I Have Regrets

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    We all experience regret at one point

    or another. What’s important is to learn and remember them, so that you can avoid the next occasion for regret. You can avoid regrets and reach real happiness in life, goo.gl/NCC6qO
    cyborgs cyborgs
    31-35, T
    1 Response Jun 3, 2015

    I honestly regret getting in a relationship

    within a week of being in a new city. lol.. Its been a few months and now he is treating me like crap but I don't know how to leave because he is literally the only person I know :(... I don't know what I am gonna do.
    prettyboo711 prettyboo711
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 24, 2015

    It's funny how one little mistake,

    can impact the rest of your life. It's even more funny, when that so called, "mistake", shouldn't even have been a mistake in the first place. Such an innocent thing, getting twisted and made into something horrible, by someone else. It isn't fair, that I'm stuck with a...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jun 30, 2015

    Totally regretting not buying tickets to the

    Tool concert. What was I thinking? One of my all-time favorite bands who puts on a stellar show and hardly ever tours! I'm so mad at myself for missing out.
    BellaLocura BellaLocura
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jan 21

    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

    Sometimes it feels like someone else (someone

    nasty and incredibly perverted) is in charge of my mind and body while the real me is just watching, trapped and powerless on the inside. But I'm stuck with the regret and shame and embarrassment and consequences after the fact. I want total control of my mind back before it...
    celvorius celvorius
    31-35, M
    Feb 12
    PixieStixs PixieStixs
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 7, 2014
    HannahSavannah HannahSavannah
    18-21, F
    25 Responses Aug 24, 2015

    We were young and I was too dumb.

    I couldn't see past my own limits and preconceptions. Looking back I probably didn't think I was good enough. And now, she's just a memory, far away, the scent of her hair lost forever to me.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 10, 2015

    Sometimes I feel like I regret just about

    everything I've ever done.
    texile texile
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 11

    EP is definitely on the verge of being one of

    them. I think the generalized sensation of EP is that there's a trace amount of hope that stirs up when you see a few ridiculously funny posts here... And you think "This is what I was looking for! A place to chill!" But as it stands EP is hardly that. To be yourself you must...
    PoeticSchemer PoeticSchemer
    26-30, M
    Dec 24, 2015

    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
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Dec 5, 2014

    I wish I was stronger.

    I wish everyone and everything didn't hurt me so easily to the point that I let anyone and anything break me. I've just given up trying and caring about myself.. I finally realized I don't have friends because I'm really bad at pretending. I just honestly can't anymore. I...
    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 16
    krispycoco krispycoco
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 12

    a couple of weeks before my dad died we were

    sitting in the backyard. He was in a wheelchair and his caregiver and I were there with him. Out of the blue he said "hold me". I wish I had gone over and hugged him and held his hand. I don't know why I didn't The night and morning that he died I held his hand. I just...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 19, 2015

    Regret is one of those things most people have

    whether it's over eating or spending too much money, but has anyone ever had a regret that is so powerful it haunts you almost endlessly? One that just crumbles the very foundation you use for support and just makes it feel like you are walking on a sheet of thin ice and hoping...
    bigqunaribanana bigqunaribanana
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 15

    I have three tattoos,

    but I'm going to remove one today.
    ssweetdisspositionn ssweetdisspositionn
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Sep 13, 2015

    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
    2 Responses May 26, 2015

    I once started to fall

    for someone. So I distanced myself and cut her out of my life just so I wouldn't get hurt. We went from discussing love almost daily to not talking at all.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 23

    I really should not send emails in the middle

    of the night when I can't sleep. Nothing good usually comes of this. Almost instant regret.
    TheMythicalCreature TheMythicalCreature
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 29

    One of my regrets is not saying goodbye to

    someone when I had the chance. I knew it was the last time I'd ever see them again, but I turned away and left. I don't know why, because I regret it so much. It's bringing tears to my eyes just remembering it, even though it was almost five years ago. I was very close to them...
    DarJotzahr DarJotzahr
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 23

    I give up. I just saved my baby brother from

    getting fired from the best job he's ever had and now he hates me and thinks I'm a liar :[ He thinks he's 100% fine and is the best worker there..but in reality (from what I've heard from his coworkers) everyone has watched him and his work performance and ethic decline and he's...
    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 19

    My husband is a recovering addict.

    He was the love of my life. Now I don't knw how to feel. I hate him and want him to suffer but I also still love him. I wish I let him choose drugs. I bet I wud be happier today. :(
    ecstaticwanderer ecstaticwanderer
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 9

    Most recent regret - Wearing high heels

    when I'm clumsy as fck. Today was spent limping around the office πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 6

    One time someone asked me out,

    but I said no, and I do regret that. I always had a low self esteem, which got lower with time. Now I have to learn how to pick myself up after many failed relationships.
    pearls37 pearls37
    22-25, F
    Feb 17

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 19, 2015

    I regret moving back to California to be with

    my friends and family. I come back and all of my "friends" forgot about me. And then my family moves away. I started an awesome new life and then I abandoned it because I was homesick :/ What a waste of time, energy and money :[
    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 18, 2015

    I regret treating my husband bad.

    Now i love him more than anything. I got married when i was 16. Crazy, i know. At the time i thought i found love. That this was it...he is the one. I was so young i didnt even know what love really meant. As i heard by my friends and saw in movies, i thought love was...
    angelroselostsoul angelroselostsoul
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 14

    But do I wish to get rid of them?

    No. Regrets are there for a reason - they represent lessons you've learned in life. Do you regret spending too much on a useless item? Sure, maybe this will remind you to be more careful with your money. Do you regret hurting a loved one? Great - this means you will try not to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 12, 2015

    Yes I do. I judge my own self.

    Its hard to forget my past. I was stupid and childish. I need to move on because its in the past but its so hard.
    legzydawlyy legzydawlyy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 16

    ... and my regrets are not always

    because I did something wrong. Some are for not challenging others and then missing the opportunity.
    WalterMo WalterMo
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Feb 21

    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, 2015

    In the end, its those simple happy moments

    that really matter. Shucks! I should've taken more pictures or videos of my friends in college. But I was too concerned and focused on my studies, deadlines and exams that I haven't really enjoyed much. And also depression was slowly and surely kicking in. I really want to go...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 7

    Like everyone else. But I don't want to fix

    them, things are the way they are now. Even if my life turned a little chaotic, since it's been several months, it's not so bad any more, yet a lot of things aren't getting changed for the better, I just have to accept that. Even though many things stay the same, some change, in...
    MeanOrNice13 MeanOrNice13
    13-15, F
    Oct 22, 2015

    I have regrets, although not many especially

    when it comes to romance. I think my biggest regret is not taking a chance with a guy I met a couple months after a pretty serious break up. I met him when he came to change my internet equipment, we really hit it off and I offered to take a look at his computer for him...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait
    22-25, F
    Jan 30

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 15, 2014

    I've done A LOT of regrettable things in my life

    that I wish i never did. I wish i could start over, one more chance what I've done influences my future present and past and I wish I could edit my life like a movie and just cut those parts out. I don't want to live like I do 😞
    Mikey312 Mikey312
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Jan 6

    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
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 13, 2015

    My best friend left me

    because I told her that I'm bi
    Nana177 Nana177
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Dec 26, 2015

    Sometimes I regret not being more part of my

    younger 2 half brothers' lives because of the age difference 10 and 7 years apart. I feel like I didn't get to give them the right amount of attention or possibilities other siblings have. Also they are from two different families so that was harder too
    mlamla mlamla
    26-30, F
    Mar 6
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jun 13, 2015

    I just texted my first bf again,

    been months since I last talked to him. Idk why I did it tho...
    apWeiss13 apWeiss13
    13-15, M
    Dec 13, 2015

    I always vowed, up until 3

    or 4 years ago, to remain a virgin until the right person came along. That never happened. At the time, I felt like I was being helpful, but was breaking my vow with God. Now when I try to tell people it's not good, either I feel guilty bc they bring it up, or bc I have no room...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 28

    I regret being as open

    as I have been on here
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Oct 31, 2015

    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
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jun 18, 2015

    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
    7 Responses Jan 5, 2013

    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
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Feb 10, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Feb 28, 2012

    I always feel guilty

    after touching myself. It's not the act itself that I regret but what is on my mind as I do
    Sabrebel Sabrebel
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Dec 26, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 2, 2015

    why sometimes we have to hear those voices

    that make us act on impulse without thinking first? the voices and emotions of irrationality , the awakening madness that flourish from within that blind us sometimes from truth, love or happiness (what have you done to me?) (what have i done to myself) you came, you see, i let...
    kinskibu kinskibu
    31-35
    Mar 3

    I regret not telling my father how much I love

    him, not telling him he means the world to me, I regret hurting him with my words and acts... when he and my mom have a fight I always take her side even if she's wrong! I saw the pain and sadness in his eyes yesterday, he was pale and sick... I need a second chance to make...
    InessQ InessQ
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 2
    Xiuxieujar Xiuxieujar
    16-17, F
    May 30, 2015

    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
    26-30, M
    Aug 25, 2014

    Dumbest regret ever: a cute guy came into my

    work and asked for my number in the cheesiest way. I was flustered, as this had never happened to me before, and told him "sorry, no" 100% regret this decision, it was a dumb impulse and I wish I would've said yes and gave it to him lol
    inkypen inkypen
    16-17, F
    Jan 24

    There was this one guy

    who was absolutely taken by me. He was so sweet. I treated him horribly. At the time, I assumed he would take my rubbish. He had been taking it for a while. Until he decided he would not take it anymore. I apologised after I realised what an idiot I had been to him but he...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 2

    Sometimes, I feel like I just wasted my life

    as a teenager. I never did things normal teens do. I'm the kind whose life just revolve around home and school. Acads was my priority which is not bad, actually. However, I wasn't able to do many things because I would just choose to stay home and study rather than to go out and...
    Coffee0606 Coffee0606
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 23, 2015
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