The subject of past loves and past lovers is tricky to deal with, especially with an age difference and an experience difference like the one between S and I. However, this video does a beautiful and heart-tuggingly wonderful job of describing how past loves can enrich and prepare you for your current relationship. Everything, good and bad, prepares you for now, for this time. Your past is part of your present and together they prepare you for your future.
I recently told S how amazed I was at how love is like a bottomless well and every time I think I’ve touched down, I realize there is more and more to discover further on down the line. Love breeds love. It isn’t a finite resource, on the contrary, the more you love, the more you love.