people most often wish they had done differently in their lives. The decision not to go to school feels worse when there are more ways to get there.
Emma Demar, a therapist, says that not going after goals because of limiting beliefs or what other people think can lead to regret and a lack of fulfilment in life.
Many older people regret that they didn't reach certain goals or take certain chances. 72% of people feel bad that they haven't lived up to their ideal selves.
38% of Americans over 50 wish they had taken more risks in their careers, 29% want to start their own business, and 21% want a second job to feel more fulfilled.
Too much work is also not good. Many people feel bad about working their whole lives. It's important to keep work and personal life in check.
Many people over 50 regret putting their relationships ahead of their careers. This is especially true for women, because they got married and had kids.
A study found that romantic regrets come in third, after regrets about education and career.
Therapist Lee Phillips says that long-term disconnection in relationships can lead to regrets. Talk to your partner about the lack of passion to bring it back.
Don't think you should have been more romantic in your relationships. Use small actions to show your partner you care and that you believe in them
Don't work all the time; you'll regret not spending time with your partner if you do. Stay interested, and show you care.