SECRET REGRET OF THE DAY: February 27, 2017

My regret is my existence. My life plays out as a cycle of mistake after mistake. I can look back and see them so clearly now but not the reason why. Did I know they were mistakes at the time? Some of them, yeah I did. Others, I don’t know, I really don’t know. Will this stop me making more mistakes? No. Everybody makes mistakes, we’re human after all. Mine are more than that, I can’t use that as an excuse anymore. It’s so clear. My regrets and my misery are self inflicted. They overshadow the good things in my life. The things I don’t deserve. Eventually they will overtake them. They will spread like a poison inflicting misery on the people around me. My regret is that I exist, it’s that I can’t go back to right my wrongs, its that I know I will continue to make more for as long as I am alive. I am my own worst enemy and eventually I will become that of the people I love. My regret is that I’m am not strong enough to free them of me.

Female 29

SECRET REGRET OF THE DAY: February 8, 2017

My Biggest Regret is had let my son Join the Marine Corps when he was too young. He signed when he was 17th so his father and I had to sign for him. I asked him several times if that was what he wanted and he said yes, but right before he went to booth camp he ask me to help him not too go, that he changed his mind and I wasn’t able to help him. He went and serve with honor and respect and even accomplished to be a Corporal then last year he met a girl and got secretly married and when I found out I almost had a heart attack, literately. He told me that is what he wanted but to this day I still have my doubts about that marriage. He just got out from the Marines this past December and now he is living with his wife in California ( I lived in Colorado) and He seems so distant, he doesn’t call or reply to emails or messages.
My Son and his wife invite us to spend Christmas with them but when we got there they left my husband and I in their apartment and they went to celebrate Christmas Eve with his Wife’s Family and then Christmas Morning they went to her mom house again, and Christmas nigh they invite her mom to come to their apartment to celebrate Christmas with us.
I felt so broken, we where confuse and I wanted to leave but also I wanted to stay I was willing to go thru that just to be able to be with my son. So we did but I came home with my heart Broken once again. I feel like my daughter in law doesn’t care about him and she doesn’t be close to his Family and since he is just start enjoying his Marriage he prefers his wife. I understand been a new wed and all, but I have the fear she is going to take away my son from me.
I just hope my son doesn’t feel like it was my fault he went to the marines. I wish I can change things, but that is no possible.
I feel like I lost my boy.

Anonymous Said:

  • He is not a boy anymore. The sooner you accept that, the sooner you can embrace the new and more mature relationship between you and your son, who is a grown adult man. He survived the Marine Corp. He is now married and living a life no longer under your roof or care. He is not a boy any longer.

SECRET REGRET OF THE DAY: February 7, 2017

Not taking my life nearly twenty years ago. Had I gone through with it, I would have saved myself nearly 20 years of a rollercoaster of misery, PTSD, divorce and being cheated on, and never finding my place where I belong. I belong in a grave. I wish I could time travel back and say “you’re making the right choice. Please do it”

28, Male

SECRET REGRET OF THE DAY: February 6, 2017

I regret thinking that being sexually assaulted was my fault. I was out with my friends and I had too much to drink. After house parties and multiple bar hops – I was blacked out. My acquaintance took me to his place, I remember he offered me a glass of water but after I don’t remember really anything . I woke up in his bed and I was fully naked. I was scared and didn’t know what to do. I didn’t have my phone, lost my wallet and my clothes were flung all over the room. He was passed out . I tried to get dressed without him waking up but he did and took me back to my dorm room. He was my friend and he was always nice to me. I felt alone and I couldn’t talk to anyone about it. I would still see him out at the bars and he would try to get me to come back with him – the stupid thing is, I did. I felt like a need to make this obviously broken relationship work and somehow it would make me feel better. It didn’t and I was really down about for a long time . But once I realized it was NOT my fault, I blocked him out of my life and never looked back. It was just hard for me to believe that my friend (or so I thought) would do something like that to me. You never think it’s going to happen to you and it’s life alterning when it does. I still find myself not being able to trust people especially guys who start talking to me.

F/22

SECRET REGRET OF THE DAY: February 5, 2017

Life has passed me by or I feel that it has. I’m in my mid 50’s and I’ve never married or had children. Sometimes I’ve had regrets about this and other times I don’t. It depends on how I feel. When I hear about something terrible that has happened to someone who is married (domestic violence, child abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse), then I’m glad that I never married or had children. When I hear about someone who is happy with their family or a happy family, then I have regrets. Sadly it seems like more people are unhappy than happy.

SECRET REGRET OF THE DAY: February 4, 2017

I regret telling my best friend that I’m in love with her. She once told me when she was drunk that if she could like girls the way I do, that we would be soulmates. I truthfully never expected anything to come out of me telling her. She has a boyfriend and I know she’s straight but I just wanted her to know that there was someone out there that really cares for her and sees her for who she is, even when other people don’t. She told her boyfriend and I don’t know who else about it and now things are really awkward and I doubt it’ll ever be the same. I’m moving in 4 days and I want things to be okay again before I leave, but I don’t know if I’ll ever see her again.

22/F

SECRET REGRET OF THE DAY: February 3, 2017

I regret not having another child, but what I regret most about that is not listening to my instincts…and taking the advice of everyone else. When I look back on my life, that has lead to my biggest regrets, when I sought advice or validation from other people, and used that as a benchmark to make my decision I wish I had made the decision to pursue my dream of adopting, having a positive attitude about it and not relying on other people’s advice, negative comments or fears.

SECRET REGRET OF THE DAY: February 2, 2017

I regret cheating on you. Lying to you. I was so selfish and now I am paying the ultimate price. I wish I could take it all back, be different. Now you have someone that appreciates you. You are starting a new life and family with her. I am afraid for our children but I should have thought about that when I made the decision to cheat on you. There is no justification. I can’t wait for my life to end because I’ve hurt you,myself and our children so badly. I really wish there was hope but there isn’t.