Dr. Laura
Dr. Laura, America's #1 Relationship Talk Radio Host
On: SiriusXM Triumph Channel 111
Call 1-800-DR LAURA (1-800-375-2872) 11am - 2pm PT
Letters From Listeners
Listen Up Young Women!
Listen Up Young Women!
10/01/2018

If anyone could do 10 things to mess up her life, I have done more than that. I got married too young postponing my education, had babies right away, mismanaged money, divorced, remarried. You name it, I did it. I have so many regrets: I worked from day one as an executive assistant. I finally got my college degree at age 40, but it doesn't seem to have given me any advantages.  I am very good at what I do and I receive a lot of praise for my work, but no real advancement. I work around incredibly accomplished women and I can't help but think what could have been for me.

However, my biggest regret is I put my children through day care, an absent father, an indifferent stepfather, the hell of my bad marriage and divorce, not to mention my exhaustion and stress, just to name a few. We were on our own the last few years of their high school and it was infinitely better and we got along so well and became very close. Most of the time, I am paralyzed by the guilt of what I put them through. I missed so much of their young lives while I worked at dead-end jobs and focused my attention on the wrong man trying desperately to get him to love me.

My sons are incredible young men, husbands and fathers. I have no doubt they love me and they have expressed they believe I did the best I could with bad circumstances. Still, I can't forgive myself and the pain is excruciating.

Eileen

Tags: Behavior, Dating, Divorce, Gratitude, Marriage, Relationships, Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives, Values
PERMALINK | EMAIL | PRINT | RSS  Subscribe
< Back to Letters From Listeners Archives
Make an Appointment
Stay Connected
or connect at a place below
Normal Gear
Latest Poll
What was your favorite food as a kid?
Archives  |  Results
Programs
About Dr. Laura
Letters
E-mail of the Day
From Listeners
Audio & Video
YouTube Videos
Stay at Home
Parenting
Relationships
Simple Savings
Work at Home
Tip of the Week
Subscription
Membership
Help & Support
Family Premium Help Center
Podcast Help
Contact Us
Legal
Terms of Use
© 2019 DrLaura.com. Take on the Day, LLC
Dr. Laura is a registered trademark of Take On The Day, LLC.
Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy
Powered By Nox Solutions