Our Teenage Fantasies Seldom Measure Up to the Realities of Life

Revisiting the heartache of a summer love can bring much-needed hindsight

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Picnics by the lake, family vacations, fireworks on the fourth, and cookouts on the beach — all staples of the season and treasures of summers past.

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