Learning To Let Go Of Regrets

July 19, 2012 by  
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I often write about things that haunt me.  It’s my way to share my path and process.  As I learn how to untangle myself from my emotional handicaps – which are universal – I write about the methods and results.

Today, I want to write about something I’ve learned quickly and well: letting go of regrets.  To me this particular lesson was a sink or swim. Let me give you an example.  When I lived in NYC, I was married to a man for 11 years.  I made a youthful mistake – I was 20 years-old when we got married.  Within the first year of marriage, I already knew I was not happy, he was not happy, and we would never be happy together.  But, I stayed for another 10 years.  I stayed because I kept thinking that maybe I could turn the mistake into something positive.  I stayed because each year that passed, I thought I had more invested and therefore had to try harder to make something of it.  And I stayed, because I was afraid of making a mistake by leaving.  In essence, all the wrong reasons for staying in a relationship.

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