Your first love teaches you that, aside from your family and friends, someone else thinks you're amazing, exciting, fun, and completely lovable.
It is during this stage of the falling in love process that you can spend 24 hours a day with your partner without becoming bored or annoyed.
We've realised that you can't always be on the same page about everything, and that's okay.
Yes, you want to share all the good stuff and maybe even vent when things aren't going so well.
While that may be true if you live in a Hollywood film, your first love teaches you that there is more to it.
This also implies that you must learn to trust, but you must also learn that trusting someone who is not a family member or a friend is a risk you must accept.
Ignoring everyone else in your life so you can be with your love ALL THE TIME.
When you fall in love for the first time, you assume, or at least hope, that the butterflies you feel every time you think of that person will last forever.
Whatever happened to your first love, you'll always remember them as a benchmark for the rest of the loves you'll have.
Losing your first love teaches you that, despite the pain you've never known, you can survive a lost love.