Do you have things that you regret in your life, that you wish you did different

@kiran1978 (4137)
Australia
February 17, 2008 5:34am CST
Throughout our life I am sure we all have had some regrets, wishing we changed things we did. Maybe your regret is not finishing school, breaking up a relationship, not forgiving someone, not taking up certain hobbies when you were younger?? I think when I look back on life so far, I realise how quickly life passes you by. My biggest regret is staying in a relationship that was past its use by date. Yes I did learn a lesson. However I wasted about 8 years of my life in a relationship that was destructive. Now I look back and wish that I left after 1 year instead of 8 years. As I could have done better things with my life back then such as travel the world rather then be caught up in an unhealthy relationship. So what is your regrets? Or do you not have any regrets in life?
2 responses
@littleowl (7157)
17 Feb 08
hi kiran well even though i've been through the hard times and like yourself in an destructive relationship for 4yrs then married a verbally abusive man for 7yrs guess there was only one regret and that was neither partners could accept my children but they ecpeted me to accept theirs which i did-that devasted me and plus in both relationships i was the only earner which i know regret as if one of them had worked i could have had something to fall back on-yes i learned hard lessons and one is to look after number one (yourself) but that is now history and my children and i are very close,we struggle at times but love keeps us going-blessings littleowl
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@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
18 Feb 08
Hi littleowl, thanks for your story. I know how hard it is to have a relationship with someone and the kids aren't theirs. I am currently experiencing that now. It's a shame you had to provide for the family for so long, it can become very stressful being the only income earner at the time. I am glad you and your children have such a close bond, you deserve happiness.
@littleowl (7157)
19 Feb 08
thanks kiran its nice to know that we both have that understanding with each other you deserve happiness too as you give so much-blessings littleowl
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
4 Mar 08
My biggest regret was moving in with my ex and giving up my beloved flat! I had just lost my job and was in fear of losing my flat not being able to pay for the rent, I could have got another job it's true but my partner then suggested I moved in with them, so I gave my flat up and once I had moved in things changed badly and I lost my confidence and self-esteem through my partner bullying and controlling me. It was a bad time in my life and because of it suffered depression and my health started to get bad, just because I said yes instead of no.