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

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    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

    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

    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
    26-30, M
    Apr 4, 2015

    I don't make mistakes.

    I prefer to call them strategies of lesser value.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    Apr 3, 2015
    gugly14 gugly14
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 4, 2015

    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

    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, 2015

    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 Feb 9

    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
    Feb 9

    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
    1 Response Feb 9
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 4, 2015

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

    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
    Feb 9

    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

    When I first joined EP I tried to help a young

    woman with a problem ..... This person was in trouble due to lifestyle choices that lead in a large part to her situation. I regret to this day what this act of trying to help someone who was seeking attention has done . By commenting in public about her and trying to build her...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 12

    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


    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
    11 Responses Jul 26, 2009
    nostalkerswelcome nostalkerswelcome
    Mar 28


    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
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Mar 16, 2009

    No Title

    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

    The Golden is the Theme of my Wedding !

    It was inspired by the Golden Egg laid by a Goose, who was a called Ugly Ducklyn by a Traitor. Until she meet her Toad Prince, the King Lord Shrek. The INCA- KING of Spain. It is the Wedding Stage.Pink is also his theme.. you see, I always Said, I love EP PinkU.. so this is to...
    fuckuprincessanyajaki fuckuprincessanyajaki
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 28

    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
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Jul 6, 2011

    I tried to help someone

    who did not deserve the attention or help
    deleted deleted
    Feb 8

    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

    I re married so my daughter would have a mother

    it turned out bad for my daughter
    61-65, M
    1 Response Nov 10, 2015

    Not doing things God

    and Christ way. Anytime you think you know more than God and Christ, you are a fool. So save yourself a lot of pain, regret and heartache, just follow the BEST INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE LEAVING EARTH = BIBLE.
    kittytruelove kittytruelove
    41-45, F
    Mar 28

    joining the service an not going to school

    if I had of stayed home my wife would not have followed me and been killed in viet nam
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    1 Response Mar 28

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

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    Apr 7, 2009
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 4, 2015


    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
    Jan 3, 2013

    "Love" GA coined term

    that gets me really confused and has no substance. kind of just ruins relationships. So I want to expect anything anymore.
    Deathgodsimple Deathgodsimple
    16-17, F
    Feb 9

    Getting married......

    ...............twice! Having one too many kids (I had two).
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 28

    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...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 8

    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

    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
    Feb 8

    Turning my back my first genuine friend,

    I avoided her for a while. At first I didn't know why I was ignoring her, I jut did, and then I really dug deep and realised that I was just scared. Scared of letting her inside mind. I'd already told her more than I have ever told anyone else. I have "friends", but they only...
    IntroSim IntroSim
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 28

    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

    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

    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
    5 Responses Mar 16, 2009

    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

    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
    3 Responses May 18, 2015


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

    Marrying somebody with a mental illness

    even I didn't pick up on!!! To my eternal shame!
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Mar 28

    Either quitting football

    when i could have been seriously good and was seriously good for my age, or loosing my friend whoi moved away, could have at least been a better friend in hindsite
    Th3Notorious Th3Notorious
    18-21, M
    Mar 28
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