People never forget a true love, of course

“People never forget a true love, of course. Despite his devotion to his wife, Martha, George Washington preserved a lifelong passion for another man’s wife, Sally Fairfax. Historian believe America’s first president never kissed Sally, nor was he rejected by her. They were friends. But Washington adored her. He wrote to Sally some twenty five years after their last encounter, saying that none of the great events of his career, ‘nor all of them together, have been able to eradicate from my mind those happy moments, the happiest of my life, which I have enjoyed in your company.'”

Helen Fisher, Why we Love, the Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love P. 192

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