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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

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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 have the regret of commit in suicide

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

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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 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I am full of regrets,

    unfortunately
    MusicJunkie6794 MusicJunkie6794 18-21, M Dec 10

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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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    Hi guys. I've had a shattering experience.

    I'm an English teacher in Japan, and earlier on, I had an attractive student who became interested in me (she's an adult student). After 3 classes, she gave me her phone number, and we had agreed to meet. Unfortunately, my final class with her went extremely poorly. The...
    sbring sbring 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 28

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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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    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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    "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

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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 6 Responses Dec 5

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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

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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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    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 wish a lot of things were different.

    I regret so many things and I don't know how to forgive and forget, two things that I know are imperative to getting over something and making progress.
    Mandaryn Mandaryn 26-30, F Oct 13

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    PixieStixs PixieStixs 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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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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    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

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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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    Okay, I am so not perfect.

    In the eighth grade I made out with 3 different guys, who were cute, popular, and totally out of my league. I don't even know how I even got with them, but anyways, well some of you know the drill, handy's, bj's, you name anything and everything, but the V-card and we did it...
    LovelylittleLacy LovelylittleLacy 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    I recently broke up with my girlfriend

    because I couldn't deal with kind distance. I know in the long run I may feel better, but right now I just feel horrible about myself. And I also feel more lonely than ever, college is tough.
    urbanparadigm urbanparadigm 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 8

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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 5 Responses Sep 15

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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...
    Koala1964 Koala1964 46-50, M 5 Responses Jun 23, 2011

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    FML even thoe it stupid

    but it's true 🔫
    noelol noelol 13-15, M Oct 20

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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 3 Responses Dec 3

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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

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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 always wanted to change my school

    so i entered my new school last year.... i thought it was the best thing to do but since i joined, have never been happy. its just as if i am in a prison....ive actually considered committing suicide but i cant just bring myself to do it... i have discussed with my parent about...
    darnay321 darnay321 16-17, M Oct 20

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    20 regrets I can think of on hand 1: Caring

    about and loving people who didn't care about me back. 2: Not trusting my instincts. 3: Making fun of people (secretly) who are mental of have mental illnesses and I have my own. 4: Making 'friends' with those people who really weren't at all. 5: Stupidly making a fool of...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Oct 14

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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
    noelol noelol 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 20

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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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    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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    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

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    Regretted telling my boyfriend

    that I will lose my virginity to him. Things happen, and I changed my mind. What do I do
    uniqueresonance uniqueresonance 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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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 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 Jul 24

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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 5 Responses 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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    My biggest regret. I moved to a Catholic school

    from a public one in grade 3. And in Grade 7 I started going to a high school because where I live Grade 7 and 8 is in the building. I started Grade 7 when I was 12 like everyone. I had made a group of girlfriends at my elementary school who all went there so I was super happy...
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F Aug 13

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    I've made a decision

    that everyone told not to do, and now i regret it and i can't go back because if i do i won't have the same conditions and situation i had before making this decision... Everyone is telling me "how could you just let that go"...
    angiestones angiestones 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    When I look back into my childhood,

    I could say that I was a happy-go-lucky child. I was one of those kids who played outside in clutters, with bikes, toys, and imagination. I didn't learn or discover many things with my gang like the ways kids did in movies. We were below middle class children, immersing...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 Oct 24

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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 am almost eighteen now,

    and I have regrets so strong that they can kill. I am in love with someone I can't have, because ___ is put together, is ready to go to college. But I am depressed and crazy and I was stupid and did not get good grades in highschool and I was a trouble child and I was a rude...
    maurylight maurylight 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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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 got very high and very horny

    and I let my dog sit on my female dog sit on my face while I jerked off and I can't forgive my self
    Lostatthemoment Lostatthemoment 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 15

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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

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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 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    It's hard to put my regret in words.

    But it's been bothering me for so long. When I was new in college, I thought it was really hard to graduate with honors. But it turns out in my school, its pretty easy you just have to have a CGPA of at least 3. But I failed my algebra class and now i regret it because i've been...