New study found if you want to avoid regret, put romance before work

A new study out of Northwestern University says if you want to avoid regret, you should put romance before work.

In an article on, marketing professor Neal Roese described the research he and his colleagues conducted for the study.

Roese and his colleagues surveyed 500 American adults about their biggest regrets, and then analyzed their answers to find commonalities.

The researchers found most people's deepest regrets focused on personal relationships.

The study was published last week in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, and the researchers reported that love regrets outnumbered work regrets by more than 2 to 1.

They also report most of the people surveyed regretted things about interactions with family too, including parents, siblings, and children.

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