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I Have Regrets

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    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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    was dating this girl

    for quite sometime n she trusted me to the peak....buh at the end, i broke up with her for no reason i can think of even till today....its been quite sometime since i broke up but now i realize that she waz the best thing that happened to me n i really miss her n want her back...
    darnay321 darnay321 16-17, M Dec 24, 2014

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    I cry every time a guy treats me bad

    because all I can think about is how nice and respectful he treated me.
    Taradollxo Taradollxo 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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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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    She was the suite-mate of my girlfriend in

    college. She was always my friend, and very nice to me. When my girlfriend broke up with me, she expressed an interest in being more than friends, but I chose to ignore her because I though she was not hot enough. That is my regret, and in retrospect was incredibly stupid...
    LostInTheWoulds LostInTheWoulds 46-50, M 5 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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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 am full of regrets,

    unfortunately
    MusicJunkie666 MusicJunkie666 18-21, M Dec 10, 2014

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    i always wanted to change my school

    so i entered my new school last year.... i thought it was the best thing to do but since i joined, have never been happy. its just as if i am in a prison....ive actually considered committing suicide but i cant just bring myself to do it... i have discussed with my parent about...
    darnay321 darnay321 16-17, M Oct 20, 2014

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    A Regretful Childhood

    Having regrets is something that if most people are honest we all have some kind of regret about something or some things in life, whether it was a regret that you did not marry a certain person or a regret that you divorced. Regrets can deal with, finances, friends, family, lost...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 23, 2011

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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 Dec 23, 2014

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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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    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 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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    Okay, I am so not perfect.

    In the eighth grade I made out with 3 different guys, who were cute, popular, and totally out of my league. I don't even know how I even got with them, but anyways, well some of you know the drill, handy's, bj's, you name anything and everything, but the V-card and we did it...
    LovelylittleLacy LovelylittleLacy 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2014

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    Sometimes I only do things

    because if I don't I might regret it and people say that I will have regrets based of off their experiences and its a part of life that I should be involved in. So then I do it and it was dumb and in fact I actually regret it more than if I just stayed home or avoided it. I fear...
    bexk bexk 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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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. 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 from my past errors and then move on, hopefully as a...
    SonOfSartre SonOfSartre 36-40, M 5 Responses Jan 3

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    I have the regret of commit in suicide

    when I really wanted to.
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M Nov 18, 2014

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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 regret a lot of things

    but thing I regret the most is calling him the mistake when it was just me .... :(
    Javier09 Javier09 13-15, M Dec 3, 2014

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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 wish a lot of things were different.

    I regret so many things and I don't know how to forgive and forget, two things that I know are imperative to getting over something and making progress.
    Mandaryn Mandaryn 26-30, F Oct 13, 2014

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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 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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    The Only Story I Wil Not Tell...

    I did something to myself that changed my life. My life was pretty unwell as it was, and I, myself was worse. But my depression and untrue thoughts pushed me to do something I should have never done. This is the only thing I won't yet talk about on EP. It is the deciding factor...
    SkippingTheGoldenYears SkippingTheGoldenYears 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2012

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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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    I'm married, and I thought I was happily so,

    but then I unintentionally fell in love with someone else. I hated myself for it, but at the sametime those feelings I had were so strong that I felt like I couldn't breathe. I never really acted on them, I just tried to explain myself, and ended up seeming completely psychotic...
    4gotwhereIwas 4gotwhereIwas 26-30 a week ago

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    FML even thoe it stupid

    but it's true 🔫
    NOEDABOSS23 NOEDABOSS23 13-15, M Oct 20, 2014

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    What I Regret The Most...

    ... is not going after the one I loved when I had a chance. And not being able to return the love to the man who gave me his.
    insanitycuresboredom insanitycuresboredom 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2012

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    Regret is a funny thing.

    It sticks to us like glue, even after we have washed our hands of it. It stays on us like a scent. It always comes back like the pesky little fly that won’t go away. But is regret really this relentless? Or are we opening the door of our minds for our regrets to move into?
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F Jan 5

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    I have made so many mistakes

    that have stalled my progress. I messed up at University (dropped out in my final year), I messed up at work (silently tried to fix a problem...which has now snowballed) and now I'm overwhelmed by what feels like an enormous weight of regret. Daily I see how successful former...
    KAMAZING KAMAZING 26-30 Jan 1

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    can't stop regretting letting him go.

    at first I didn't care as much, I don't know what it is that keeps triggering the memories of him. I don't know how to get over this..I know I can't reach out to him because I know that he has a girlfriend now who is probably better for him..I just wish I could stop all of this...
    xxMidx xxMidx 16-17, F Dec 17, 2014

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    More Than A Few

    I don't keep track of it, but I imagine almost every day I say to myself "I'm tired."  What usually precedes me saying this is a memory of an event which didn't go well. While I do feel tired, what I'm really saying when I say "I'm tired" is more along the lines of: "I'm...
    Koala1964 Koala1964 46-50, M 5 Responses Jun 23, 2011

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    I've always been with my family on Christmas

    Day. This year, I left the apartment because I thought that it was too boring and I would just keep myself in my room and probably keep my eyes glued to my iPad. Now I'm at my cousin's house regretting that decision and wanting to go home. I keep on thinking about how I'm here...
    Dandywishes Dandywishes 16-17, F Dec 24, 2014

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    One of my biggest regrets right

    now is a recent (ish) ex boyfriend. I have come to realize how much I really hurt him and I'm starting to get really upset about this. It gets to a point where I get stomach aches thinking about how badly I have hurt someone. I'm sorry ex boyfriend. I was a *****.
    DepressingKayla DepressingKayla 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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

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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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    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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    He wants me only when I'm all lovely dovely,

    once I dnt agree I turn to the devil selfish me gosh I hate me so bad now
    skala22 skala22 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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    I'm not graduating after I saw the list I was

    so down but I still can but so much work trying to get through this semester like bruh wtf
    NOEDABOSS23 NOEDABOSS23 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 20, 2014

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    I am almost eighteen now,

    and I have regrets so strong that they can kill. I am in love with someone I can't have, because ___ is put together, is ready to go to college. But I am depressed and crazy and I was stupid and did not get good grades in highschool and I was a trouble child and I was a rude...
    maurylight maurylight 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2014

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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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    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?
    Peacepuppy Peacepuppy 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 5, 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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    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've made a decision

    that everyone told not to do, and now i regret it and i can't go back because if i do i won't have the same conditions and situation i had before making this decision... Everyone is telling me "how could you just let that go"...
    alienspaceship alienspaceship 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2014

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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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    Hi guys. I've had a shattering experience.

    I'm an English teacher in Japan, and earlier on, I had an attractive student who became interested in me (she's an adult student). After 3 classes, she gave me her phone number, and we had agreed to meet. Unfortunately, my final class with her went extremely poorly. The...
    sbring sbring 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 28, 2014

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    Unnegotiable Regret!

    I have a lot of regrets looking to my past, and i try to negate most of them, but there is one which i cant. Recently i lost my uncle to a heart attack, some 15 days back, he left me with a regret i wont be able to get rid of, a regret of not speaking to him lately, not able to...
    Floydian Floydian 22-25, M 7 Responses Nov 29, 2008

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    "Sometimes my life really feels like a

    perpetual toggle between regretting doing things and regretting not doing things." Dau Voire
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Aug 20, 2014

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    Reminds Me Of A Song

    Regrets, yeah I have a few. I don't think anyone walking the planet today doesn't have at least one thing that occured that they regretted. It's easy to get lost in regret, constantly pondering what-if this or what if that, but to me every what if only creates alternate universes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 21, 2012

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    When I look back into my childhood,

    I could say that I was a happy-go-lucky child. I was one of those kids who played outside in clutters, with bikes, toys, and imagination. I didn't learn or discover many things with my gang like the ways kids did in movies. We were below middle class children, immersing...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 Oct 24, 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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    Indeed, My Biggest Regret...

    ..is not ending a relationship with a man when I discovered he was married. There were times he made me happy. Really? Seriously...streets paved with misery and lives built on lies. How can there be any happiness there? We have all made mistakes and made poor choices in life...
    OMGitsRiley OMGitsRiley 26-30, F