I Often Wonder What If I'd Done Things Differently

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    Comes Up

    The idea passes through my mind periodically and how different life could/would be. If I had made different decisions, things not turned out the way they did, if I was a different person, and anything else. It would honestly be great if I could know, but that will never occur. I...
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    Oct 27, 2012

    I always wonder what would have happened

    if I said no when she asked me out, instead of being scared to lose my only friendship. I never really wanted to date her, she was just my only friend, and I feared losing that if I rejected her. If I had said no, I wouldn't have been beat, or tortured, or raped, or manipulated...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand
    22-25
    May 19, 2015

    Life Beyond Love

    She met a man who was willing to be with her forever. It was her fist time to have an affair. She wanted to fall inlove no matter what would be the consequence. They planned and agreed about the future together. But he wanted more, he was never married and he wanted to get...
    1PrincessKai 1PrincessKai
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 20, 2011

    What if I chose so go out with the guy

    that both my family and his family wanted me to be with. If I had said yes when he asked me out. Would I be hurting like I am now. Would he have treated me right?It would have been wrong, since I didn't feel anything for him like he did for me, but what if I could have learned...
    WentAway WentAway
    18-21, F
    May 19, 2015

    What If...?

    No one can ever really know "what if... " because time cannot be turned back, obviously. I am no different. The thing is, I have one in particular thing that will haunt me for Eternity. for more, read my story "An Eternal Sadness", under the group "I Have...
    snowlady snowlady
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 22, 2009

    There are stupid things ive done

    and said and i just wish i didnt. Idk i feel like everyone all my friends and everyone looks at me like im stupid. Even now i just am annoying everytime i talk lol. This isnt specific and idk how this thing works yet but what im saying here is i dont want to kill myself, i just...
    personidk personidk
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2014

    I spent most of my life with one woman,

    We raised one child together, built a house together and lived a very comfortable life financially for almost forty five years. She was seventeen i was eighteen when we were married. She was nineteen when we had our one child. I remember vividly the day I knew I should get...
    bjf102 bjf102
    70+
    1 Response Jul 5, 2014

    What If

    I was laid off from my job about 11 years ago. Instead of getting a job right away I went through a several month program to get a job in IT. Thankfully the job market was great at the time so I didn't have a problem getting hired after I completed the program. Now it's years...
    Morgause Morgause
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2010

    Growing up sheltered is not a good thing.

    I wonder if I did not believe in second chances- or giving others second chances. Not falling in love with a closeted addict. Now I know what the signs are. I made excuses and enabled. And walked away.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 22, 2015

    Can i go back in time

    and un meet some people cause i sure as hell with no hesitation would if i could im so mad ugh
    personidk personidk
    18-21, F
    Aug 16, 2014

    I Do Sometimes

    i offen wonder what would of happened  if i passed basic math . where would i be . how successful would i bee.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 31, 2010

    I Do Often Wonder About This...

    I wonder that if I had tried to form better friendships in school, college and uni then maybe I wouldn't be sat here now with no friends and social life. I have always appreciated my friends and social life but not as much as I should. I never knew I would end up here at 25...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 15, 2011

    Whos ever been called "too nice"

    or stupid. And you know your not people are just ignorant ********
    personidk personidk
    18-21, F
    Jul 30, 2014

    Some say don't dwell on what might have been,

    but I actually enjoy thinking about key moments in my life and thinking about the other roads I could have taken and the other MEs I could have been.
    SavinienBrassheart SavinienBrassheart
    31-35, M
    Aug 2, 2015

    My scars are so ugly.

    I hate them. Guys if any of you are cutting yourself please stop now, cry it out instead of cutting find a stupid little thing to do that will distract you cause im promiseeeee you will regret it. I wouldnt have believed that if i told myself a year ago. I infact loved making...
    personidk personidk
    18-21, F
    Aug 16, 2014

    Every day of my life.

    .will it ever end
    petitelady28 petitelady28
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jun 17, 2014

    My Daughter Would Be Alive

    My 8 year old daughter died.I wasent paying any mind to her. I thought she had a cold. I wanted to prove myself worthy of taking care of her, because I had just won custody over her. She sneezed and coughed a lot. I did not know sbe was ellergic to anything, but she started...
    hannahjean hannahjean
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Apr 19, 2011

    A Crazy Hobby Of Mine :-)

    So everyone has these little things they do, for example drawing or possibly horse riding. But mine might sound a bit crazy. I like Marilyn Monroe and I admire her character and her life etc. But when I found out that she had made some quotes, I decided to write them down since I...
    JJSapphire JJSapphire
    18-21, F
    Jul 21, 2013

    I Wish I Wasn't A Freak

    I heard that line so many times from her. "I wish I wasn't a freak. I wish I hadn't moved. I wish people would like me" I had wanted to help her. I couldn't though. My 2 best friends didn't like her. Come to think of it only my other group of friends liked her. Helen and Sophia...
    dreamtobe dreamtobe
    13-15, F
    Jun 19, 2010

    Regrets

    We often have regrets in life, but everything has a reason. I wonder if I just insisted to study in a good school, I would have been a Doctor, I would have been a professional guy who knows what to do, where to go and with a straight path of career. I wonder if I'm not yet a mom...
    cloverfive cloverfive
    36-40
    Jun 30, 2011

    I'm Sure We All Do

    I wonder "what if" all the time - though it does no good really. In fact, although many things in my life haven't worked out the way I would've wanted them to, I'm positive that they all happened for a reason. Right now I am happy, I have met someone who I love...
    MementoMori1983 MementoMori1983
    22-25, F
    Nov 24, 2009

    I think that if I hadn't done what I had done,

    I wouldn't be who I am today and I wouldn't of realized how horrible they really were.
    Oneandonly3 Oneandonly3
    18-21
    1 Response Jul 30, 2014

    Daydreaming About What Could Have Been

    I do daydream about what could have been if I had chosen a different path in life. Would I change it if I could...sadly...yes. If I could change my life, I'd go back in time and not have met my current partner, I would not have had kids. I would have an actual career and life. I...
    NorthernOntarioMama NorthernOntarioMama
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 15, 2011

    No Regrets

    I can not think of more painful or meaningless thing than regretting how I did things. Much of it was BAD but then, maybe it's all for a very good reason and meant to end well some day. Meanwhile, I am choosing to be happy and that causes me to perform better and do things...
    jimrich jimrich
    70+, M
    Feb 3, 2011

    Just A Thought.

    Reflecting on my past,i often wondered if i were to look at things in a different perspective will i make the same decision. After much thoughts i realized it did make a different.I could have make less mistakes and saved more time and heartaches. Now that i know,i am in a better...
    unshakable unshakable
    61-65, F
    7 Responses May 15, 2011

    But I Don't Dwell On It, Man

    I think it's very important that we can have a glimpse of our past every now and again and be able to see where we could have made some changes, but only in the hopes that it makes a difference in the future. For instance, to avoid repeating the same mistakes over and over which...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 24, 2010

    Everyday I Think About My Past.

    the "what if's" haunt me thats why i thing about every decision i make becouse the little choices can affect the big picture i have been making bad decisions and they are starting to catch up with me i can't turn back time, and i can't change my past but i can change my future!
    LoveISHateHateISLove LoveISHateHateISLove
    13-15, F
    Mar 9, 2011

    I Wish

    i regret now the rows i had with my exe partner..you see i loved him with all my heart..we just werent meant to be however..instead of giving up.. i give way to anger..rowing to change things doesnt work..not the memorie you should leave a person with..
    starlitz starlitz
    41-45, F
    Sep 11, 2011
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