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Adults reveal the biggest regrets from their childhood

‘I pretended I was straight until I was 17’: Adults reveal the biggest regrets from their past – from being a bully to failing to see dying relatives

  • People from around the world shared their biggest regrets from childhood 
  • Posting on Whisper, many said they didn’t see a loved one before they died 
  • One person said taking drugs at a young age has impacted their mental health 


We’ve all done foolish things in our younger years, but some people’s regrets are still haunting them and having an impact on their lives years down the line. 

People from around the world have taken to anonymous sharing app Whisper to share them mistakes from their childhood that they look back on with regret, and how it’s changed them as an adult.

One person confessed they pretended to be straight until the age of 17, while another said they are now unhappily married after saying yes to the first man who showed them interest. 

Elsewhere an adult who is now managing mental health issues, admitted they regret taking drugs at a young age.

People from around the world have taken to Whisper to share the biggest regrets from their childhood – including one person who pretended to be straight until the age of 17 

Eye for an eye! An individual from New Jersey, who bullied others after themselves being bullied confessed that they wish they could take back their actions

Eye for an eye! An individual from New Jersey, who bullied others after themselves being bullied confessed that they wish they could take back their actions 

One person, whose location is unknown, admitted they fear the drugs they took at a young age has contributed to their poor mental health as an adult

One person, whose location is unknown, admitted they fear the drugs they took at a young age has contributed to their poor mental health as an adult 

Another Whisper user said their biggest mistake was shaving off one of their eyebrows as it still hasn't grown back

Another Whisper user said their biggest mistake was shaving off one of their eyebrows as it still hasn’t grown back 

Love lost! A woman, from Canada, who married the first man that showed her interest revealed they are now in an unhappy marriage

Love lost! A woman, from Canada, who married the first man that showed her interest revealed they are now in an unhappy marriage  

One person admitted that the tattoo they once thought was cool now looks terrible and they hate it

One person admitted that the tattoo they once thought was cool now looks terrible and they hate it 

Another individual, from Texas, said they regret not reporting their father to the authorities for abusing them as a child

Another individual, from Texas, said they regret not reporting their father to the authorities for abusing them as a child 

Speak up! A Whisper user, from Canada, admitted they struggle to ask for help after developing the habit as a child

Speak up! A Whisper user, from Canada, admitted they struggle to ask for help after developing the habit as a child 

One person, from Wisconsin, said they regret how they treated their mother because she didn't deserve it

One person, from Wisconsin, said they regret how they treated their mother because she didn’t deserve it 

Another individual shared the regret of cutting their own hair, while adding that it isn't uncommon for women

Another individual shared the regret of cutting their own hair, while adding that it isn’t uncommon for women 

Priorities out of order! A Whisper user, who was too busy to see their cousin before their death, confessed that they've struggled to forgive them self

Priorities out of order! A Whisper user, who was too busy to see their cousin before their death, confessed that they’ve struggled to forgive them self 

One person said they feel like they missed out on many great experiences and memories because they were shy growing up

One person said they feel like they missed out on many great experiences and memories because they were shy growing up

Another individual admitted they didn't like being a teenager and regret having sex with the person they chose to loose their virginity with

Another individual admitted they didn’t like being a teenager and regret having sex with the person they chose to loose their virginity with 

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