What to Divorce When You Are Divorcing: Regret

Mistakes were made.  Words were said that should not have been said.  Promises were broken.  Lies were told.  Arguments were started.  Discussions were ended.   Forgiveness was denied.  Love was withheld.   This is not just the story of your divorce; this is the story of every divorce.   There is nothing you can now do to change the ending.  Here is some insight on how you can begin turning the page on whatever regrets you may have:

 

16 Quotes about Regret

A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future.  – Oliver Goldsmith

 

Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret. — Miguel Angel Ruiz

 

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.  — Sivananda

 

I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations – one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it – you will regret both. — Soren Kierkegaard

 

It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret. — Jackie Joyner Kersey

 

If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time.  On no account brood over your wrongdoing.  Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.  – Aldous Huxley

 

When one door closes another opens.  But we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.  – Alexander Graham Bell

 

Always repenting of wrongs done will never bring my heart to rest. – Chi K’ang

 

Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it is good only for wallowing.  – Katherine Mansfield

 

I have always found that each step we take in life is to be regretted – if we once begin to wonder how many other steps might have been possible. – John Oliver Hobbes

 

Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.  – Charles Dickens

 

Your past is always going to be the way it was.  Stop trying to change it.  – Author Unknown

 

The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it.  If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.  – Tallulah Bankhead

 

We should have no regrets. The past is finished.  There is nothing to be gained by going over it.  Whatever it gave us in the experiences it brought us was something had to know.  – Rebecca Beard

 

One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past or in complaining against the changes which cause us discomfort, for change is the essence of life.  – Anatole France

 

We crucify ourselves between thieves: regret for yesterday and fear tomorrow.  – Fulton Oursler

 

This is an excerpt from What to Divorce When You Are Divorcing.  You can download a copy below:
What to Divorce When You are Divorcing

 

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