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    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 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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    This is my first time posting anywhere about my

    experiences in actual life, so bare with me if I don't exactly spell it out. I met this girl a few years ago that I believe I loved and could have had a serious life with. This is the story about her and what happened when she and I met. It is all true with some filler put in...
    TotalMadness1 TotalMadness1 16-17, M Jul 15

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    While with my ex I threw away letters from a

    guy I've loved for 4 yrs cus my ex wanted me to. How do I get over the regret of throwing them away?
    papayalyn papayalyn 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 24

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    I have many. I'm still doing things

    and regretting them. To be quite honest, I have made many mistakes. I regret them. I fear them. I don't know how else to cope though. I've started doing things to feel better or to cope with how hard things are. I try to stop but it's hard. I'm just really ****** up I guess
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 11

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    Long day, long evening.

    Wondering if someday I'll be walking hand in hand and not just behind. Following footsteps already made with a road already planned and still not sure if it's safe to travel thru. Time has warped my sense of judgement, my ability to know, and the need to learn more. To learn how...
    bluediamond325 bluediamond325 26-30, F Jun 20

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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 4 Responses Mar 9

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    It suddenly hit me. That head,

    though. I hurt. I tear up. I will miss it. I will miss your big, lovely, lovely head. That was always my favorite part of you. The memory of holding it, rubbing it, pulling it close up and tight ... smelling you ... ahhhh, that memory. I regret making all the wrong decisions...
    one2talk one2talk 31-35 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I was just thinking about my regrets.

    I think the best thing I can do is to continue to live a good life and stick with people who will treat me in a somewhat normal and predictable way. I don't want to step back into the spider's web just because I feel guilty.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 20

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    Someone once told me,

    "You have to get up and find the beauty of the world." And they were right. The world is a horrible place. Life in itself is pretty crappy. Chance brings you things both unfortunate and least expected. But that's only scratching the surface. The difference between living and...
    SupermanReturns SupermanReturns 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 19

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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 Aug 25, 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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    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 Dec 10, 2013

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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 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 4 Responses Sep 15, 2014

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    A lot of things I worked very hard for,

    and which meant a lot to me, I have trouble with. They are so associated with some very toxic or bullying people, and some real emotional manipulation. It's hard to think about these things without being sad. I really don't have any good memories of these times, because the good...
    Catinthespin Catinthespin 22-25, F Jul 11

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    people think I'm a cheerful

    and happy person but behind all that there's one regret. I'm not over my past relationship. I've probably done the hurt to myself. damn fool
    Kywen97 Kywen97 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Sadly for me, I like my brother-in-law's baby

    sister. It's not that I like her appearance but just for her personality; a chill easy talking girl that you can have a great conversation about dumb or serious stuff. The reason for this regret is that I'm know my brother-in-law and his brothers ever since I can remember and...
    TheTofuMaster TheTofuMaster 22-25, M Jun 26

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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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    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

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    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

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    Very much so. Alot. Trying to move on

    and leave it in the past where it is but I can't. It's so hard. I even judge myself. I sometimes wish I could erase those awful memories .. But I can't. They say it's better to talk about it than keep it bottled up inside. I did that to a few friends i trust which made me feel...
    legzydawly legzydawly 18-21 Jun 13

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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 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 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 3

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    I regret physically harming myself.

    Everyday, I am reminded of what a horrible person I've become. I promised I would never hurt myself, then again, promises are meant to be broken..... Now......I regret everthing I ever did to myself
    PureLies PureLies 13-15, F Jul 5

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    I Cost A Child Her Life-The biggest regret is

    that I ever returned to the United States with a little girl I had raised ,initially as a baby sitter then semi permanently since age 1,and as a result her mother took her back to the play Happy Home with her newly arrived immigrant husband(child's natural father). I had a...
    GitiSinhala GitiSinhala 51-55, F Jul 3

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    I have made many stupid mistakes.

    It's made me hate myself and even though I know they are wrong I keep ******* up and doing it again. And every time I say to myself I won't. But I do and it's gotten bad. I can't keep living like this. I know it's wrong, but I do it because I'm depressed. When I get really bad...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    the last one was probably leaving my ex.

    I missed him so much. if only I'd given him another chance then maybe I won't feel lonely now. no one to share my heart out with. no one to send me kisses in the morning and hugs before sleep. even if it's virtual, I can totally feel it. those warm hugs and that safe feeling...
    Kywen97 Kywen97 16-17, F Jul 6

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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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    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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    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 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    Angelkins Angelkins 46-50, F 6 Responses Jun 13

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    Well... I was 13 years old,

    first year of high school (freshman) and I would ride to school and home every day. One day it was poring with rain... Like a lot.. And when I say a lot I mean I could even see and I was soaked with rain. Anyways, I was riding home in the pouring rain obviously just wanting to...
    AshtonTheGreat AshtonTheGreat 26-30, M Jun 4

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 13

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    Back in my past was a extremely dark time.

    A lot of things I did I won't even repeat because I regret them so bad that I have shamed myself for eternity. I understand I was an innocent kid but I should have known I should have been intelligent enough to avoid the harm that was done to me.
    DriftingLeaf DriftingLeaf 18-21 Jul 12

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    I regret not being more involved

    and just taking chances. Like putting myself out there more, gaining more exposure whether good or bad. Sometimes the best time to be brave is when you are young, with no major responsibilities, no one to answer to except your parents. Even if you are scared, just take the...
    XeiraN XeiraN 22-25, F Jun 21

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

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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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    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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    Xiuxieujar Xiuxieujar 16-17, F May 30

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    I have lost the person i wish to keep

    for at least a year, in only a day. Love was never been been my field of expertise. I'm innocent and inexperience. Now that you're gone and i'm all alone again. I realized how stupid of me to let you go. You keep saying that this wasn't my fault... but actually half of it is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 30

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    My stupid anxiety / introverted self RUIN ME !

    !!! I'm so ******* and I need a girl to company me / love me. I can't talk or have a conversation because I'm anit social and scared to talk to people. I'm here alone my room seeing the sun goes down. I want to have tears because my dumbself can't make friends ! Why am I even...
    DynatronCorpse64 DynatronCorpse64 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    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 1 Response May 26

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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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    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

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