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I Have Regrets

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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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    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.
    BlackMidnightStar BlackMidnightStar 18-21 Jul 12

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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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    I'll probably regret writing this

    as well. I regret a lot of things I've done. While I regret putting myself in this currently uncomfortable position, I'm learning to accept who I am. I seem to have a serious problem with being alone. I don't handle it well, and I've been alone and hated and dead for so long...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Idk if I should bother writing this.

    . as it's to people who might rather not hear about it... I once wanted to apologize to some of the nice people I had blocked on here (I'm Very Very block happy on this site) but instead I started ranting about how much I hated and despised all the people that I had blocked...
    PastelLime PastelLime 31-35 1 Response Jul 30

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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...
    SonOfSartre SonOfSartre 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 3

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    HannahSavannah HannahSavannah 18-21, F 37 Responses Aug 24

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    “There was a long hard time

    when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.” - Charles Dickens
    RememberTomorrow RememberTomorrow 31-35, M Aug 11

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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 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 1 Response Jul 13, 2014

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    Of saying no to a friend of mine

    who asked me to be his girlfriend so many years ago. What was I thinking?
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F Aug 4

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I regret those cigarettes tonight.

    That's why I like working, less time to ruminate
    XxBloodyLullabyxX XxBloodyLullabyxX 22-25, M Jul 28

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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 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I have some regrets but its

    because of what I been through. I just want to live it up :)
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    This is what happens

    when I stay up late. I start going through everything I've done in my life, then I end up getting hung up on one memory. You really don't realize what you have until it's gone. DO NOT take anything for granted people. What I wouldn't do to get that one person back and make...
    PrinceStrawHat PrinceStrawHat 18-21, M 1 day 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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    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 Jul 28

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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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    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 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 4 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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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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    I'm not your perfect picture I'm not your

    favorite song I'm not your hand to hold Not the answer to your problems So don't talk to me like I'm some hero laced in gold And I can't love you No I can't love you enough The thoughts been eating away what's love And I can't love you No I can't love you enough So promise...
    Jurnee16 Jurnee16 18-21, F Aug 4

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 19

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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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    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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 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, 2014

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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 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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    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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    mblan11 mblan11 16-17, F 6 days ago

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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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    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