Some people claim to live without regrets…and while that sounds lovely, I’m not sure it also sounds realistic. Regret certainly shouldn’t keep you up at night, but it’s a natural byproduct of life. If you’ve been on the dating scene long enough, it’s highly likely you have a couple “Oh, I wish I hadn’t done that” moments. And darling, never fear–because we’ve all experienced moments such as those.
- Maybe you regret telling too much of your personal business on a first date.
- Maybe you regret sleeping with someone too soon.
- Maybe you regret dating someone even though your gut said not to.
- Shoot, maybe you regret dating altogether!
Think of this as a dating regrets focus group. Perhaps by sharing some of your own dating faux pas, you can prevent other readers from making the same boo-boos. Look at it as our own unofficial dating survey. Or perhaps even an “online armchair counseling.”
The beauty in mistakes is that if we choose to see them in a (more) positive light, they can be a real learning experience.
“We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.” (Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience)
So tell us, teacher, what do YOU regret? More importantly, what did you learn from it?