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I have a little secret for you. You can feel regret even when you make the right decision.
Why? Because even if you make a change that is best for your life and for those around you, you will be giving something up. Something dies.
Need to change careers? After the transition to a new job, you may still miss you colleagues and many aspects of what you did before.
A relationship is not going to work for the long term?
After the break, you may still miss your loved-one and the many great qualities of that person.
For me, realizing that this melancholy for that which no longer obtains does not necessarily mean you made a wrong decision. You may just feel the loss of the good things about the situation or person.
So don’t lose heart. Loss is a part of life and something we all experience. Feeling that loss doesn’t mean you made a mistake. What’s more, with time, the melancholy tends to fade away as your new life gathers speed.