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I Wonder What Could Have Been If I Had Made Different Choices

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    Seeing that person who used to play a big part

    in your life again ,brought back so many memories, seeing him having his own family, the feeling unexplainable... Few years ago I was so inlove with this guy, we were very close and i almost believed him when he said we were soulmates! Lol He made me feel so special, like nobody...
    Mercilyn Mercilyn 31-35, F 2 Responses May 26

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    THE OTHER PATH… I wonder what would've

    happened if I didn't go to college and took a job instead? I wonder what life be like if I went to university? I wonder what happened if I let my car be written off… I wonder what happened if I didn't persuade and waited for the part time job… I wonder what life be like if I...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F Feb 3, 2014

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    I often wonder what the other road had on it

    that I missed? was I supposed to take the detours was it a rash decision will it work out. can I straddle both roads?what if?
    whoknowswhatithink whoknowswhatithink 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    Oh, to Have a Crystal Ball.

    Don't you wish that when you were born you were given' a map?  One that showed the different paths your life could take you and what was at the end.  Would I have chosen the one that led me to were I am now?  I don't know.   I am married and...
    pheonix69 pheonix69 26-30, F Aug 10, 2009

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    Spending all your time pondering about the

    choices you did not make will just take you in circles. If chasing your tail is fun for you than that is what you should be doing. Sliding doors can be fun to ponder at times as long as it is not influencing your life. Hmmmm now I wonder what it would have been like if I had...
    Yeahbaybey Yeahbaybey 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Traceavery Traceavery 61-65, M 5 Responses Jan 19

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    Man . . .

    There are so many what-ifs in my life, I could probably write an entire series about them. Good news is, I'm trying to make up for it now. Here's hoping for a better year . . . . .
    Rookie009 Rookie009 22-25, M Jan 31, 2013

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    Mistakes, I made a few,

    but then again too few to mention. If that were true why do I live in regret and in the past. I love the life I'm in but what if......?
    1946sunrise 1946sunrise 66-70 3 Responses May 26

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    Forget it! I did this

    for years and it's soul destroying!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    sometimes I question this.

    I am a big what if person but then I always think it could have been worse had I made a different choice. kind of hard sometimes
    tellmeyourstory tellmeyourstory 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Right now this is on my mind.

    I have a big feeling if I had made a different choice long ago, my health would be better. I wish my younger self had been wise, but then again it's because of my expierences I know better now. The price was high to pay.
    Cadiaaya Cadiaaya 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    If I Could Go Back ....

    I wouldn't have been so harsh towards people who were just trying to love me. I wouldn't have drank, smoked, or done drugs at such a young age. I would have tried harder in school and would have been more outgoing. The biggest thing .... I wouldn't have hurt my family, I wouldn...
    flowersareweeds flowersareweeds 18-21, F Mar 16, 2010

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    I Wouldn't Have...

    I regret so many choices from my past. They're going to hunt me until the day I die, and I'm quite aware of that. I hope those who made me suffer can one day understand the pain that they put me through, and suffer it in their own flesh. If life came with a map...
    Katniss Katniss 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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    I was offered a job by a man to work his

    Equitation stable. The only thing it was sort of weird. He told me he wanted me for the son he never had. So I turned the job down. I wonder what might of happened if I had of taken the job. Maybe I might of been a equine centre owner.
    equusrider equusrider 56-60, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I often think about a million different things

    that would happen when I make a choice, I often go with the one that helps most people, even if I'm hurt in the process
    Alexander149 Alexander149 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    And So She Disappears.....

    it has happened on more than one occasion that i would get to know someone on EP, shared experiences and then like a misty cloud, they disappear into thin air. (this time GoddessFM) without a trace....... We all have experiences that haunt us, stuff that happens where we do not...
    solarstruck solarstruck 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    Maybe?

    maybe i woulden't have made the friends i have.....but......maybe i woulden't always be in trouble......but .......maybe i woulden't have had a first love......but......maybe it woulent have ended in heart break....but.....maybe i woulden't have had the experinces i had.......but...
    LoveISHateHateISLove LoveISHateHateISLove 13-15, F Mar 7, 2011

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    Trapped by my profession

    because I'm trapped by my life choices. A quick sign onto work has resulted in 3+ hours of work. And I'm no longer billing by the hour :(
    Gwall1234 Gwall1234 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    So many choices I've made the past few months

    and I can't stop asking myself how it would've been if I'd made different ones. I envision different outcomes, where they would leave me now. Though this isn't the best way to live in the present and move on from the past, one good thing about it is that it helps me realize that...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2013

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    To Rebuild A Bridge...

    To each his own, and may the ends justify the means. It seems to make sense, doesn't it? Even the most awful choices we make seem to justify the goal. I've reflected quite a bit on the things I've done. I'm pining...brooding...it's what you do when true love crumbles. You...
    TheHonestLiar TheHonestLiar 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 17, 2010

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    Even little things. 'What

    if I would have stayed just an hour longer...' 'If I had said yes to that one invite.' That choice to leave the house or stay in bed. I always wonder if I'm missing a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet someone that could impact my life greatly in a positive way, or did I...
    landhoee landhoee 18-21, M Jan 19, 2014

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    Over 20 years again I worked with my best guy

    friend..The whole time I was dating my then boyfriend he liked me..I got married and years passed..Recently we reconnected and became super close even had a affair..I think I love him but also love my husband..I can not get him out of my mind and cry when I think about what...
    Shanley1025 Shanley1025 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 14

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