I was in love with my ex fiancé for 5 years until she cheated while I was in combat in Vietnam. Saw this happen a lot in old WWII movies and always felt sorry for the guy. Never expected to get a Dear John letter myself. Luckily it was the best thing to happen to me as she became a drug addict, developed some serious mental illnesses and divorced her husband as soon as his last college tuition check for her son from another unknown man, cleared. She is now married to a women. So I ended up dodging bullets in combat and love. Then I met my wife of 46 years. Another blessing from my ex’s cheating. I was older and more able to understand love and how to handle it. Yes it was better the second time around. So good that is literally was love at first sight since we got engaged two weeks after we met. I thought I knew love buy only really knew it the second time around. I have a few divorced friends who found true love their second time and are married for a few decades to their second wife. How about you? Only in love once?