The Power of First Love

Early romantic experiences can leave a lasting imprint on who we are—and who we fall for.

First Heartbreaks

By Jay Dixit

Painful breakups and other youthful experiences cast a long shadow, revealing character and at times shaping it.

Reuniting With a First Love

By Ilene A. Serlin Ph.D.

Couples talk about second chances with their first love.

First Love, Lost Love: Is It Imprinting?

By Nancy Kalish Ph.D.

Does teen biology determine the bonds between romantic partners?

Adolescent Love

By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.

When young people fall in love, what have they fallen into?

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