck!
~ Alicia Hunter Pace, author of Simple Gone South, Scrimmage Gone South, and Sweet Gone South