This time around, I have a girlfriend who is patiently helping me understand that it's not fair to her, and that it has a negative implication on us when I cramp her style." Tip: Use your regrets as motivation to do things differently the next time you're with someone.
"You're ahead of the game if you can learn from the past and not make the same mistake twice," says Muchnick.
These are their stories, along with tips from experts on how truly wise guys can learn from their experiences in order to avoid making those same mistakes in the future.
Ish Major, psychiatrist and author of "I took my first long-term girlfriend for granted," admits Virginian Mike, 41."She was right next to me every day and I never asked her out.We had the best times just hanging out at the office. But a year ago, she started dating a guy and is madly in love with him. She was the one who got away." Tip: The study found that men tended to more keenly regret what they — seize romantic opportunities as they arise!For women, the expression of emotion — in this case, the feeling of regret — may come more naturally and be less socially taboo.The reality is that men too may harbor regret about their relationships, but they just might not let you know about it." "I work with a beautiful woman and had a huge crush on her," says Marylander Mark, 30.