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I Have Regrets

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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 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 3 Responses Mar 9

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    My friend Sev posted this video on facebook of

    when we were 13 and we challenged these friggen 6'5 guys to a dance off. This is it: Look how sassy I am. Pretending to take notes on their moves and jumping on their backs at the end. Why was I so weird? And the beginning the news segment! Why do I do that face? I added that...
    ZacS9 ZacS9 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 7

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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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    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?
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F Jan 5

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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 a week ago

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    My biggest regret dates back to early 2009,

    I was 14 and my first ever suicide attempt failed . How I wish it had been successful .. "hang in there,it'll get better" they said. Life has never been the same since :(
    prettyboo711 prettyboo711 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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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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    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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    Yeah, I could say I have regrets.

    I could say I have things that I didn't want to happen. Yet, when I really think about it, I don't have any regrets. I wouldn't want to change anything that happened in my life, because even the smallest of things could have the greatest impact to date, because one decision...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I've you told me what it was I probably be

    banned, it's nothing to serious
    obeyourmaster obeyourmaster 18-21, M Feb 9

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jan 19

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    i lied to one of my online friends a could

    years ago that i died because she was getting really attached to me and annoying me. i was looking through my contacts on my phone and her contact was there and i feel really bad now. i know she was really hurt and stuff. i feel bad and i dont know if i wanna just say " hey i...
    lovemedearly lovemedearly 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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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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    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. 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 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 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 1 Response Feb 13

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    Some will haunt you worse

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

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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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 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 16-17, F Apr 8

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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 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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    I cry every time a guy treats me bad

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

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

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    To the employee at Kroger

    who asked me for my number that day--I apologize. I felt so rude, but I didn't mean what I said. I'm not used to guys asking me for my phone number so my knee jerk reaction was to say "no." I went back to see if you were still there-even though I had no clue what I was even...
    abcdefgh19 abcdefgh19 22-25, F Jan 14

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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 am full of regrets,

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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