There’s no such thing as wasted time

A few days ago, someone said to me in reference to her soon-to-be ex-husband, “I can’t believe I wasted the last four years of my life on him.”

Her statement interested me because I’m not now, nor have I ever been, big on the idea of wasted time.  I really think that our experiences are meant to teach us something that we need to learn in order to move forward on our life’s path so I asked her “Why do think you wasted time?”

“Well,” she said. “In the beginning our marriage, he was really cool and sweet and lovable with me, but that only lasted a year.”

“And then how was he?”

“Lousy.  His drinking started getting worse and worse and then he started cheating on me with strippers.  I stayed with him because I kept hoping that he would go back to the way he was in the…

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  1. I really appreciate this post. I’m wondering what to make of my life mess right now. What can be repaired and what is “wasted” because of my alocholism.

    “The idea of a thing versus the reality of a thing causing conflict within someone.”

    That’s basically what I’m living right now.


    1. well, if i were in shoes, i’d get myself to a meeting or see some one whom i trust….the answers and solutions are inside of you — you just have to learn to trust them through slow and steady progress….

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