I have to say when first reading this article on regrets of those over 50, I felt more than a little sad. Sad for the people who were now so regretful and saddened by the idea that there might be so much dormant regret awaiting couples in particular as, later in life, they see begin to see their marriages as a source of some remorse. An odd reaction for someone who works with people who struggle with relationship problems you might think… But when you really think about it, more often than not I tend to see people who are generally trying to avoid regret.
In the scheme of things though; an 18% regret rate in the over 50s regarding their marriage isn’t really that high. Certainly I imagined it to be higher. I wonder however, what the percentage might have been if the question posed was: “Do you regret not changing something about your marriage?”. I suspect it would be a figure that was much more statistically significant.
I agree with the sentiment below but I would add; change is the enemy of regret!