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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 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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    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...
    Winterwolf1231 Winterwolf1231 46-50, M 5 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 have a hard time believing people

    who say they have no regrets at all in their lives. I feel that most of us have things we regret. I have words unspoken I wish I had said aloud. I have words I wish I hadn't said that I can't take back. I have things I have done that I wish I didn't, I have things I didn't do...
    Welllaugh Welllaugh 36-40, F Feb 12

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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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    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?
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F Jan 5

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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 Jan 19

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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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    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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    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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    It's been 6 years since you were taken away.

    I'm sorry I chose not to help you before. You wouldn't have been in that situation if I had. Hope you are at peace in one way or another Lici.
    EdibleSplinters EdibleSplinters 22-25, M a week ago

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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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    I am full of regrets,

    unfortunately
    XxFuckYouxX XxFuckYouxX 18-21, M Dec 10, 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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'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 have the regret of commit in suicide

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    PixieStixs PixieStixs 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7, 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 9 Responses Sep 15, 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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...