Story archives - tag: "guilt"


We visited him in the hospital over 100 times during the last 14 years, but the one time we didn't go was the one time it counted.

tags: father death loss guilt [add]

2011-11-11 11:33:34 / Rating: 453.25 /

He can't harm you anymore

Even as you sobbed, we were all silently cheering the night your boyfriend died.

tags: abusive relationships car accident death guilt [add]

2010-10-28 09:57:15 / Rating: 548.75 /


The only reason I don't feel guilty about drinking at age 14 is because I helped save a family from their house burning down while on my way to the store to get beer.

tags: fire beer alcohol guilt help [add]

2010-04-13 14:09:43 / Rating: 580 /

so what?

The only year I refused to go to my neighbor's Easter party was the year she dropped dead during the party.

tags: guilt death neighbor brain aneurysm [add]

2010-01-14 11:09:25 / Rating: 475.5 /


A wave of guilt came over me as I watched the moth struggle in the spiderweb after it had be derailed from its path by the smoke I exhaled.

tags: death guilt [add]

2009-09-02 08:40:14 / Rating: 565 /


I said no, and he didn't stop, so I let him do it anyway so he wouldn't get even more aggressive.

tags: sex abuse guilt why [add]

2009-05-01 14:04:22 / Rating: 557.25 /


As I overheard my employees gossiping about how I "need to get laid," I had to wonder, would that prescription change if any of them knew I am a recovering sex addict.

tags: humor sex addiction hospital university guilt [add]

2009-04-30 10:08:06 / Rating: 866.75 /

i'd like to be credited as anyone but me.

His suicide note blamed me.

tags: suicide love death secret boyfriend guilt [add]

2009-04-10 12:57:05 / Rating: 914.75 /

Living Southern

I've never felt as guilty as when my mother took one look at me the weekend I lost my virginity on a class trip and said, "Something is different about you."

tags: high school mother guilt viginity [add]

2009-02-02 11:53:56 / Rating: 941.5 /

I'm sorry, frog

25 years later, I still feel guilty for shooting that leopard frog in the head with my BB gun.

tags: animal frog death gun guilt sad [add]

2008-10-24 13:21:40 / Rating: 742 /

call me goldie

Cheating on my boyfriend with a gorgeous French man wasn't all it was cut out to be.

tags: cheating love boyfriend guilt [add]

2008-08-06 15:09:57 / Rating: 567.75 /


My father almost died when I was 14 because I lied to my Mom, telling her there was nothing in the drawer where I found his suicide note.

tags: parents suicide guilt [add]

2008-07-29 12:17:42 / Rating: 599.5 /

I'm Sorry

He was looking right, but I was on the left.

tags: death accident guilt [add]

2008-06-23 13:59:34 / Rating: 605.25 /

Not Your Personal Assistant

I was only five and he was seven, but we were responsible.

tags: childhood guilt [add]

2008-06-09 12:21:37 / Rating: 515.75 /

Too Tall

It's hard lying to the parents who raised you to be an honest man, even for the sake of your little sister.

tags: lying family siblings guilt [add]

2008-05-08 17:31:50 / Rating: 572.5 /


After crushing the tiny spider with a roll of painters tape I felt a sudden pang of guilt knowing that I had ended a life for no reason other than my own silly phobia.

tags: spider guilt death [add]

2008-05-07 13:48:56 / Rating: 657.75 /

futura yellow

She hung herself with the purse I gave her for Christmas.

tags: suicide guilt loss forgiveness closet best friend [add]

2008-04-28 12:11:33 / Rating: 942.25 /


I stole a pack of gum from a grocery store when I was eight, but felt so guilty about it that I left the pack on the windowsill outside.

tags: childhood theft gum guilt [add]

2008-03-30 08:48:12 / Rating: 658 /

Bad Friend

As I watched my best friend gurgle, splutter, choke, and struggle unsuccessfully for air for over a minute, then pass out face floor on the ground, I thought, "Maybe I should hit her on the back or something."

tags: guilt panic choke near-death bad friend [add]

2008-03-12 17:46:32 / Rating: 548.25 /

Tek Moreson

I stole his wallet, but the picture of his little girl caused me to feel guilty for the first time in a very long time.

tags: stealing guilt pickpocketing remorse [add]

2007-11-02 14:40:56 / Rating: 683.25 /

happy 25th birthday BRYAN, love mom

Insignificant, I am the mother of a 25-year-old son for whom I neither baked a cake nor mailed a birthday card--I did call him--and I want you to know that perhaps your mother feels as guilty as I do about it and that we LOVE YOU--our precious sons--despite our laziness.

tags: motherhood birthday failure guilt laziness 1S response [add]

2007-10-15 14:39:45 / Rating: 725.75 /


It was the third morning in a row she had awoken from the same dream and knew, as she looked at her boyfriend sleeping next to her, that dreaming about another guy shouldn't have felt so right.

tags: guilt love relationships dreams [add]

2007-09-13 13:52:38 / Rating: 676.5 /


I spend every day hoping someone in my community dies so that I can finish my 10-funeral-observation before I go back to school in August.

tags: death hope guilt [add]

2007-08-23 18:08:15 / Rating: 603 /


I was her babysitter, her superhero, her mentor, her protector, her beloved father-figure all her life up to the day I molested her.

tags: guilt shame betrayal regret self-hate [add]

2007-07-16 15:27:26 / Rating: 682.75 /


Eight months ago I deleted each and every one of her online profiles using the password she entrusted me to use if she committed suicide, and two hours ago I gave her advice on being a good person.

tags: poser guilt [add]

2007-07-10 14:21:44 / Rating: 421.25 /


His rental contract didn't include bill payment, but I took disproportionate pleasure in making him feel so guilty about the size of the fuel bill that he paid me some money towards it anyway.

tags: guilt rent bills [add]

2007-06-19 11:06:30 / Rating: 401.5 /


He threw the condom out the car door when we were finished over a year ago, but I still feel guilty that I didn't stop him from littering.

tags: pollution sex guilt [add]

2007-06-13 15:14:06 / Rating: 741.5 /


I am heart-sick because, like many parents of children with profound disabilities, my most secret and unspoken prayer is "Dear God, please let me outlive my child."

tags: disability death parenting guilt [add]

2007-06-04 10:06:58 / Rating: 1141.5 /

would you put a name on this?

It wasn't until the eulogy ended that I realized I had been thinking about porn instead of listening.

tags: funeral porn guilt [add]

2007-05-24 23:43:50 / Rating: 1596 /


I had sex with her boyfriend and I haven't the heart to tell her.

tags: cheating sex guilt secrets [add]

2007-03-27 14:03:09 / Rating: 651 /