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I Want To Know Your Greatest Regret In Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 245 People

    Having Them In The First Place

    I can't change anything, whatever happened is unchangeable and a waste of energy to think otherwise.  I have to learn that, but I have not been able to do it yet.  
    jc2009 jc2009 41-45, M 6 Responses May 23, 2011

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    Not Saying

    "i love you" to him when i had the chance. i still wonder to this day what would have happened if i hadnt been such a coward. would i be happy now? well maybe it just wasnt meant to be :I its not really a "regret" though. more like a "oh ****, im an idiot" moment :P i...
    kittycat101303 kittycat101303 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27, 2010

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    Mother

    the greatest regret in life is not getting away from my mother sooner. I was always trying to get a crumb of affection no matter what it took.I feel like such a coward all my life I could not stand up to her.as soon as she opens her mouth I become that cringeing child again...
    tatra52 tatra52 56-60 2 Responses Oct 11, 2011

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    I Have So Many Missed Opportunities

    and I regret them all.  I can't choose the "greatest" of them all. If I had to pick something that I regret and alters my life, it would be that I silently allow myself to go on the same paths that make me wish for an end yet I do nothing to change this. My laziness...
    sleeplessinflorida sleeplessinflorida 51-55, M 3 Responses May 18, 2010

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    One Of.....

    gave away a front row seat to see jj cale to get on the **** with me mates....fukken dumbass
    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M Mar 27, 2010

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    The Only Thing...

    The only thing I regret is the time I spent regretting things in the past. Life is too short for regrets, use the past to shape who you are today, and the lessons learnt to become wiser then you were yesterday.
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Nov 14, 2012

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    Hmmm...tough Decision

    My greatest regret is not have gotten out there more and lived. They say you only live once and I have missed out on many things that I regret now.
    doglover1984 doglover1984 26-30, F 1 Response May 31, 2010

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    Letting A Friend Go Becuase Of My Mistake

    Jessica and I met for the first time in the second grade. This girl was dirty blond, had an innocent personality, LOVED animals and was never a mean person. I had slept over her house before, we had gone skating in her  neighborhood, we went swimming together, Trick or...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 11, 2012

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    Human Nature

    I think it is an important part of human nature to feel like we can solve and do more than we actually can. We also generally pick more than we can chew, and later on beat up on ourselves for what we did, or didn't do. In my experience, the worst regrets are the ones felt for...
    sweetmeisje sweetmeisje 26-30, F May 18, 2010

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    Goodbye Forever A Father.

    I was not with my father before he died.the day we were going to sedate was going to visit and say goodbye and apologize for everything and vice versa, but that morning he died and I could not dismiss him or tell him what I felt.I know he knows I forgive you all and hopefully the...
    SrtaEquis SrtaEquis 18-21, F Apr 23, 2011

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    I Think It's You, Tori.

    I don't know what we had, but it was both screwed up and wonderful at the same time. Maybe I regret not telling you how I felt sooner. Maybe I regret ever falling for you. Or maybe... I don't regret it. You gave me something no one else could ever had given me, or so I feel. You...
    UnderstandsNothing UnderstandsNothing 18-21, M Nov 14, 2012

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    My Greatest Regret

    Thirty years ago I was going through a very very difficult divorce from a controllingabusive man. We fought over everything but especially the daughter we had togetherso custody issues ensued. Long story short he placed a gun at my head one night and told me to sign over...
    LenCarver LenCarver 56-60, F 4 Responses Feb 25, 2012

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    I Regret Him!

    I regret marrying the father of my kids, more than anything else in my life.Don't get me wrong, I love my kids, there is really no me without them, and I never look back at the years that they didn't exist.I have been divorced for 11 years now, but this man who is the father of...
    nikki4848dd nikki4848dd 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 27, 2011

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    I Lost My Worth

    my biggest regret was ever trusting my friend that raped me. we were both drunk& i laid down next to him& we started kissing. if i didnt do that then i dont think he would of literally ripped my underwear off& did what he wanted with me. i would still be a virgin& i would still...
    boogiebear666 boogiebear666 16-17 2 Responses Jun 29, 2011

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    Quite Simply...

    ...crawling out of the womb in the first place. :/
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 6, 2011

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    Ok Maybe Not My Greatest Regret

    I have to admit i regret my becoming a "Friend collector" here on EP so over the next few months i will be removing some people from my circle. Most of them are women i added solely hoping that they perhaps had some nude photos posted. Obviously i have no problem with people...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2012

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    I Pull Out All Of My Eyelashes

    I am very ashamed to say this, it is extremely hard for me. I need to let this out so others know that they are not alone. It is my way of getting out my pain and frustrations with myself. My eyes were my best feature and still are... they are hazel green with tints of yellow in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 21, 2012

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    Fighting With My Best Friend

    I was in a fight with my best friend and not speaking to her for several months when she died this summer. There were so many times I had picked up the phone and went to call her, but didn't because I thought she wouldn't speak to me. We had been friends over 25 years, and I...
    dmm2010 dmm2010 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2010

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    Meeting Tim

    is the greatest regret in my life He was my best friend The love of my life He stole my innocence He broke my home He killed my babies and he crushed my heart He made a warrior out of a dove and taught me that there are some very bad crash courses in life He deserted me In...
    violetsoul111 violetsoul111 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 26, 2011

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    The Day I Chose Not To Be Me

    think peaceful mid July evening in  a smaller town. i let the love of my life stay in a place were i knew she was not safe. i didn't argue with her i just said if this is what you want and i left. if i had done what i normally did maybe she would still live here...
    kattarrin kattarrin 22-25, F Mar 11, 2012

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    Meeting Someone.

    There's one girl in my life I wish I hadn't met, and her name is Nicole. Only one good thing ever came out of our friendship together.
    siriustoast siriustoast 22-25, M Mar 26, 2011

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    Mine

    Well it seems trivial compared to many of the stories i've seen in this group but i would say my greatest regret would be not applying myself and getting a college degree. I have a good paying job but i am never home, have lost contact with most of my friends and family all...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 10, 2011

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    Following My Passion

    My greatest regret is not pursing my original career in landscape photography when I went to college. My peers and relatives told me to choose something practical. Really at the time I didn't want to go to college and I wish I just worked for a while and went later. I could've...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique 46-50 8 Responses Mar 26, 2010

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    Wasting 4 Years Of My Life.

    For 4 years I had braces. Before my teeth were hideous, afterwards they were BEAUTIFUL. I mean, straight Barbie teeth. I was in 7th grade and was obsessed with them so I refused to cover them with that ugly retainer. I wanted them to shine! So of course my teeth shifted. THANK...
    Elaine19 Elaine19 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22, 2012

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    My Greatest Regret

      My greatest regret is that I have no living children. I look into the eyes of my youngest niece and see the little twinkles sparkling back at me and I long to hold my own baby in my arms, to have my baby suckle from my breasts, to care and love him or her, nurturing...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 15 Responses Mar 26, 2010

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    Loving

    Being too open hearted has its consequences, I've been forgiven, good, loving blah blah blah and S T I L L I'm the one that ends up hurt, crying at night...I quit love
    thanatophobic thanatophobic 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2010

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    I Had To Leave My Baby Too Soon

    I wanted to stay home with my babies until they started school.  It was my first year of living with my late husband.  We needed the money so I had to work. I worked at Campbell's canning factory.  It was a seasonal job.  They kept me longer than usual I guess I was a good...
    ItsWindy ItsWindy 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2011

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    Leave behind the tears, the pain, the hardness....cruel words when they were felt at the time needed, which was too many a time, and never cared of their damages, never cared of...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Gentlemen: I want to know your most embarrassing hard on story. Did a teacher make you answer a question on a board? Maybe you were at dinner with your girlfriend's parents and it...
    CascadingCoquette CascadingCoquette 26-30, F 12 Responses Dec 3

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    I am turning 23 tomorrow and I don't have a single clue of what I want to do with my life. I work because I have to fend for myself but I don't like my job at all. I work...
    thewildkind thewildkind 22-25, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I want to be positive about life . What do we gain by thinking negatively ? Absolutely nothing . I do not need a man in my life . All I need is my kids and my future grandchildren...
    FeelingLikeCrap77 FeelingLikeCrap77 36-40, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Right now whike writting this about to cry but i know i mustn't. really how could a few bad memories hurt you like is there way to gust forget every thing i really wantto know...
    anthoni15 anthoni15 18-21, M Dec 2

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    Some people don't believe in the American dream. I was just thinking about a video I saw about North Korea. I noticed their streets look like ours in America, only one difference...
    Jakebrum Jakebrum 16-17, M Dec 7

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    It’s the question that’s been haunting me and that I’ve been avoiding, consciously or otherwise, for the past several years. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like I’ve...
    metaphylosopher metaphylosopher 22-25, M Dec 5

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    two weeks ago i had a vision of myself in a past life my name was Tatiana Olaevna. when searching the name i found Grand Dutchess Tatiana Nikolaevna. she passed in 1918 early...
    Cheysangel Cheysangel 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    My current one is at its end, I've felt this for a long time now. I am tired. I'm not one to point fingers or complain, so I won't. I am grateful for everything that has happened...
    SpaceTurtle SpaceTurtle 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am 21 years old. I have a good GPA am involved with clubs at my community college, and have been attending this school for over two years now. I feel so lost- I don't know what...
    Schwarzwalderkirschtorte Schwarzwalderkirschtorte 18-21, F Nov 21

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    1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. It helped me through dark times in my life and still is.
    RainingMind RainingMind 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I would go back to November 2013 when my brother was still here. We just had thanksgiving at my house and played Xbox 360. It was the best day ever. I miss him terribly. I wish I...
    blackjack1808 blackjack1808 31-35, M 6 Responses Nov 30

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    Mine? Okay then. Wake up at 11am Take meds. Go to the bathroom Watch tv/Eat Mute tv/turn on computer Watch YouTube videos for hours Eat Walk in and check on family Get on ep...
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F Dec 3

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    Moving forward using all my breathMaking love to you was never second bestI saw the world crashing all around your faceNever really knowing it was always mesh and laceI'll stop...
    TheTruthIfItKillsMe TheTruthIfItKillsMe 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    There is no meaning to life... The only meaning to life is that of which you assign to it.
    musicislife00 musicislife00 16-17, F Nov 24

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    I want my life to have more meaning.
    BriannaIb BriannaIb 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    I don't want to send only negative emotions out to the world. Yes,I have so much sadness and loneliness inside of me but I'll try to be happy. Just keep on going no matter how hard...
    9am3 9am3 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    Do we really know what we want and need???.. I mean "really" know.....or is it just a quick list off the top of our heads.....
    candyone candyone 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    As I grow older, I realize how avoidable all of the mistakes that I have made in the past were. And I know that they're just more experiences, but I wish I could be at the level of...
    Dancedancedance Dancedancedance 18-21, F Dec 5

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    Dear December, You may try to make me your *****, throwing me fragile heartbreak after heartbreak, but I shall be done with you soon and be the heartbreaker once again.
    SuperWomanFly SuperWomanFly 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 7

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    Tribute to Pink <3 *Note that this also happens to be the perfect break-up playlist. Pink takes you through each stage of a relationship. From the good "I love you" stage,to...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21, F Dec 10

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