On Regret and Loss: The Challenges of Moving Forward

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One of the more difficult emotions to deal with is regret. The sense of having lost something, or done things we wish we had never done. Regret instils in us a harsh reality: that we cannot undo the past. It forces us to face the passage of time, the loss of what once was or could have been. It is a feeling that merges, often, with guilt or anger or despair. Regret can be difficult to experience…