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What kinds of difficult choices have you had in your life?

Asked by wundayatta (58571points) February 11th, 2010

I’m looking for events in your life where you really had no idea which option to choose. What was the situation? What were your choices? What did you choose?

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Anon_Jihad's avatar

Ben & Jerry. Those assholes have caused so many mentally violent states of stoned indecision, while I stared through the cooler at the multitudes of orgasm-inducing flavors, unable to pick any one of them over the others. Except for that Chunky Monkey one or whatever, that tastes like anus.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Coming out of the closet was really hard. Telling people close to me about my sexuality was terrifying at times since I didn’t know what their reactions would be. I had no idea if they would remain friends or not.

Telling the woman who was then my wife and the mother of my children was not an easy thing to do. I didn’t know if she would take the kids and run and never let me see them again or not.

Thankfully, coming out was one of the 2 best things I’ve ever done in my life (the other was getting sober). I now have great relationships with all my kids and their mother, and I have personal relationships based on honesty and integrity.

Blackberry's avatar

I debated divorcing my now ex-wife for a long time while we were living together. I could write a book about how bad that marriage was, but I decided to do it anyways since it had only been a year and a half. It worked out great and I don’t regret it all, I appreciate my freedom much more now after that ordeal.

phoebusg's avatar

The daily choice of being happy. Balancing the flee to the future, and experiencing the now.

J0E's avatar

I do nothing in those situations, and this is why I suck at life.

ducky_dnl's avatar

I chose not to be on antidepressants and anxiety medication. I think depression and anxiety is an emotional and spiritual need that needs to be met. Not a chemical imbalance. That’s what’s wrong with the world. We over medicate every little thing.

Your_Majesty's avatar

When I have to choose between social degree and science degree with limited budget.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@hawaii_jake What a great testimonial. Good for you. I’m glad things have turned out the way they did for you.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Choices about people are two of the most recent ones and the hardest yet.

Cruiser's avatar

The hardest choice I remember having to make was at 10 yrs old when my dad offered me guitar lessons or piano lessons….I naturally chose piano since my dad is a phenom piano player. I had an annoying piano teacher and hated all 4 years of it recitals and all. When I turned 14 I took all my allowance and bought an electric guitar and taught myself how to play and #% years later I still LOVE my guitar!!

SuperMouse's avatar

I came to this thread with the intention of talking about my decision to leave my husband. Then I read the description and realized that I knew all along which choice I was going to make, it was more about getting up the nerve to do it.

I have had career related choices that were quite difficult for me. When I was in my 20’s all I wanted was to get a job with a movie studio. I applied and applied and finally a friend of a friend pulled some strings and got me an interview. I was offered a job with Sony Pictures. Once I had the offer in hand I agonized over whether I should do it or not. It would have been with a studio but it would have also meant a huge commute daily and giving up some things that really meant a lot to me. In the end I did not accept the job. Even though I still get a shiver at the thought of the cabinet full of Oscars staring at me when I got off the elevator for the interview, I believe I made the right choice.

Bugabear's avatar

Soup or salad.

Anon_Jihad's avatar

@Bugabear Dude, Olive Garden’s got your ass covered!

Sophief's avatar

Whether to take the chance and be with boyfriend for real. Whether to disown my father or not.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

Well, this may seem trivial to some of the more serious decisions some of you have had to make, but for me it was whether or not to have my beloved cat of 10 years put to sleep. Without going into detail here, her declining health over several months ended in my having to determine what was the right thing to do. I cried at work..I cried at home. But in the end, I knew that she wasn’t going to get any better, & her quality of life was gone. I did it because I loved her so much. That was about 6 years ago, & I still miss her terribly. To me, that was a decision that I’ll never make again, because I no longer have the desire to have a pet. It’s too painful,

desiree333's avatar

Whether or not I want to risk missing a good part during a movie for a pee break.

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