What Do We Do With Regret?

Leo Babauta talks about why we have regret, how we can get past it, and agrees, it’s not as easy as it sounds.

Staying Home

Mike Fiorito dreams of his father, and all he wants to say to him

Why Men Experience Post O Regret

Dr. Stephen Petteruti explains the brain science behind the emotional downside of the male refractory period.

Divorced Man Gives Great Advice In Letter About The Importance Of Loving A Woman To The Fullest

A humbled man gives epic advice to other men, on how to really love a wife.

Saying Goodbye: Why it’s Okay to Leave Some People in the Past

Yael Kaufman on handling the loss of relationships

Looking Back and Letting Go with Safety Not Guaranteed

Safety Not Guaranteed mixes deadpan comedy, love, and scifi to look at how our past can cast a shadow on our present, but only as much as we allow.

What Do You Do If You’ve Wrecked Your Life?

George Davis once wrecked his life. And he shares what he has learned about the way to climb out of the wreckage.

Gallifrey Falls No More: How Our Greatest Moments are Born from Our Deepest Regrets

How the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Who taught Anthony Doubek about regret.


Nothing says “sorry” like a fist.

When Being a Parent Makes You a Bad Person

Michael Noll had to learn—the hard way—that raising children comes with the risk and the temptation of becoming a bad person.

It’s a Saturday, and Your Granny is Dying

“Your dad sent you an e-mail asking if you had photos for the DVD they’ll play at the funeral; your aunt has asked you to go ahead and write her obituary. You don’t write it yet. You are absolutely incapable of writing about her in past tense.”

Things I Regret

Tom Brechlin on taking things for granted, his father, and coming to terms with his biggest regret.

Adolescent Regrets: Call for Submission Due 7/13

What do you regret from your teen years? If you could go back, what would you do differently?

Stolen: A Letter from a Prisoner Serving Life without Parole

Spoon Jackson does not define himself as a murderer, but by what he has done in the days since. How do you see him?

Dear John: My Co-Worker Makes Me Feel Dirty

A germaphobe coworker, a boyfriend who used to see escorts, and a regretful past of bullying.

3 Secrets to Dating the Single Co-Parenting Dad

Single dads are fiercely committed to their little ones saying, by action and by word, “you are loved.”