I had no idea that my book which helped heal my heart, and those of others when our relationship was over, would suddenly bring us back together again a decade and a half later. Norville and I talked about books, while she knitted away, one of her favorite past times. She asked me about my book, but stopped me in mid-conversation and said, "Tell me there's a happy ending.
I only want to hear about the happy ending." The problem was, there wasn't an unhappy ending.
It's a story that could appear in a romance novel or a romantic comedy, but it was happening in real life for us."We have a great love story," the love of my life said, as he enthusiastically met all of my girlfriends for the first time at my birthday luncheon a few months ago. The love of my life returned to me for Act Three and another chance at love. Nancy Kalish from California State University in Sacramento, she surveyed 1,001 participants aged 18-89 who reunited with an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend after five or more years apart. Kalish's survey found that 72 percent of couples stayed together, with two-thirds resulting in marriage or engagement.
It's just as well, as we weren't ready to meet again just yet.
I had a lot of happy stories, but the "ride into the sunset" Hollywood ending did not appear in the last chapter of my book.
I figured I could write a sequel one day with a happy ending that Norville and the rest of the world really wanted to see.
On Kalish's blog, she states that those who cannot forget a lost love interest and seek to meet them again, often results in a long-lasting and meaningful relationship.
At the time I met Norville in Las Vegas, I was divorced and busy coaching singles, instead of spending time on my own love life.
Flash forward seven years, it's now 2016 and my love life has come full circle, as I reunited with my long-lost love.