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Old 09-06-2008, 01:44 PM   #21
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Wow, if I start, I may never finish!!

My main regret would be that I didn't spend more time with my mom!!
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:53 PM   #22
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Who is Brian Wilk?
An ex who was nothing but trouble and heartache.

Bt, you're such I dork
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Old 09-06-2008, 03:33 PM   #23
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Funny this thread should come along at this time. I've been thinking a lot about my past and regrets, if any.

As a child my family was about as dysfunctional as it gets and, at age 8, I was trust into the role of caregiver/caretaker of my 4 younger siblings. THAT I don't regret because I was able to keep them from falling off the deep end. Actually, at the death of our father, I became the legal guardian of my two youngest siblings, my sisters.

My first marriage was less than ideal, but the silver lining was that I have three wonderful children.

Now, as far as regrets...well, the obvious. I regret that I won't be spending the rest of my life with Buck. He loved me deeply and made sure that I knew it for 32 years. He treated me better than anyone has ever treated me. I was truly blessed.

Only one other regret and that is that Buck and I never had a child/children together. It was never possible, but I would like to have some "part" of him alive today. Although, I love his two sons as much as if I'd given birth to them, so there's comfort in that.

Buck's oldest son looks and acts just like him. Same body build, same blue eyes, same intelligence, same sense of humor, same strength.

Over the years I've believed in two things:

- Everything happens for a reason
- No experience is bad, unless you learn nothing from it

Thanks for the thread, rubiks.
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Old 09-06-2008, 05:21 PM   #24
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- No experience is bad, unless you learn nothing from it

i like that ...
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Old 09-07-2008, 04:54 PM   #25
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DH and I were talking about this the other day.....
We shoulda worked out butts off and MADE lots of money from age 18-25 instead of spending it.. before we had kids.
Then we wouldn't be trying to get ourselves out of the stupid hole we dug back then right NOW!!!
DUH.
Jeeks I hope 30 is the new 20..... I just may be ok by 40 if I get an extra 10 years!
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:09 PM   #26
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no regrets, but if I think of one, it's not too late to fix it or do it now if it is something I missed. There is too much living to do to fill it with regrets. SO, go live life!
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:32 PM   #27
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I regret ever having started smoking. I started when I was 11 and smoked for 35 years. My biggest regret and guilt trip is having smoked around my kids. What was I thinking? I see this now and it makes me want to say something to the parent. No one told us anything about not smoking around kids, second-hand smoke or smoking during pregnancy. I never thought about the fact that my kids were breathing smoke. I haven't suffered any bad effects and quit cold turkey (best thing I ever did for myself but later than I should have.)
My daughter had migraines til a couple of years ago and my son has allergies. Both are in their mid 40's and I always wonder if my smoking had something to do with it. I will always feel regret and guilt. No one in my family ever smoked, not my husband or my kids. I'm so glad I quit but still..........
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:05 PM   #28
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i don't have a long list of regrets. life is to short for coulda shounda.

did the best as i could when decisions were made.

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Old 09-07-2008, 10:02 PM   #29
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I have waited a long time to answer this thread, as I am 61 years old, been married 3 times, and have more regrets than you can imagine.

Thing being, it's no good to dwell on the past. Instead, think of how you can do better in the future.

We were all put here for a purpose. It's never too late.
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:23 PM   #30
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I have waited a long time to answer this thread, as I am 61 years old, been married 3 times, and have more regrets than you can imagine.

Thing being, it's no good to dwell on the past. Instead, think of how you can do better in the future.

We were all put here for a purpose. It's never too late.
Amen. I believe the only time regrets should be aired is if they can help others to learn from your mistakes, or help you not to repeat them. I learned a long time ago not to play the "what if" game. Besides, it goes both ways.

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