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What has been the hardest decision you've ever had to make?

Asked by vocalthoughts (370points) January 9th, 2011

Coming off a response I made to this ..I got to thinking about this:

I think it’s safe to say the choices we make play a major part in our lives. I currently have a few to make at the moment which I know will be quite pivotal moments in a year or more from now.

I feel as if this is something everyone can relate to. I mean, we’ve all been there at some point OR are the right now, right?

So, what has been the hardest decision you’ve ever had to make? Or even the most influential one to your life?

ANDDD, do you feel as if you made the right decision?

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tranquilsea's avatar

Moving to a new province when I was 7 months pregnant with our 3rd child. That was a very difficult decision but it ended up being the best thing for our family.

janbb's avatar

Two: Confronting my abuser and leaving a toxic job in a family business.

blueiiznh's avatar

The hardest decisions were the ones I did not make when I should have.
For me it was a hard decision that manifested itself into an easy decision.

Leaving a toxic abusive relationship was the easiest decision in hindsight, once things crossed a line. It was easy at that point, but hard to decide it before that line was crossed.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Deciding to quit drinking was the hardest thing I’ve ever done and by far the best thing I’ve ever done.

faye's avatar

Divorcing my husband.

SavoirFaire's avatar

I had to choose between my girlfriend and my chosen career in college. I went with the girlfriend and found a new major. Married the girl, like the new career better than the old one.

No regrets!

ItalianPrincess1217's avatar

Leaving my husband and starting a new life with someone else was a huge decision and is still actively effecting me currently. Although it’s difficult to overcome, I still know it was the right decision for me in the end.

shniernan's avatar

The most difficult decision I have ever made was keeping control of myself when my girl left me. Not for anger. The words I was going to say were “I can’t believe you’d leave me. Not here, not now. After everything and all you know… now?”

The words I said were “I believe you, and I still love you. Enough, in fact, to put your happiness first, and let you be with whoever makes you happy, whether it’s me or not.”

The second was doing nothing while we passed in and out of each others lives each day, and while she changed and had fun and went out, I remained the same. An emotional statue. FML, why can’t she see what I see?

nikipedia's avatar

Choosing a grad school, knowing it would affect my career for the rest of my life.

Breaking up with my boyfriend and acknowledging that love doesn’t really conquer everything.

gondwanalon's avatar

In college I didn’t get the grades necessary to get into veterinary school. I looked around to see what options were available for me with a B.A. degree in Zoology. I was bummed out, disappointed, tired and a little desperate. I turned away from my dream and side-stepped into the field of Medical Technology which has offered me challenges and the satisfaction of helping doctors and human patients. After over 30 years I have no regrets.

MartinDep's avatar

I have resigned from the job with the start of 2011when job opportunities are facing a great recession here. I want to dedicate all my time to my studies, now I’m to prove that my decision is right. If I get a best grip on the complex topics, I am sure I will get the job again at good position.

filmfann's avatar

I took a weekend to decide whether or not to go to war with my boss.
I knew if I did, I would never want to become a manager for my company, and I knew he would do everything he could to get me fired.
I went to war, and won on a TKO. It has been 14 years, and I still have nightmares about it.
It was, however, the right decision.

Jeruba's avatar

Whether and when to let nature take its course with my father. He had lung cancer and then developed pneumonia while already hospitalized.

Twenty-five years later my siblings and I faced the same question with my mother. I can’t say that it was any easier, really, but we were older and had more experience and perspective.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Leaving my ex-husband.

Crossroadsgrl's avatar

my marriage…

I did the right thing…and I will suffer the conseguences of that right thing I guess for a bit…but I did the right thing

Ranood's avatar

I have To Write A paragraph About ‘The Hardest Decide’ And I Can’t Found it

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