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I Want to Know What Your Worst Mistake In Life Has Been So Far

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    I lost my virginity to a boy

    who didn't deserve to take it. He cheated on me and told everyone I was crazy after I yelled at him for doing so. I wish I was smarter back then...
    morekisses morekisses 13-15, F Apr 4

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    I Wanna Know

    I wanna know,Your worst mistake,What is it,Please tell,I wanna know it all.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 28, 2012

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    My Mistake

    I'm 14 now but at the age of 12 I started smoking marijuana. I was already pissed at life and the high didn't exactly help. It made me depressed. I disconnected from everyone and everything. Suicide was on my brain a lot of the time. Sadly, I bought into it a couple times. Every...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 6, 2012

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    Not a specific one, but I would say relying on

    other people's judgements instead of trusting my own on things that only concern me. Working towards getting better at that though :)
    SlushyAseSparkles SlushyAseSparkles 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    The worst mistake I ever made in my life was to

    date this boy and believe what he told me. I dated this boy in middle school. He lied to me. He told me If I can send him a video of me doing something nasty. I loved his boy. I always talked about him. I figured why not take a video. I did. The video was me playing with myself...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Getting Involved W/ A Man W/ A Child From A Previous Relationship

      I absolutely HATE being a custodial stepmother. Being a custodial stepmother is much more difficult than being a stepFATHER or a NON-custodial stepmother.  There are very few supports for custodial stepmothers.  Custodial stepmothers have the Wicked...
    scapegoatprophecy scapegoatprophecy 31-35 2 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    :-(

    I think my worst mistake in life was allowing myself to become estranged from my family.  I missed so much in those 6 years of my life.  If I had it to do over again I would have done more to keep that bond going because once you lose it you never get it back again...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    The Worst Mistake And One That Shatters Trust

    The worst mistake I have ever made was lying. Today, I never lie, but I lost people I love because of lies in the past, and it only made me worse, feeling closed up. Never lie, it isn't worth it, truth is reality, you can't fix that to your liking, EVER!
    Adalbjorn Adalbjorn 18-21, M 6 Responses Aug 5, 2010

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    His Name Was Jacques.

    Jacques was a good person. He came from a good home, he had great parents and he was smart with a lot of ambition. He was a good looking guy and so charismatic; a real people magnet. He used to have a good time with his friends and they enjoyed experimenting. He smoked weed and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 19, 2012

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    Hurting the best woman I had ever met.

    pushing her into the arms of another. don't think I'll ever fully heal from my stupid decision making. Left me and had a baby a year later. Not even sure she is with the father.. still breaks my heart
    mekcaa mekcaa 31-35, M Apr 4

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    Putting Others Before Myself And The Person I Love(d)

    Ours was a complicated yet deeply loving sacred relationship. Married for 18years we were confident and secure in both ourselves and each other.  I was so full of love that I felt the need to share it with others - not in a sexual way - apart from one other - a woman like...
    sidtsara sidtsara 51-55 Jul 6, 2011

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    My Worst Mistake.............

    NOT TRUSTING MYSELF ENOUGH TO GET OUT OF BAD SITUATIONS. BUT I AM HAPPY TO SAY THAT IS NOT A MISTAKE I WILL BE MAKING AGAIN. I AM TRUSTING MYSELF & MY INSTINCTS MORE & MORE EVERYDAY, & I KNOW THAT AS LONG AS I DO THAT I'LL BE OKAY..... NOW I'LL JUST MAKE A BUNCH OF...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 7, 2009

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    Falling Out Of Love

    The title is my biggest mistake so far, hands down, I actually forced myself out of love with the last women I was with... Not really sure how but I managed to and so here I drift along in a sea of confusion. She was (I thought) my yin and I just couldn't let her balance me for...
    vavaeon vavaeon 26-30, M Nov 30, 2011

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    Married

    a girl who puked on my shoes
    coloco coloco 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2010

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    Listening to Others Instead of Myself

    All through life i have listened to others advice instead of my own from myself and following it through.
    gothere gothere 41-45 4 Responses Mar 20, 2009

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    My Worst Mistake In My Life

    Marrying an abusive man is the worst mistake I made and having children is the second worst.  Both incidents have ruined who I was and can never be again.
    Comprehensive2 Comprehensive2 31-35 5 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    Life Changing Move...

    Three years ago my husband and I decided to make a change from the city life and move to Arkansas to a small town called Heber Springs. We contacted a realtor in that area and began to work with her while our home was on the market in another state. A year later we bought a home...
    Legalities Legalities 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 13, 2010

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    My Heart Breaking Mistake

    I wanted to have the college experience and I had graduated high school with a 4.25 GPA. I had the opportunity to get free ride scholarships and go anywhere in the state. I listened to my overprotective parents and went to a terrible two year technical college. I knew it was a...
    Scooter19991 Scooter19991 18-21 1 Response Apr 28, 2011

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    Worst Mistake Ever

    took a mission early for another team due to a medical issue it was just a trash mission and group could have done it we gave up 3 days R& R in japan with our wifes to fly back into indian country it was thew last time i saw my wife and her alive and almost my death we were...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Aug 4, 2011

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    Her Dying Wish...now I Regret

    The biggest mistake I made in my life and to this day I still regret it. My grandmother use to ask me all the time, “Chelsea why don’t you ever sleep next to me anymore?” Well she was old and sick plus had a bunch of tubes stuck to her. There was no room and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 2, 2010

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    Relying On Other People To Make Me Happy

    Worst mistake I've made in my life has been to rely on others to make me happy. As a kid I was never popular or pretty. I always allowed myself to be a punching bag for others just so I could hang with them so I could feel some type of acceptance (which was obviously false...
    miavalentine97 miavalentine97 26-30 1 Response Jul 6, 2011

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    Human Doormat.

    for allowing myself to be a human doormat for my entire elementry and high school years and only trully realizing my self-worth and value now. (well got to realize it some day better now than never lol)
    BelleRaven BelleRaven 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 17, 2009

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    Being Myself

    I still make this mistake everyday, and I regret this everyday. I know that I'll be happiest by just being myself, but I find myself molding my thoughts and actions to accommodate others. I always have regretted this, and I try so hard to just be myself. I always filter what...
    glacieful glacieful 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2010

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    My Graduation Night.

    After my graduation last year I went to a party that my friend was holding at her house for our entire class. One of the guys i graduated with and I kissed. He wanted it to go a lot further, and although i was a drunk mess i would never allow that to happen. I shouldn't even have...
    RoseDawson RoseDawson 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12, 2011

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    I Made a Lot

    I think life is about experiences, and mistakes. We learn from our mistakes and that's how we mature. I can't point out a mistake and say I wish I hadn't done that. I am not sure if it was a mistake, though it did not fit the definition of a perfect deed, I think it taught me...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 10 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    Letting my first love walk away without putting in more effort. When I caught up with her 10 years later I was nearly brought to tears.
    regularjohn regularjohn 31-35, M Sep 30, 2009

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    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Eh...

    I would say that everything happens for a reason and I have no regrets but I would be in denial I guess. But anyways I wish back then I would've been more stronger. I wish that I didn't let things get to me so easily and didn't hurt those who were trying to help me. Cause at the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 3, 2013

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    Realizing

    Realizing that I didn't believe in myself and who I was.  Lying to myself and all around me that I was really someone else and not my true self.
    Michellewhois Michellewhois 56-60 11 Responses Jul 26, 2009

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    Worst Mistake So Far

    Staying with someone you think you know, but fiugured out the person is a complete stranger. 
    sensygreen sensygreen 18-21, F May 17, 2011

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    My First Marriage

    I don't want to necessarily say that my first marriage was my worst mistake, because I got my kids because of it. But it was never smooth and things got ugly. So maybe my worst mistake was not being able to keep it together. Either way, it has something to do with the marriage...
    chromatic chromatic 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 27, 2010

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    Worst Mistake

    Not being able to save her, that was my biggest mistake. I can't help but feel like I didn't do enough. Maybe if I'd yelled at the doctors more, if I'd comforted her more...there must have been something. Maybe she died because i wasn't strong enough to save her...people tell me...
    godsmack666 godsmack666 18-21, M 8 Responses Apr 14, 2009

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    Relying On Other People To Make Me Happy

    Worst mistake I've made in my life has been to rely on others to make me happy. As a kid I was never popular or pretty. I always allowed myself to be a punching bag for others just so I could hang with them so I could feel some type of acceptance (which was obviously false...
    miavalentine97 miavalentine97 26-30 3 Responses Jul 6, 2011

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    Not Doing More...

    I think that I regret that I didnt do more with my life when I was younger. I'm only 34 but i wish that I was, where I am now, 10 years ago. I would have buckled down and finished my schooling and travelled more. I try to live my life to the fullest but so much wasted time. i...
    allinduetime29 allinduetime29 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2012

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    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Tattoos

    I was young and full of vim and vinegar when I decided tattoos may be the thing to deter me from my feminine feelings. The more macho I could become the more I did not have to face the real me. I've made lots of mistakes but this was the worst as it certainly screwed me up...
    Micayla Micayla 61-65, F 5 Responses Jul 11, 2009

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    So Far, Anyway...

    My worst mistake in life, so far, was to gullible enough to believe an epeep when he promised me the world.  I walked away from everything in my life, to be with him.  He knows he lied, but thinks that he GIGANTIC lies about almost every facet of our relationship, is no...
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    Not trusting my gut instinct

    when it comes to relationships career choices.i let men walk all over me beleived their lies.i also didn't take a degree in the subject I wanted because I didn't think I was clever enough this led to my 20s trying different careers and paying off my student loan.
    Confused848 Confused848 26-30, F Apr 3

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    What Is Your Worst Mistake That You Have Ever Made Out Of Your Life

    that your life   been so far that you remember  since you grow up  thank you eveangelist pastor susie houston
    pastor24 pastor24 56-60, F Apr 12, 2011

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    FOLLOWING MY HEART

    I THOUGHT THIS STORY NEEDED MORE THAN A VISUAL SO I'LL PROVIDE A LOOK INSIDE FUKKBOII'S ROMANTIC PSYCHE. I WAS A HUGE SUPPORTER OF BUFFY THE VAMPIRE Slayer CAUSE I IDENTIFIED WITH HER, OR MY HIGH SCHOOL SELF DID. I AUDITIONED TO GO TO A SCHOOL TOTALLY OUT OF MY ZONE AND KNEW...
    fukkboii fukkboii 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2009

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    gugly14 gugly14 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Start Smoking Cigarettes

    I started smoking regularly in 1969 at 17 years of age. Lots of people including friends and relatives smoked although my parents did not. Now at the age of 59 I want to quit but have had many failed attempts over the years. When I enlisted in the military in 1977 nearly everyone...
    sgtrock21 sgtrock21 56-60, M 3 Responses Aug 4, 2011

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    Worst Mistake

    I would have to say one of the worst mistakes that I made in life was the fact that for some strange reason I believe that there is good in every single person in this world. That is if people would just take the eime to see it. And no matter how much people try to warn me about...
    washio2005 washio2005 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2011

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    Fought for my brother's very troubled

    ex/roommate long after she stopped acting like a decent human being. It ended with me having a nervous breakdown and spending a week in the psych ward after she moved in with her coke dealer
    Johnny7909 Johnny7909 22-25, M Apr 4

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    I Feel Like The Woman At The Well.

    I don't know how many of you have heard the story in the Bible about the woman at the well.  It was about Jesus meeting a woman who had been married five times and was even then living with someone not her husband.  He forgave her.  I have the same problem. ...
    pwillow pwillow 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 9, 2010

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    I don't make mistakes.

    I prefer to call them strategies of lesser value.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M Apr 3

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