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I Have Regrets

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    When I go out, I am very sexually vulnerable

    and often go through with sex under the influence of alcohol, only to regret it afterwards each time. I don't know what goes through my head when I do this.. Some occasions I don't even actually remember it. I have slept with several people on one time occasions since my ex left...
    ems177 ems177 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 13

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    I have done something simply

    for attention and I regret my actions. In doing so I have hurt the one I love. I have been selfish and insensitive. I was thinking only of myself. It's not as if I don't get enough attention anyway, I was stingy and wanted more. For a moment I was enjoying people gawking over...
    SubmitandServe SubmitandServe 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I honestly regret opening my mouth

    for sure. I knew I was gay since I was 12. Only few of my friends knew that I am gay. I came out to them and luckily they did not look or treat me differently. My crush, he is two years younger but way taller than me. I knew him for two years. I am going to call him F in my...
    Jason1ee95 Jason1ee95 18-21, M Mar 14

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    I have regrets and I don't feel bad about that.

    It's okay to have regrets. All you can do is learn from them. It's always funny to me when people say they have no regrets, really there isn't anything in your life that you wish you had done differently. The definition of regret to feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over...
    QueenAwesomePants QueenAwesomePants 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    So many, even though I'm only nineteen.

    Honestly, I wonder how I've managed to screw up so many times. 1. School never turned out quite right for me. Despite having dreams by the dozen and putting in all the effort I could, I was still bullied most days for being different. This destroyed my focus, making me perform...
    Ophello Ophello 18-21, M Feb 9

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    I Regret This Litle Thoughtless Act

    As many of you know, my Father was not the nicest or most positive influence in my life. My father was a master builder, a superbly accomplished carpenter and Joiner. In my bedroom at home when I was a teenager, I had a fitted double wardrobe, a chest of drawers, two shelves...
    AlmostAristotle AlmostAristotle 61-65, M 4 Responses Apr 28, 2011

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    How do you deal with regrets

    and opportunities that you miss in life?
    Userunkown Userunkown 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    Regrets. Thinking about just how many regrets I

    have is enough to give me a headache. Going back in time in my mind and thinking about just how many times I wish I could have done things different. Always thinking what if I had done different things maybe things in my life could be a lot better. I can honestly say that with...
    ran20 ran20 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2013

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    I Could Kick Myself

    Many years ago, when I was at university, I was told of a girl whom I didn't know, except by sight, who had confided to a friend that whenever she looked at me she "got wet between the legs". I was immensely flattered, as that sort of thing didn't happen to me very often, but I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 7, 2013

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    One Huge Regret!

    My biggest regret is the day that i met a group of cops and i decided to be friends wit them. i figured that since they are cops it would be kool to hangout wit them. well i met them first semester my freshman yr at college, i was 19. well It was always my...
    SweetLaydee SweetLaydee 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2010

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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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    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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    We all do, right? But this is something

    that I wanna share to you guys. My friend, Renz confessed that he likes me but I automatically put him in the friendzoned. Now, that he's dating my best friend, Kat. I feel disappointed. I'll be honest, I had feelings for him back then but it's only brief. I didn't thought...
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I'm starting to regret a lot of things right

    now. And very annoyed about it too!
    VGod888 VGod888 18-21, M Mar 14

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    I regret trusting all those people.

    .. Every single one of them that hurt me.
    Creed1334 Creed1334 18-21, M Dec 12, 2013

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    I regret not keeping my promise to you.

    .. I miss you and I'm sorry I left like I did.
    Creed1334 Creed1334 18-21, M Dec 11, 2013

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    Novemberman Novemberman 18-21, M Mar 8

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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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    Well I've done a lot of stupid crap in my short

    life, but this is probably my biggest regret that I've never told anyone but I think it's time I tell someone. I was depressed, really suicidal at the time, and just desperate for male attention when this happened, my mind was hazy I wasn't thinking straight so I would like you...
    katd1234 katd1234 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    I just ate a whopper sandwich!

    OMG I wish I have a time machine so I can un-eat it. It's so fatty!
    HooseLamour HooseLamour 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I Dont Believe In Having Regrets

    but still, i have a few. i want to not even believe in them. but they seem to come about and persist naturally. there are many things that i wish i had done differently. one is that i truly wish i had been a better mother.
    kittten kittten 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 25, 2008

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    I Regret

    When I was 7 or 8, I think. I still remember it like it happened yesterday!! My mum was dropping me to school, she was carrying my school bag and as we were walking I met my friend, so the three of us walked together towards the class, my mum said to me: should I put your bag in...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27, 2013

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    I love weed. I use to smoke more

    than a locomotive. But I regret it because it hurt people I love. Worst part? I'd do it again.
    Creed1334 Creed1334 18-21, M Dec 11, 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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    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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    Biggest Regret In My Life. One Thing That Changed Everything

    Real story no **** yeah.I was bare drunk i could hardly walk and when im drunk i just cant shut up. I have to talk to every single person that I can see. Everyone, doesn't matter I know them or not I would run to them to say hello. ask when they're going and stuff. So basically I...
    Hazukii Hazukii 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 2011

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    I Have Many

    I wish I had finished college. I wish i had been more prepared to have a child. I should have waited before I got married. I should have allowed the psychiatric treatment to help me back then. I regret not making more friends. i regret not doing as well as I could have in...
    nicoleal20 nicoleal20 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 26, 2008

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    One after the other. My life is full of them.

    "You'll do better next time," I'm told. But I regret my life in its entirety. I don't want to have to do a "next time." Can't I just go back to sleep?
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 70+ Apr 10

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    Not many, but there are just certain things in

    my life that I'm just not proud of. Mainly they are focused in high school, when I briefly became a person who I never really wanted to be. In my defense, I did it because I was tired. I was tired of being treated like an outcast. I was tired of being known as a weird kid just...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    You never realize how much people mean to you

    until they are gone. This last year I lost my grandmother, and it really killed me. The one teacher that was actually there for me has been diagnosed with cancer. He's progressed to stage 4 and they don't think there is anything they can do for him. And to be honest, I'm angry...
    saraheboothe saraheboothe 16-17, F Mar 5

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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 8 Responses Nov 29, 2008

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    Hurt

    The only regret I have in life is that I've hurt the people I love (my mom, my bf ...) and made them cry. To me it's brutal and I will never do it again. I wish I could erase the scars it left. All I can do now is to radiate love on a constant basis so that the scars...
    misasja misasja 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 12, 2008

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    My last account on here.

    .. eugh... enough said.
    OscarMC OscarMC 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    I regret many things I've done in the past like

    having sex at 13 and not using protection. I've done many stupid things in my life but getting pregnant at 13 is the thing I regret the most. Now, don't get me wrong, I love my daughter and she brings joy to my world but I wished I could have waited till I was financially stable...
    kalaniesmommy143 kalaniesmommy143 13-15, F Dec 29, 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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    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 feel really bad about cutting right now.

    I shouldn't have done it. Why did I? I really shouldn't have. I need to be stronger.
    jasonpw jasonpw 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    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 difficulty with letting things go;

    things I’ve said and done that I regret, I hold them all in and cannot forget them or move on. I feel that I’m a monster at heart because of the hurtful things I’ve said and done in the past when I was young and even more immature than I am now. I wish I could take it all...
    HMSaph HMSaph 16-17, M Mar 28

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    I wish I could have a talk with my past self.

    I'd say to my 12 year old self that she is beautiful. No matter what the mirror says. practice good sleeping habits! And don't freak out when that senior girl approaches you and says she likes you. You won't be interested, so calmly and delicately let her know. Don't be a drama...
    Andallthat Andallthat 26-30, F Feb 12

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    I do the same. It is really not very healthy to

    think about things that could have been. I made a terrible mistake a few years in back 2006 when I canceled a semester abroad. I am still thinking about it and fantasizing that I would now have a better life if I had stayed. I was really in a bad place then and assumed that...
    baltasarkw baltasarkw 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 23, 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 Don't Let Them Consume Me

    I have regrets, sure I do. I think a lot of people would say the same thing. For me the key is not to let it consume my every thought and get in the way of my happiness. Learn from your mistakes and move forward.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 22, 2011

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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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    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 married to a lovely woman

    and we have a beautiful son , but i keep thinking what if i waited for a while and didn't rush into this relationship , what could have happened
    TheAviator8 TheAviator8 22-25, M 6 Responses Mar 11

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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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    I'm reduced to scrolling through the hundreds

    of anonymous thoughts of suicide on here. Everything positive is just painful now. Hiding from all the things I used to enjoy is no way to live.
    meltyclocks meltyclocks 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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

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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 regrets. Not too many

    but ones that I'll carry with me for the rest of my life. I believe regrets and experiences are what makes life unique. Maybe when I'm old and wrinkly I look back and smile but right now their just a burden I (can't) bear.
    silentbirdy silentbirdy 16-17, F Feb 11

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    My dad has always been the one to criticize

    and nag me to death. He made me so mad I couldn't take it anymore and told him I hate him, though I don't. It just sort of slipped out. My mom told me I hurt his feelings pretty badly and I feel absolutely terrible. He won't talk to me or even look at me. I wish I had kept my...
    livelaughalex13 livelaughalex13 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I exposed my body half naked to someone.

    I don't know why i did it... I just wanted to. I really regret doing it. I've never done anything like this before and i couldn't believe the guy pressured me into doing it. He said,"you're really beautiful." I guess i just wanted someone to make me feel beautiful, but in the...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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