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

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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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    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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    The worst mistake I ever made was dating this

    guy who dated me & flirted with my best friend. I didn't know he was flirting with her. It wasn't signs around me. People kept quite. I found out from someone who decided to speak up and tell me. I guess they couldn't handle it anymore. What they said had hurt my feeling a lot...
    staystyleandsmile staystyleandsmile 18-21, F 1 day ago

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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 56-60, F 3 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    By far the worst mistake that,

    I did make was; to take my first drink. Many followed..drinks and mistakes.
    MalingerMind MalingerMind 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    I re married so my daughter would have a mother

    it turned out bad for my daughter
    YFOSS YFOSS 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 10, 2015

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    Settling and marrying someone I shouldn't have.

    I married someone well below me, and I see it looking back and realizing I settled big time and never have again and never will. It was by far the biggest and most devastating mistake of my life, for my happiness, financially, emotionally and so energy draining. The only good...
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 4 Responses May 18, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 31-35, F Apr 3, 2015

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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 Apr 4, 2015

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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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    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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    Moving to Illinois. Not applying myself in

    school. Allowing influence and stupid people to sway me. Caring what those stupid people think. All around not trying hard back then.
    ElSabre101 ElSabre101 26-30, M Nov 10, 2015

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    One of the biggest mistakes I ever made was in

    2011. My ex and I decided to take a 3 month break. We were always getting into a fight about stupid stuff and I needed air to think and figure things out. I now know we should've stayed that way and gone our separate ways. But like an idiot, I took him back and suffered more...
    SouthernGirl35 SouthernGirl35 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    I told my dad i have gender dysphoria acting

    like "I don't know anything about it". but actually I already define myself as FtM. I did it to make him believe me, because I am not good with words and talking and probably he would think it's just a phase.
    darklotus01 darklotus01 13-15, T 2 days ago

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    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2015

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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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    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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    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 :)
    Nenmir Nenmir 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2015

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    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2015

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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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    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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    Selling my 1890s street house

    which was nearly paid off and buying a complete money pit which needed so much work doing to it, this was then made worst that I part exchanged that wreck and bought a brand new build, I still miss that little street house every single day!
    halphgracie halphgracie 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    The worst mistake I ever made in my life was

    getting together with my ex and sticking around after I started getting physically and sexually abused daily. Now, my credit is ****** up, I'm drowning in debt because I was the only one interested in working while we were together. He'd prefer to sit on his *** all night and...
    Lilyhammer420 Lilyhammer420 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2015

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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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    I don't make mistakes.

    I prefer to call them strategies of lesser value.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M Apr 3, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    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 31-35, M Nov 30, 2011

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    I tried to help someone

    who did not deserve the attention or help
    jimmybear100 jimmybear100 61-65, M 2 days ago

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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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    Not dating Nina when I had a chance.

    Having low self-esteem at the time didn't do me any good. She's married now- to some other guy.....
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 1 day ago

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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, 2015

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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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    My worst mistake, was without a doubt my 9 year

    relationship with a mentally, emotionally, & physically abusive guy. it didn't start out that way, but those kind of men don't let the real them come out until they're sure that you are brainwashed by them. then the real abuse starts. the battered woman syndrome is a completely...
    ShannieB ShannieB 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    gugly14 gugly14 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2015

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