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I Have Regrets

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    Sadly for me, I like my brother-in-law's baby

    sister. It's not that I like her appearance but just for her personality; a chill easy talking girl that you can have a great conversation about dumb or serious stuff. The reason for this regret is that I'm know my brother-in-law and his brothers ever since I can remember and...
    TheTofuMaster TheTofuMaster 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    So i will start this with the begging of my

    11th grade. I had met this girl that i just absolutely adored and i was in love with her without telling her. I did drop a hint or two but either she got them and ignored them or she didn't get them at all. Anyway, we became really close and i found my self wanting to go to...
    mustafajudi1998 mustafajudi1998 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 28

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    My biggest regret is

    that I moved in with my father and stepmother. I am literally blamed for everything. Recently, I had a wisdom tooth extracted and the medicines I was given make me vomit. For two days, everything has been thrown up. I'm too dizzy and weak to run to the toilet so I always end up...
    bananadogeli bananadogeli 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When I was 23, I had the love of my life.

    He was everything a girl could want. He was forever loving, faithful, kind, generous, sweet and strong inside. We were together for 3 years, before he proposed to me. I was overwhelmed with joy and after mumbled cries yelled YES! We were engaged for three weeks, before I ruined...
    InRegret1 InRegret1 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 18

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    I was reminded today.

    ..that sometimes the hardest thing a person can do is to forgive themselves. It can be easy to have regrets and hold on to them...even for what seems like good intentions. And it can be easy to hold on to the feelings of guilt and shame and worry and everything that goes with...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 8, 2014

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    There were some very kind people

    who tried to befriend me during college, but I was too distrusting, self-absorbed, and emotionally unavailable to reciprocate. I'd apologize now if I thought it would do more than relieve myself. But it's been so long that an apology would simply be too little, too late. I am...
    elevenstrikes elevenstrikes 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 2

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    When I was in my 20's,

    I would always get guys to ask me out or buy me drinks. I was proposed to 2 times, and every time I turned them down because I thought it would never end, but it did. One of the guys who proposed to me was a Pilot, the other a very wealthy business man. When I got older, my...
    CookedAppleFace CookedAppleFace 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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    I wish I never would've found this site.

    I was doing so fine. I am mad at myself for this😒😔
    KayKay90210 KayKay90210 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 23

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    My biggest regret: when I was in high school,

    a guy passed me a note in class. In the note he told me how much he loved my smile, my eyes (he said they sparkled), and my kindness. It said he wanted me to be his girlfriend. I waited until the bell rang, and threw the note in the garbage. Why? Two reasons. First, I thought...
    notthis78 notthis78 36-40, F 7 Responses May 10, 2014

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    I Regret This.

    When I was 12, I told my grandmother that I hated her dog and that her egg salad was gross. She never recovered.
    fourthtot fourthtot 22-25, F 11 Responses Feb 28, 2012

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    I regret not being more involved

    and just taking chances. Like putting myself out there more, gaining more exposure whether good or bad. Sometimes the best time to be brave is when you are young, with no major responsibilities, no one to answer to except your parents. Even if you are scared, just take the...
    XeiraN XeiraN 22-25, F Jun 21

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    I have made many stupid mistakes.

    It's made me hate myself and even though I know they are wrong I keep ******* up and doing it again. And every time I say to myself I won't. But I do and it's gotten bad. I can't keep living like this. I know it's wrong, but I do it because I'm depressed. When I get really bad...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My Fear Of Regrets

    For some reason the fear of saying I have regrets makes this a hard story to write. I'm not saying that I have a long list of things that I wish I had done differently and that they are eating away at me nor am I sorry for what I have done in the past although looking back I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 23, 2012

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    PixieStixs PixieStixs 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2014

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    Long day, long evening.

    Wondering if someday I'll be walking hand in hand and not just behind. Following footsteps already made with a road already planned and still not sure if it's safe to travel thru. Time has warped my sense of judgement, my ability to know, and the need to learn more. To learn how...
    bluediamond325 bluediamond325 26-30, F Jun 20

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    Very much so. Alot. Trying to move on

    and leave it in the past where it is but I can't. It's so hard. I even judge myself. I sometimes wish I could erase those awful memories .. But I can't. They say it's better to talk about it than keep it bottled up inside. I did that to a few friends i trust which made me feel...
    legzydawly legzydawly 18-21 Jun 13

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    heart full of regrets with the feelings it hid

    for a long time.words unspoken and feelings that were never shown. In love, one should gamble everything - even pride. However, there are times in our lives that realization comes when all the chances were gone. And you can do nothing but to feel how your whole soul is being...
    FrostyMethod FrostyMethod 18-21, M 1 Response May 21

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    While i was so blind loving someone not

    deserving and waiting for him. I met a wonderful guy who really cared and accepted me as I was but let him go because I was in love with someone else. I was honest with him and told him everything and now the man I love abandoned me and now I regret being honest with the other...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 29

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    While with my ex I threw away letters from a

    guy I've loved for 4 yrs cus my ex wanted me to. How do I get over the regret of throwing them away?
    papayalyn papayalyn 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Xiuxieujar Xiuxieujar 16-17, F May 30

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    Well Hell Yes! Some

    for things I did do.  And maybe more for things I didn't do when I had the chance.
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F Dec 10, 2013

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    I'll probably regret writing this

    as well. I regret a lot of things I've done. While I regret putting myself in this currently uncomfortable position, I'm learning to accept who I am. I seem to have a serious problem with being alone. I don't handle it well, and I've been alone and hated and dead for so long...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    My beloved grandma passed away yesterday

    morning. The reason why i'm putting this up is because she taught me the most valuable lesson after her death - Never take a single day for granted. I kept thinking there's always a tomorrow for me to visit her when she was in critical condition suffering from pain and probably...
    jessycarcher jessycarcher 22-25, F 1 Response May 26

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    Long List of Regrets

    When you get to be my age (50) you can think back and come up with a long list of regrets. At least, I can. I regret: 1. Not finishing college 2. Thinking that a man would make my life better 3. Not traveling more 4. Not trusting my own instincts more 5. Thinking that I was...
    ddnlj ddnlj 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 13, 2008

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    Tumblr :(

    I regret deleting my Tumblr account. The blog I had was perfect, people knew about that blog. People were seinding me messages every day, they needed some advice and they knew I am there for them. But one day when I was sick of everything and I wanted to die, I wrote a post going...
    thepianogirl thepianogirl 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 8, 2013

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    I had schizo ! When I was 18!

    I had been eating pills that time and I think it was because of my ration,I was a little insane ! That teacher said something like inappropriate stuff to me ! He is British btw ! And I suddenly felt unhappy and annoyed! I wanted to hit him in class in front of many people ! And...
    NoneEver NoneEver 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    Regret

    I think in life most people have strong regrets. One thing we have to remember is not to blame our self so harshly It is the impulsive mind that is usually at fault. None of us were born perfect and only until we reach full maturity do we actually have a great deal of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 25, 2009

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    Once upon a time I called up some university.

    The voice that answered me on other side was very lively and warm. Sounded like a receptionist who loved her job, not like average people working at some post. I originally had to talk for about a minute but our conversation was 20 minute long. Wish I took her number, the call...
    yiskah yiskah 18-21, M May 20

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    Well... I was 13 years old,

    first year of high school (freshman) and I would ride to school and home every day. One day it was poring with rain... Like a lot.. And when I say a lot I mean I could even see and I was soaked with rain. Anyways, I was riding home in the pouring rain obviously just wanting to...
    AshtonTheGreat AshtonTheGreat 26-30, M Jun 4

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    I wish I wasn't such a ***** then.

    ... I do miss her yeah but I learned a lot from those years. Ignorance is bliss? Nah more like ignorance is a *****...
    MannyVIP MannyVIP 18-21, M May 29

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    I was just thinking about my regrets.

    I think the best thing I can do is to continue to live a good life and stick with people who will treat me in a somewhat normal and predictable way. I don't want to step back into the spider's web just because I feel guilty.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I regret opening up to certain people,

    it just bugs me knowing there's a few people out there who didn't even deserve to know me like that.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 4 Responses Mar 9

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    I'm sure that theres a million people out there

    thinking the same thing right now... but what i'd give to just go back and do it all again... pains me to know that is impossible and i will never change that.
    cupcakes1995 cupcakes1995 18-21, F May 4

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    feint30 feint30 26-30, M Apr 26

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    I had been living on my own

    since 18, and at 19 I was ready to buy my first car. I had a couple thousand saved, but not quite enough for the car I wanted. My mother told me that my uncle had set aside some money for me, and that I should reach out to him. I was never really close with my small family...
    bowlofsurreal bowlofsurreal 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 15, 2014

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    I used to have ambitions.

    Dreams. That was 3-4 years ago. I had big plans for my life, I was going to go to Law School, I was going to qualify as a solicitor and I was going to have my own law firm... But I stupidly gave all that up because the person who I thought loved me as much as I loved him begged...
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F Apr 13

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    I have regrets but none more

    so than not dressing more when I was younger! I can not properly express how much I regret this. It seems like it is with me all the time. So many things make me think 'what if'. I don't like feeling like this, not at all, but I don't know how to break it/fix it/come to terms...
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 10

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    I certainly have some regrets in my life,

    things I wish I did or didn't do, and stuff I wish I did differently, and times when my conduct left a great deal to be desired, but I no longer beat myself up too much about them. These days, rather than wallow in self-pity over my regrets, I prefer to take what lessons I can...
    TheBookAddict TheBookAddict 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 3

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    I Always Have, I Always Will

    Regret is just something that I'm slowly learning to deal with and live with. I can't escape it. I can't run away from it. 80 years from now I'd love to look back on my life and say "I really lived a good, happy, honest life and I regret nothing" but I don't think that...
    earth2bella earth2bella 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 19, 2007

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    I have lost the person i wish to keep

    for at least a year, in only a day. Love was never been been my field of expertise. I'm innocent and inexperience. Now that you're gone and i'm all alone again. I realized how stupid of me to let you go. You keep saying that this wasn't my fault... but actually half of it is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 30

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    I have many regrets of several situations

    and interactions i had with people during my years of life. Mistakes, regrets, things I wish I had not said or done. Most of those regrets are petty small things, but I still remember them. One flaw I have is that I am very unforgiving with myself so letting go those regrets is...
    PeterPalmer PeterPalmer 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 25, 2014

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    Regrets

    In our lives journey, we would have experienced several facts. Situations, emotional matters, physical, material. When it comes to facing up to your mistakes, we look back and see if we could have done better. Some mistakes are such that we live and learn. Some we live to...
    HardingP119 HardingP119 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 23, 2013

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    Reading old text messages starting from August

    30th 2013. I think about how things could have been and how they have ended up. I never wanted things to turn sour. All I wanted was peace. I never lied to you and I'm not lying in the here and now. I was never rejecting you then. I was actually very much attracted to you then...
    WittleDollFace WittleDollFace 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2014

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    My twenties could be considered my wasted

    decade. Well, not the whole decade but the first half of it could be said to be a loss. I was aimless and lost, turning inward. It was the age of chat rooms and I frequented them to help me feel like I was alive. During that time I ended up meeting a girl from Florida who...
    oncemoreuntothebreech oncemoreuntothebreech 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 2

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    I have many. I'm still doing things

    and regretting them. To be quite honest, I have made many mistakes. I regret them. I fear them. I don't know how else to cope though. I've started doing things to feel better or to cope with how hard things are. I try to stop but it's hard. I'm just really ****** up I guess
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 11

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    Marrying The Wrong Person

    Got married too young,to the wrong person and as a consequence being the loyal person that I am probably turned down women that could have maybe made me happy.Its was such a miserable,stressful time what a waste .Learnt a good lesson though if it isnt going to work,how ever...
    trotsky52 trotsky52 46-50, M 8 Responses Jan 5, 2013

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