However, I do not regret never having married Holly. I do not regret divorcing my first wife. I not only do not regret having fathered a daughter, but I think it was the best thing that happened to me in my life, and as much as her mother turned out to be a great disappointment to me, I know that it is not something she chose to do, so I do not regret staying with her until my daughter became and adult.
I do not regret that I am effectively single now. In fact, I love it. There is so much more that I have done, free of these "ball and chains". There is so much more that I will do, as you will see here in the coming year. If anything, I regret having wasted a year of my life on Holly and 10 years of my life on Hang, though I learned much from the experiences.
This is not to say that I did not love them, because I did love love, very much. However, that kind of love is not enough. There are other more powerful loves, like the love of a parent for a child, and the love of fighting for what is right. With Holly, I would have been yacked to death by her endless yapping and bored to death with her complete failure to understand anything that requires knowledge and reason. With Hang, I would have been imprisoned by her love, unable to see the world, fight for those things I believe in, learn those things I wanted to learn, and then, sadly, I would have never become a father.
I wouldn't change any of that if it meant I could not have and be what I have and am now.