Of all the ways we have found to hurt ourselves, the worst has been through love. We are suffering because of someone who doesn't love us, or someone has left us, or someone who won't leave us. If we are alone, it is because no one wants us; if we are married, we transform the marriage into slavery. What the terrible thing!
Regrets are not excuses for inaction.
If I had to give you one piece of advice it would be this: don't be intimidated by other peoples' opinions.