A view from my side.
The first wife was the high school sweetheart. We were young, stupid and in love. LOL It didn’t last long, but we had a lot of fun and endured some pain along the way. We had no children together and we parted abruptly, almost immediately losing touch, as she moved out of state. She called me one night about 3 years later, totally out of the blue, to talk. We talked about 3 or 4 hours and it helped us both. We have touched base a few times recently, social networking sites will do that for you, and I am glad to see that she has had a happy life.