“I regret getting addicted to inhalants and letting it ruin me and my fathers relationship.”
“I regret cheating on my boyfriend. We are in a very committed relationship of two and a half years. Recently, I was drawn in by a coworker and I found him very charismatic and charming. My boyfriend was away for work for about 2 months and I found companionship in my coworker. He paid attention to me, made an effort to talk to me and see me, complimented me and went out of his way to spend Time with me. I knew he only wanted one thing and I should’ve stopped it, but I didn’t. I let it go too far. I kept it a secret from everyone. No one knew except me and him. I tried to read articles about why I shouldn’t tell my boyfriend and they worked for a bit. But it got to The point where reading them didn’t help. Yesterday I couldn’t take the pain I was feeling inside anymore. I felt like I was being weighed down 24/7. I couldn’t eat, sleep, concentrate, anything, which had been going on for weeks. I wrote my boyfriend a note explaining everything. I felt like I NEEDED to give it to him. Before I did so, i broke an agreement I had with myself to tell no one. I told my best friend in the whole world. She revealed to me that she too had been unfaithful in her relationship once. After telling her, I immediately felt lighter. I am no longer dealing with this on my own. I am trying to become a better person. I know this was a one time mistake that will never be repeated. I want to spend the rest of my life with my boyfriend but I know telling him would kill him and devestate him. I have been his first everything, first girlfriend, first sexual partner, first love. And I will never be able to take back the fact I cheated on him for literally no reason. And I will regret it every day of my life.”
“My grandfather was in the hospital and he had surgery for an aneurysm. After the surgery, he was knocked out on a lot of different meds.
I never went in to see him because I knew it would bother me, seeing him all hooked up to different things and asleep.
A few days later, I went back to my home state. The next day I got a call from my mother that my grandfather had died.
I regret I never went to see him.”
“My deepest regret is not going to my best and only friend’s funeral. I haven’t even visited his grave.
He died three years ago and I’m still too much of a coward to face his tombstone and his family that I once called my own, when mine was toxic and abusive.”
“I regret taking all the drugs I’ve taken because now I have bad anxiety and bi-polar depression. I regret hurting the people I’ve hurt by playing with their emotions. I regret not trying to trust people that probably would be my really good friends right now. I regret being popular because everyone is fake in the popular circle. I regret to have lived long enough to see my parents have a disappointment in the person I’ve become, but still love me unconditionally.”
“My biggest regret is letting my body image control my life, hell, it still is but I am working on it. I hate my body so much and I am really self conscious. No one can tell because usually I hide it. I wish I could change.. I regret eating a lot when I get bored.”
“I regret not choosing you, even if you would have hurt me in the long run. Maybe you wouldn’t have and we would of had an amazing life. Now I just settled. Just always wondering what could have been. My best friend is your cousin so I will always hear your name and see your parents. Your family is my family. But you’re too far away. Now we both have children. You have a new girlfriend and getting stationed in Hawaii. I love you and probably always will.”
“I regret marrying my husband. We have been married for a year and a half and it’s been awful. I cried myself to sleep on our wedding night, and it’s been the hardest 18 months of my life. I “don’t believe in divorce” and don’t want to just thrown in the towel because it’s hard… but I don’t see it changing anytime either. Either way I realize that my life will never be the same and I don’t look at the world the same way anymore. What I wouldn’t give to go back and break it off before we got married.”
“I didn’t think about you for years! When your friend requested to connect with me on Facebook, I saw you for the first time in so many years. I don’t obsess over you. I wish we could just meet to talk. Let me share with you what a messed up existence I was in . I was no good for anyone at the time, and glad you now have someone. I was surprised that you got married so quickly. I don’t care about that now. Just want you to be happy. I wish we could find closure.”
“I just got into a car accident at a red light because I rear-ended somebody.
I wasn’t paying attention.
They were driving a rental car and there was no damage (hit them at under 5mph), so they told me they won’t bring it up when they return the car and I don’t have to worry about insurance or anything. However, one of my friends was my passenger’s seat and I really care about her. I can’t stop thinking about how I put her in danger too by not being careful enough. I’m a nervous wreck right now.”
Male, 17 years old.