“I regret allowing circumstances of the past affect me today. Once my mother found my diary when I was around 12 or 13, while I was at school. When I came home from school, I was excited to put my new entry in, but I could not find it. My mother came into my room and scolded me telling me how horrible I was. It was deeply ingrained so I do not recall the details but I still vow never to write down my inner feelings ever again so someone may “open the book” and read them. It makes me feel like who I am inside is not good enough and needs fixed somehow. To this day I cannot seem to shake the idea that my inner feelings are forbidden or wrong somehow. I deeply wish I could find out how to release this and let it go.”
“I regret cheating on my husband , I confess what I did , but he thinks it happened years ago when it happened barely 3 months ago. When I confessed I told him it didn’t Matter when I did it , pain would be the same. He has forgiving me , but thing is , I feel I’m still lying to him for not telling him straight out when the date was.. I know I won’t ever tell him , I want to fight for this marriage . He knows the most important detail. That I cheated . If I say more , it will destroy him , more than me. Because deep down I want to tell him so I can feel better , but i won’t get anything out of it.”
“I regret that things didn’t work out with someone I met 29 years ago today. I didn’t have the self confidence then and now I’m miserable and married to someone who doesn’t know what love is.”
“I regret letting you control me for over a year, and thinking that was love. I regret every time I gave into your traps, always playing the innocent victim. I regret the power I gave you over me, because you used it so well that you made sure I followed you down that dark hole. I don’t regret leaving you, and I don’t feel bad for how poorly she treated you after.” Female/19
“I regret not being close to my mother. My mother sacrificed so much for me. However, I was too immature and self centered to understand or appreciate it. Later, my mother lied and cheated on my father and won a huge divorce settlement receiving half my Dad’s pension including a little bit of alimony due to our lovely no fault divorce we have in our society. For 7 months I didn’t talk to her. I slowly reconnected with her, but the damage was done. I have a relationship with her. But not the one I like . If only I had forgiven her sooner and told her I loved her.”
“I regret telling my then-girlfriend the password to my laptop. At the time, it seemed like the two of us were in it for the long haul, and I had no idea how much of a non-contributing, narcissistic deadbeat she actually was. Weeks after we split, I still had to delete disturbing videos from my YouTube page, and even today I have to manually mark emails from disgusting sites as junk.”
“I regret not allowing myself time to get over your death.
I regret not visiting you in the hospital.
Miss you grandad, I love you!”
Another year, this is a big year for you.
My only wish is that you are happy
Missing you and still regret that I lost you all those years ago
“My secret regret was listening to a High School Counselor who told me that I would never make it thorough Veterinary School because I had a solid C math average but an A/B average in my other subjects.
I regret not listening to both of my parents and NOT believing that I was smart enough to do college and Veterinary school.
My self esteem was horrible and I didn’t believe that I was smart enough or even worthy
I settled and went to college and landed in jobs that I have hated but stayed because of the money.
Because I settled for a lesser college education, jobs and later men I have NEVER had the amazing career or life that I could have had!
I definitely would have gotten involved with better men , had better husbands and made better lives for my children!
Looking back I know I would have made a wonderful Veterinarian and would have loved my job.”
“My regret is drinking every day after I had my 3rd child and not paying attention to him. It kills me everyday. It took a stroke to get me to stop.”