What is YOUR biggest regret in life?

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  • Destanieroberts06
    Destanieroberts06 Posts: 103 Member
    PaperDoll_ wrote: »
    If I could go back and do things over there are two people that I lied to one of them was on here and the other one was in real life...I was in love with a 19 girl...who said she had a crush on me and we were both single and wanted to date...but I didn't think she was 19 and I told her I was 15 instead of telling her the truth... That I was 18 at the time...She dated and broke up with so many people to try and get over me...If I had just told her the truth...I wouldn't be single right now...I know this is a risk because everyone on here that is my friend is going to be questioning what I say but so yal are not wondering who I lied to on here...I am going to say who...and if she reads this hopefully she will give me a second chance...she was an awesome friend and was there any time I needed to talk but I didn't talk to her and now...I feel as tho she hates me...@Paperdoll_ this is for you... I'm sorry I lied...please give me a second chance and I can explain it...I was scared... I was so used to lying that it became a habit...and if we can start over...from the beginning...a fresh start...please all I ask is one more chance...


    My advice to everyone is to stick with the truth whether you get friends or lose them...sometimes losing friends is the hardest way to learn to be honest with everyone else and yourself


    Like I said I know I'm taking a risk...but it's worth it...

    I don’t hate you, and I wish you well. ❤️

    Can you give me one more chance then...please...this to get to know the real me...not the me that nobody can hurt because that me isn't real
  • Hiawassee88
    Hiawassee88 Posts: 24,463 Member
    @Destanieroberts06
    I don't know you so I'm really going out on a limb here. You and that girl wouldn't have worked out no matter how hard you tried.
    Multi-crap would've hit the fan somewhere along the line. I don't know if it was her daddy but it wouldn't have lasted. Let that regret go. I hope you can work it out with the key members in your life.

    I know how all of this works. B) May the broken pieces come back together. You deserve a good life.
  • snowflake954
    snowflake954 Posts: 7,839 Member
    Dwelling on regrets can paralyze you and you'll miss chances worrying about what might happen. I'm with @Washboard12. Give life all you've got--you only get one.
  • jenelh2079
    jenelh2079 Posts: 1 Member
    I think that everything we do in life and everything we go through helps us to be who we are in the present moment. I know I didn’t do everything perfectly and yes I have regrets, but I know how blessed I am today…. So I refuse to look back in regret… just forward to how I can make my life and the lives of others good today.
  • ythannah
    ythannah Posts: 4,294 Member
    I don't have any regrets that I dwell on or eat away at me or anything dire like that but if I had to pick something I'd say 1) not getting into Al-Anon in my 20s instead of waiting until my 40s and 2) not ending several relationships a lot sooner than I did. But #1 would probably have fixed problem #2 anyway so there ya go. I firmly believe that my experiences bad and good have made me the person I am today but I could definitely have been a better version of me earlier in life.
  • Destanieroberts06
    Destanieroberts06 Posts: 103 Member
    @Destanieroberts06
    I don't know you so I'm really going out on a limb here. You and that girl wouldn't have worked out no matter how hard you tried.
    Multi-crap would've hit the fan somewhere along the line. I don't know if it was her daddy but it wouldn't have lasted. Let that regret go. I hope you can work it out with the key members in your life.

    I know how all of this works. B) May the broken pieces come back together. You deserve a good life.

    Thanks washboard12, but oddly enough the girl I lied to...Is the one I am going on a second date with tomorrow night...long story...my friend hooked us up through the confession I made on here...when my friend was using my phone...she sent it to the girl I lied too and explained everything...so...yes but it wasn't her daddy that wouldn't let us date
  • Plasicage
    Plasicage Posts: 212 Member
    My non existing career. I started working in high school, but had to move out earlier then most kids these days, due to family situation at home.

    Since then, paying rent and eating been forefront priorities. So I shelved any real effort at finishing full time secondary of choice, and aiming higher in finding the right career path. It's really the thing I would love to redo.
  • ZFG_2022
    ZFG_2022 Posts: 25 Member
    That I didn't look after myself better in my 30s and 40s. I now have some health issues because of it;they are under control,nothing too serious ,but it could have all been avoided
  • Mangoperson88
    Mangoperson88 Posts: 339 Member
    I have the same general regret like everyone out here- i neglected my health in my 20s. Roaring 20s when i was supposed to study,work,socialise,date etc. I was severely mentally ill and fat and i felt it was out of my control. I am wrong, I could've done something about my weight atleast. I could've exercised harder but yeah my mental illness kinda obstructed that.
  • OpheliaCooter
    OpheliaCooter Posts: 1,561 Member
    I regret my career choices.
  • Coupongrl79
    Coupongrl79 Posts: 192 Member
    Letting him drive.
  • chrismacboy
    chrismacboy Posts: 19 Member
    Not pursuing my passion as far as career. I regret it to this day. 🥵
  • 88AViva
    88AViva Posts: 480 Member
    I regret not following my own plans for my life. I had a job offer to be a flight attendant/ stewardess for an excellent airline company. I wanted to do that for a while, just a few years, until I figured out what I wanted to do or choose to learn in university. I also wanted a life where everyday wouldn't feel like the same exact day.

    I chose to let my parents and my uncle pressure me into going to Law school instead. They wouldn't let go about me wasting my time and my future being a "glorified waitress". Their disappointment in my choices bothered me so I went with the safe choice. Something I wasn't even interested in.
    Now I can't hate or blame them. I have a stable life but everyday feels like the same. I feel nothing at all 😶 I missed all the adventures I would have had if I didn't care what others thought of me.
  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 46,816 Member
    Only one because I wouldn't be where I am today without mistakes along the way.........smoking.

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
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    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

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  • chickenperson483
    chickenperson483 Posts: 35 Member
    Saying I was fine, not saying goodbye, being silent, not standing up for myself.
  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,277 Member
    I'm a big believer in things happening for a reason and those things making up who we are and/or become. It took me aging a bit to realize this...I had more regrets when I was younger, but as I got older I realized that those things are actually what make me who I am now and that every turn provides for different possible life outcomes.
  • PokerKing_WA
    PokerKing_WA Posts: 3 Member
    Not figuring out what's important to me many years ago. And maybe not being more active on MFP over the years if it works out for me.