Loss of a first love can feel devastating, as if your whole world is falling apart. While it may happen more suddenly, losing that first love is actually one in a series of losses that people experience throughout childhood and adolescence. As we grow, we begin to lose the comforts and certainties of childhood. We realize that our parents aren’t perfect, we outgrow friends and toys, and we begin to face new responsibilities. As we slowly say goodbye to childhood, the loss of a first love becomes another milestone on our journey to adulthood.
- Losing your first true loved one can be one of the difficult experiences a human can face, but it is important in personal development.
- Life begins with a series of losses, and even though losses can be painful, it’s all about growth.
- Adulthood is about coping with losses, and using the experience to live a better life.
“Adolescence might be described as the search for that lost paradise and as the gradual realization—after much misery and disillusionment—that the lost paradise will never be found.”