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    It happened last October.

    I became best friends with this girl that two grades lower then me. We would talk everyday after school and I started to grow strong feelings for her. About the last week of November I was going to ask her out but I got scared and didnt. A week after that she started going out...
    supernovacomet supernovacomet 16-17, M Feb 20

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    I regret that I never told this girl

    that I went to elementary school with a long time ago, Victoria "Vivi" Jamison that I had a huge crush on her.The best part was that I had a huge opportunity to tell her I found out when I was a freshman that she was going to high school down the block from my high school and I...
    Baileymill Baileymill 18-21 1 Response Mar 26

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

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    Some will haunt you worse

    than others...
    nipplelover43 nipplelover43 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Mike Luna. Specialist 4th class Michael Luna.

    The name might lead one to thinking he was of hispanic background. There might have been some of that heritage in his ancestry, but not overwhelming, either from his appearance or his personality. He was from Odessa Texas. Just slightly larger than average in stature, he was...
    wantadoover wantadoover 56-60, M Mar 5

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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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    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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    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 grew up very sheltered

    and used to make many insensitive jokes. As I got older I learned that many people actually are LGBT, and that people do get raped in real life. I don't even understand how things like rape ever became jokes in the first place.
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    feint30 feint30 26-30, M Apr 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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    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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    Sure I do. I regret things I say all the time

    (lol). I'm judgmental towards myself in many ways. Than later I regret being so hard on myself. Its no joyous cycle. They say no regrets, I'd guess that such a feeling must be blissful and make life easy. Opinion anyone?
    SnickerDo0dle SnickerDo0dle 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 5, 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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    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 wish I'd never allowed you to manipulate me

    into a frenzy like you did. You are dead to me now. Thank God you let me go. I can honestly say I wasted two months giving myself mercilessly to you. Thank you for the lesson you taught me and I release you with love x
    Negglesgirl Negglesgirl 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    I was in a perfect relationship

    but accepted the fact that I was bi during it. I was so curious it was hard to not give up. But she wouldn't let me. Things were going pretty well, then the summer came and I left to California for the summer...She wasn't there to stop me, to give me strength...and the curiosity...
    WhyDoesLifeSuck WhyDoesLifeSuck 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 13, 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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    You'll regret the things you don't do more

    than the things you do do. I'm a relatively young person, but I've already had regrets. And all of them come from the things I didn't do. The chances I didn't take. All the lifelong memories that never happened because I was too scared to try. No one sits on their deathbed...
    chilldude82 chilldude82 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 27

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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 1 day ago

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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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    I am full of regrets,

    unfortunately
    ComeDieWithMe ComeDieWithMe 18-21, M Dec 10, 2014

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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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    I seriously regret several of my piercings

    and now I have scarred myself...it looks awful
    YesterdayTomorrow YesterdayTomorrow 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I always seem to say the wrong thing around my

    boyfriend. I somehow ruin all our conversations. I don't mean to. I'm very insecure and I always say something showing my insecurity and lack of self-esteem. He loves me and it's so bazaar to me. He wants to be with me and be close to me and do things I didn't think anyone who...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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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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    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 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...
    Farmerwork Farmerwork 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    Don't we all? But the question is.

    ..can we live with them....
    pink50 pink50 46-50, F Feb 18

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    I can feel my heart growing cold

    and empty. It's over I tell myself. No matter how much love he think he has for me, the guilt that consumes my heart won't let me recieve it. And he doesn't deserves to sacrifice everything for me. Doesn't he understand how precious he is and hw much better he can do? and so...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Mar 3

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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 7 Responses Sep 15, 2014

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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 1 Response May 4

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    My biggest regret is

    that I trusted someone I shouldn't have
    Sinnister14 Sinnister14 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 1

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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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    Yep, opening up and venting on EP is defo one

    of them ! I really dislike the fact that people would read it and form and image of me in their memories that i know for sure itll be a completely false image, how people would find me weak for talking about it instead of actually DOING something to try and find a resolution...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M Mar 18

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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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    Yeah ... All of my last post,

    now I have to many people messaging me about something I'm usually sensitive about.
    HellsHerald HellsHerald 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 8

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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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    These scars, they were my only wish.

    Now, there's no point in this.
    BlakeUndefined BlakeUndefined 18-21, M Apr 12

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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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    I guess I learned my lesson.

    .. Don't do anything that you have a slight opposition not to. Especially if it's for someone else. You'll be stuck with something you hate.
    SylenaEverlasting SylenaEverlasting 18-21, F Apr 8

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    Yeah.... this might not be a big deal

    but I used to be a pretty good baseball and softball player while playing as an adult up until my mid 30s in some pretty good leagues. However my body now aches and all that past glory really just seems like a fading and distant memory to me today :) . Well I have this one...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 24, 2014

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    I was a controlling, possessive,

    and entitled partner, and i hurt my now ex-girlfriend a lot. We broke up late last August, and although I was really mean to her, I really cared and loved her a lot, I just didn't know how to show her that appropriately and I was quite self-centered in doing so. Since we broke...
    KissMeKimmi KissMeKimmi 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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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 21 hrs ago

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    If I would to die tomorrow I would be full of

    regrets cause I never did anything I wanted and never stood up for what I wanted. I want to start to soon live my life do fun things. Be spontaneous. Yet I can't seem to get out of this routine. And I can't seem to be spontaneous, carefree, relax. I'm the opposite.
    malu1835 malu1835 22-25, F Feb 23

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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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