Found the quote below on another site and thought it quite true to life.
I was recently thinking of all the things i have done (or havent done) that i regret over the last 5 years. Moving away from home to live with my partner (now hubby) too soon, not being there for my daughter enough, not putting my money aside and putting it all into the marriage, selling the only house i have ever truely loved etc etc etc. This puts it all into perspective. I can always start over again and money isnt everything, just have to believe, be stong and see it all as a new start, a new era, a new beginning. Life is for living and we are only on this planet once, there is no dress rehearsal. Seems eaiser said than done i know, but i am going to keep the quote below in my mind and hope it will help me choose the right direction.
''People often take longer to get over their divorce because they are bitter that their ex has taken the best years of their lives and then dumped them. Rather than moving on and embracing the pleasures of each decade they look back with regret that their best years have been diminished. Accepting that each decade supplies its own pleasures and rewards and seeking them out is the key to resolving this battle with your lost past. It's not wasted or ruined it's simply gone. As is everyone else's. All you have is now, and perhaps tomorrow, and the only thing preventing you making this the best year of your life is your own perception''.