This post is difficult to write because I think most people like to live life without regrets. I don’t regret many things in my life–each decision and event helped shape me to become the person I am today. It also led to the place in life I am at today.
If I really had to dig deep and “delete” something from my life it would be moving in with my first serious adult boyfriend. I absolutely needed to move out of the apartment I lived in with my family, at the time our situation was not healthy for us as a family unit. Taking time away from them helped us rebuild our relationships with each other. Adult women just can’t be crammed together in one place for too long!
Anyway, back to the main topic. I shouldn’t have lived with him. I should have found a female college student to be my roommate. Living together caused the relationship to last much longer than it ever should have. I was too young, the relationship was too new for the seriousness of co-habitation. But it happened, and the experience allowed me to gain a mature perspective on relationships. The experience helped me to create a more secure and meaningful relationship with Kyle.