Wednesday 21 February 2018

Women’s top ten life regrets revealed

Girl lying on the bed covering face by hand
Girl lying on the bed covering face by hand
Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

Ending up with the wrong person and failing to shift the pounds are some of the biggest regrets experienced by women throughout life a new study has revealed.

Research found that many women regret not pushing themselves further educationally and a large proportion are disappointed that they didn’t travel enough before embarking on their careers.

The study polled over 1000 women and found that although one in ten would do things differently, 75pc believe that life experience has built character.

The research, conducted by Diet Coke, found that 20pc of women wish they had been a better daughter while one in ten felt that they could have been a better mother.

The survey also found that 7pc of women regret not having had an affair at some point in their lives, while 5pc believe they did not marry or settle down soon enough.

One in five women also felt they were not spontaneous enough, while 21pc regretted not spending the night with someone they shouldn’t have.

Top ten life regrets experienced by women

Not trying hard enough (34pc)

Not losing weight on a diet (34pc)

Choosing the wrong career path (32pc)

Not getting on the property ladder (22pc)

Spending the night with someone they shouldn’t have (21pc)

Not being spontaneous enough (20pc)

Not being a good enough friend (20pc)

Not being a better daughter (18pc)

Not travelling before starting a family (13pc)

Not having children (11pc)

Not being a better mum (10pc)

Texting someone they shouldn’t have after a night out (9pc)

Not having a dream wedding (8pc)

Having an affair (7pc)

Getting married/settling down (5pc)

Focusing too much on my career (4pc)

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