I Am Sick of Hearing About What I "Should Have" Done

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    (I refer this to Christians going through

    TRIALS or/and TEMPTATIONS, lest a fellow wishes to wrongly counter the write-up)  Dear Christians and whomever this may concern, God doesn't give us what we can handle but helps us handle what we are given, because, just as impure gold is passed through fire and made pure, we...
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    18-21, M
    Apr 10, 2016

    My Life My Choice

    So many times we do stuff, Maybe at the time doesn't seem to right. But Maybe at the same time it seems Right to us, And we have people telling us It was the wrong thing I should of done this that or the other differently But The truth is It's my Life My mistakes my Choices...
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 12, 2010

    Dear Mom And Dad Get Over It

    im not a mom yet im not a wife yet and you shoving guys at me or pressuring sal isnt gonna make it happen any faster so you can either be ahppy with my life as it is or just mind your own business
    justjoni justjoni
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2012

    Sometimes I Believe It's Ok, But Now I Don't Need That!

    I believe sometimes this can be ok...for me there are 2 groups: 1)when I ask for help, advices...2)when I don't ask for them... If we are here, writing and sharing our stories it's normal to have people writing what you should do, what "you should have done"...and...
    chispita chispita
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 4, 2008

    It's Not Helping, Me

    I know I messed it up myself. I know it wasn't anyone else's fault. I know I shouldn't have believed myself. I know I was stupid. I know I am sane. I know things are good. I know I have no right to be depressed. I know it's stupid to write this. I know I've written "I know" too...
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2012

    I Wish I Had Done Things Differently

    I can't tell you how many times I have thought this about things or decisions I have made in my life but the fact is that I can't. I have heard so many time from people in my life you should have done this or you should have done that but I can only try to learn from mistakes...
    princessv71 princessv71
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 13, 2009

    my truth is my own,its no tatoo

    but an indentation keep in mind tough skin springs back
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 11, 2016

    Not Sick...

    i am not sick of hearing it...im tired i hate to hear it!!!, i simply cant find the point in going to the past and imagining what couldve been. i mean couldve shouldve wouldve....! stooop!, it didnt happen so y waste time talking about it??
    patriot14 patriot14
    2 Responses Apr 22, 2008

    The Word "should" Screams Controlling.

    The word "should" is a control trip. I try to avoid people who say that word alot, I am the kind of person who is stubborn, strong headed and trust my instincts. I don't take the word lightly and would rather hear the word "could" as it leaves me with multiple options. It...
    Albans Albans
    18-21, F
    Apr 13, 2010

    would This Be Hearing What ...

    would this be hearing what i should have done from someone else or my own mind??? i don't need to hear from someone else what i should have done.  you do the best you can in any situation. i do need to shut off the repetitive 'should have done this' or 'should have done...
    FeelingCrazy FeelingCrazy
    Jun 24, 2008

    Same Here.....

    I used to hear it from my family, and finally got sick of it and told them to **** off, it is my life will do what I willl with it my way, not their way!!
    deleted deleted
    Mar 10, 2010

    A Letter

    Dear person, yes i know i need to do better. i know i have to do and how to do it. im trying my best so get off my back about it. i cant be perfect even though you want me to be. stop compareing me to other people im not them and never will be. just stop and let me figure this...
    Silent20 Silent20
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2012

    Just **** Off!

    Yeah I should have done some things differently but fact is, I didn't! So stop ******* going on about it! You did things a certain way. Fine. I did them a different way. Yours was a better way. But I ******* did it my way so **** off! Jeez. My life. Not yours. **** off. Simple.
    deleted deleted
    Apr 10, 2008

    A Should Do Currently....

    So many people want me to "go after" the company that terminated my contract this month.  Do I have a case...yes...likely I do... Does part of me want to bring them to their knees.  Certainly.... However a litigious person I am not.  Our society has...
    Lexus Lexus
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 1, 2008

    Because We Can't Turn Back Time

    On my own, I already wish I could change a lot of things that I've done, or things that I didn't do, but I know it's pointless to dwell on these. The past is long gone and it's only useful if we can learn from it and change the future with what we've learned. I don't like...
    SilverLinedShadows SilverLinedShadows
    4 Responses Jul 14, 2009

    To Be, Or Not, My Life, My Decision.

    My mom always tells me "you shouldn't have done this, or this or that" when she was usually the driving force behind the decision made. Then when i make my own decisions a part of my mind always goes over them, again and again. Its my way of self-madness, i guess.
    Licourtrix Licourtrix
    18-21, M
    Feb 4, 2008

    Who The Hell Are You To Say?

    i always get angry when people say you should have done. You should of helped him. you should of loved her more. you should of changed.  well who the hell are you to say? sometimes, we try, we try our hardest to accomplish something, to change someone, to save some one, and...
    Artemis17 Artemis17
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 21, 2010

    ""i Think Doctors Are Just Misinformed"........................

    I think doctors are just misinformed and the older they are the more thinking is narrow. Iv'e been to different doctors because of rolocation. Iv'e been diagnosed with all types of Arthritis, Fibromaliga, cluster migraines etc...The one thing i find among doctors is their ablity...
    Anto815 Anto815
    46-50, F
    Apr 10, 2011

    my dad and I fell out abt 8 mo ago.

    I know he is not well and i keep avoiding calling him. He always has a way of making me feel crap about myself and everything has a hidden motive to get me to move back to the US. I always hag up feel crap about myself afterwards and so I keep avoiding calling. It's really...
    likityspliff likityspliff
    46-50, F
    Feb 2, 2016

    I've Always Been Plague...

    I've always been plagued with that. Woulda Shoulda Coulda. What ifs and why nots. I guess I didn't do as much as I could because my family, instead  of encouraging me, was always putting me down , reminding me of everything I couldn't do right, and what a loser I was...
    numisiro numisiro
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jun 24, 2008

    You Must Read This !! Its A Tragic Story And I Dont Know What To Do

    [ BACKGROUND INFORMATION ] So like about a 2 week ago there was a car crash here in Coolaroo, Melbourne, Australia, the car was holding 6 passengers all between the age of 12-16, 3 of them died whilst the other 3 survived with injuries. The media portrayed it to be that they were...
    OntreMuzik OntreMuzik
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 14, 2012
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    18-21, M
    Apr 14, 2016

    For with God nothing will be impossible (Luke

    1:37). There yet is hope for you in Christ. Whatever your problem may be, and however seemingly grave the situation miay be, it is nothing to the Age of Ages. There yet is hope for you in Christ. All other things are void of actual help. Some may help in soothing the problem...
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    18-21, M
    Apr 3, 2016


    When there's a situation that push me to do something or say something I usually do what I think is the best thing to say or do. But when it comes to for egz. telling about the whole sit. to someone else IT starts.  "IT" I mean words like "You should have say something...
    Flume Flume
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 24, 2010

    Literally today has sucked.

    All I've heard from my parents is that I basically haven't done anything right and this is what I should have done. FML I am so done, like literally over this ****.
    blondechick0130 blondechick0130
    22-25, F
    Jun 28, 2014

    It Is Ok to Relfect Back On So...

    It is ok to relfect back on something, but to hear it over and over is not productive and just plain annoying
    Thradia Thradia
    26-30, F
    Feb 24, 2008

    I Should Have But Could I Really??

    This saying is perhaps one of the most asinine in American culture today; many people are guilty of giving others impromptu lectures on what they should have done in any number of situations, varying from the very silly to the very serious.  What i find, more often than not...
    tulick tulick
    31-35, F
    4 Responses May 11, 2008

    When I Stopped Being A Raging Junkie...

    One of the first things I learned was to try and erase the word 'should' from my vocabulary.I replace it with could.. I could of f#cked him but I chose not to...I could go buy a £10 bag of crap but Im choosing not to.It makes it a decision instead of a shame based statement...
    CharlieUniform CharlieUniform
    31-35, F
    12 Responses May 27, 2011
    grandpaps grandpaps
    70+, M
    Jul 19, 2014

    My Dad's Good At It

    Always saying what I "should've done" and what I "could've done", what I "needed to do instead" of accepting what I did.  I can't go back and change it. It makes me feel guilty and like I don't do it right.  He's trying to give me other...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 20, 2008

    "I Am Sick of Hearing About What I "Should Have" Done"

    I am so sick of that saying, It drives me crazy. I am always hearing this saying, it is enough to drive anyone crazy! My Fu*king Ex you say this to me all the damn time, now everytime I hear it I want to break something. It just makes me hella mad!
    DyinToBeLoved DyinToBeLoved
    18-21, F
    Apr 26, 2008

    my dog is sick and my husband keeps telling me

    that i should let him go, he is at the amimal hospital and i will do all in my power to get him better.
    emcubana1974 emcubana1974
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 22, 2014

    Do I Have to Hear It?

    ok...ever since i was pretty young people have always been telling me what to do. now that im older and can think for myself i have to hear about what i should do to make things better. i wouldnt have any problem with it if i was told in suggestion form, but this is more of...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 4, 2008

    That Sucks

    Im sick and tired of hearing people telling me what should i do................
    kulit kulit
    22-25, F
    Jun 24, 2008

    I Hate Hearing This!!

    hindsight can be a funny old thing!! people see you make the wrong decisions or the wrong choices in life, and only after things havent worked out for you, do some people proceed to tell you that you should have went about things differently!! "no ****, Sherlock!!"
    cowshed123 cowshed123
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Mar 10, 2012

    Keep My Mouth Shut

    That is usually what I should have done, keep my mouth shut.  I made a good living in sales for many years and gave it up.  I was good at it and didn't scam people.  If you dealt with me you got a square/fair deal.  I seem to have lost something over the...
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1
    56-60, M
    Mar 9, 2010

    Obsessed With Perfection Much??

    Honestly if i do everything right what is there left to learn from. I cant learn from my mistakes if im perfect. So leave me alone and let me learn from my mistakes. Its my bed ill ly in it.
    SadEyedAngel126 SadEyedAngel126
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 28, 2011

    The Worst Part Is That I'm...

    The worst part is that I'm the one telling myself that.  I try not to do that too much, though; I mean, what happened in the past has already happened.  There's really no point in dwelling on it too much. 
    stygianangel stygianangel
    22-25, F
    Feb 24, 2008

    Grah, Dad.

    Oh, man. He's the worst at this. Especially if I've failed at something. I should have always done everything his way. Period. Because his way works. And my way doesn't. And if I don't fail, its always something like, I would have done better if I had done it exactly as he'd...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude
    3 Responses Feb 17, 2010

    I should have done is getting a little old

    for me I think I should have done everything I've done now besides one thing because it makes me who I am today!
    NaturalDisature NaturalDisature
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 5, 2014

    My Husband Does This to Me

    My husband does this to me ALL the friggin time and it drives me insane. I feel like such a little child when he talks down to me about what I should and shouldn't have done. I am an intelligent adult who's been through more than he ever has. I don't need a parent telling me what...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 21, 2008

    Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda, Didn't.

    That's what I say to people who tell me 'you should have'. I take great pleasure in reminding people that tell me 'shoulds' and 'musts' that I am a human and so are they. It is best to remind such people that they are dwelling on the past. It is not something that can be changed...
    Explodey Explodey
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2012

    They Say I Should Have Shut Him Out.hes

     All of my friends and family told me I should have stopped talking to my ex a long time ago. Way back when I first met him, I should have walked away. But I didn't. They said it again when he started hitting me, and when he started acting weird and saying scary things. ...
    xsmurfette xsmurfette
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 6, 2010

    Some people cannot stand

    that you’re moving on with your life and so they will try to drag your past back to you. Do not help them by acknowledging their behavior. Keep moving forward. No matter how you live, someone will be disappointed. So just live your truth and be sure YOU aren't the one who is...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 13, 2014


    All you pro-life, pro-choice people stop bothering me.
    Looking4clues Looking4clues
    26-30, F
    Jun 13, 2012
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