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I Have Regrets

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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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    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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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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    Regrets. Thinking about just how many regrets I

    have is enough to give me a headache. Going back in time in my mind and thinking about just how many times I wish I could have done things different. Always thinking what if I had done different things maybe things in my life could be a lot better. I can honestly say that with...
    ran20 ran20 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2013

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    I regret the day i met my female boss long long

    ago. I felt for her head over heals. And if u fall for somebody, u cant allways fall out of it. Unfortunatelly. It became my obsession, even now. My boss was a rude and mean woman. She used my feelings and played with them. I guess i knew it back then, but it was sooo hard to...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F Apr 28

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    I wish I could change some of the choices I've

    made. They may not seem so bad to others but they run through my mind day and night. I want to forget!
    kns62 kns62 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    One of my biggest fears is to have regrets.

    And it seems the more I try to avoid something I would regret later the more mistakes I make and the more regrets I have. It angers me. Angers to tears. And yet I keep making more mistakes. And more regrets. I'm rambling.
    SunnySmile SunnySmile 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 26

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    musicislife11 musicislife11 16-17, F May 30

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    I just ate a whopper sandwich!

    OMG I wish I have a time machine so I can un-eat it. It's so fatty!
    HooseLamour HooseLamour 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 20

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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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    Your nothing but a liar.

    ..I regret that I believe of all your promises. Someday you will feel the pain that you inflicted in me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 21

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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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    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 31-35, F 7 Responses May 10

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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 1 Response Jul 13

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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 know a lot of people say

    that they don't have any regrets because all of their past experiences, choices, etc. has made them who they are today. I don't feel that way though; I do have regrets. While I may not regret every trivial thing, I do regret whenever I've hurt someone. Do I think it contributed...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 10

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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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    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 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

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    Sometimes I wish I would have thought about

    things before I went through with them. Even my relationship life has been less than perfect.
    TheAlbinoGirl TheAlbinoGirl 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Regrets seem to be a way of life,

    right? I have them, you have them. What do we do to ourselves because of them? Do we forgive ourselves? I'd say this is the wisest course of action. Do we try to drown them in some forgettable activity? I want to be able to say all the right things all the time to the...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 3 Responses May 21

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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 1 Response Jul 19

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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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    I regret not taking the opportunities to have

    fun with my friends. Yeah it's not that big of a deal but I feel like my shyness is ruining many moments I could have had. With prom just passing by and me deciding not to go (even though my friend asked me to with her) I feel like I need to get rid of this shyness. Why didn...
    benj3 benj3 16-17, M 2 Responses May 18

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    I always wanted to go back in time

    and correct my mistakes , because I've made ALOT of them
    Haayyyythere Haayyyythere 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I Dont Believe In Having Regrets

    but still, i have a few. i want to not even believe in them. but they seem to come about and persist naturally. there are many things that i wish i had done differently. one is that i truly wish i had been a better mother.
    kittten kittten 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 25, 2008

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    cottonbreeze cottonbreeze 41-45, F May 17

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    Not many, but there are just certain things in

    my life that I'm just not proud of. Mainly they are focused in high school, when I briefly became a person who I never really wanted to be. In my defense, I did it because I was tired. I was tired of being treated like an outcast. I was tired of being known as a weird kid just...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F Apr 18

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    Nothing major or too bad

    but don't we all.
    JackNJ JackNJ 36-40, M May 6

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    I hope I don't regret working out of state with

    friends this summer. I told myself I was doing the responsible thing by staying home working a full time, but I'm miserable. Right now I'd be having so much more fun, making so many memories.
    imfreeimalive imfreeimalive 18-21, F Jun 8

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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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    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...
    koalaguy koalaguy 46-50, M 5 Responses Jun 23, 2011

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    PixieStixs PixieStixs 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 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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    To be honest, my biggest regret is how addicted

    I became to touching myself and well… you know. It became a disgusting part of my life and only recently have I started to fight back on the addiction, I'm trying to clean up my profile as we speak. I need to be a cleaner guy so I can be a happier person inside.
    Quillton Quillton 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 9

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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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    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 mucked up a perfectly good friendship.

    Me and this girl were friends last year. There was a group of 4 of us, me, my best friend, my girlfriend and my best friends girlfriend. Me and my best friends girlfriend (Sian) had been close friends about a year prior, and were still pretty close friends until about a year...
    nigelthekoala nigelthekoala 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    if i only knew what i know

    now when i was younger :|
    Fay501 Fay501 26-30, M Jul 16

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    For the first time I got drunk last night

    and I regret it. It just shows that I'm a piece of ****. I am just as stupid as he is. Not only did I drink I got shitfaced. I think I'm an alcoholic just like him. I can't handle being like him. I want to cut but I can't risk my boyfriend seeing it. I feel on some rocks earlier...
    Imjustdone Imjustdone 16-17, M May 30

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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 2 Responses Nov 24, 2011

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    I have done some things I am not proud of.

    And one of them was betraying my best friend. I feel so awful right now. She was such a great person. And this happened when I was in middle school. But, my realization was better late than never. Let's call this girl Tara. My other friend will be Sophie. Tara was not an...
    sayakakyouko sayakakyouko 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 21

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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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    We all do, right? But this is something

    that I wanna share to you guys. My friend, Renz confessed that he likes me but I automatically put him in the friendzoned. Now, that he's dating my best friend, Kat. I feel disappointed. I'll be honest, I had feelings for him back then but it's only brief. I didn't thought...
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I'm not usually one to have massive regrets

    about choices I have made. I usually come to the conclusion that the choices I made were the right ones for me at that time, and just get on with the consequences of those choices, whether they be good or bad. But, I do have one big regret, and that is getting involved with a...
    jemimalonglegs jemimalonglegs 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I Cant Sleep

    I cant stop thinking and blaming myself no matter how I tried to think that things will be better. Regrets have always been there and now I cant sleep thinking those mistakes I have done in my life. I wish I could turn the back time:(
    rheasnool rheasnool 22-25 1 Response Oct 26, 2013

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    One Huge Regret!

    My biggest regret is the day that i met a group of cops and i decided to be friends wit them. i figured that since they are cops it would be kool to hangout wit them. well i met them first semester my freshman yr at college, i was 19. well It was always my...
    SweetLaydee SweetLaydee 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2010

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    I regret being bad. My adoptive family hates

    me- at least the kids. I've over heard my adoptive dad saying he was going to send me to military school. I want to stop being bad but it's hard. I'm usually provoked and I have anger issues. I fully regret being bad.
    Samchezz Samchezz 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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    something just hit me i just graduated middle

    school and the last thing i remember is feeling like my entire class hates me why cant i go back to first grade and not have left elementary school then i would still have guy friend i could have trusted i feel like i wont survive high school but eh what can i o about it now.
    Jumperoni Jumperoni 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    I feel really bad about cutting right now.

    I shouldn't have done it. Why did I? I really shouldn't have. I need to be stronger.
    Imjustdone Imjustdone 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 19

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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 8 Responses Nov 29, 2008

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    I wish I could take back all the negative

    things I've ever said about myself. It isn't who I am, what I deserve, or what I'm meant to be. I regret ever questioning God's plan for me and his purpose in making me. I won't let that bastard satan take me again.
    Pinkyschwear23 Pinkyschwear23 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Related Experiences

    Try everything once in the present then you won't have regrets in the future
    purpleflowers22 purpleflowers22 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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