Queen Elizabeth II Reportedly Said the Cutest Thing to Archie Over Zoom

Queen Elizabeth and her youngest great-grandchild, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, may live an ocean apart now that his parents, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, have relocated to Los Angeles, but that doesn’t mean they’re not keeping in touch. On Zoom, of course.

During a reported call to celebrate her birthday (which was April 21), the queen made a sweet remark about one of Archie’s signature traits. Per royal reporter Katie Nicholl in an article for The Times of London, Queen Elizabeth remarked that the 1-year-old had inherited his father’s red hair. Archie and Prince Harry are basically twins if you look back at old baby photos. (Below, see Prince Harry on the left and Archie on the right.)

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Nicholl also gave some other new details about Archie’s life in L.A. “Archie is a happy and sweet baby, full of love and joy, and it’s contagious,” she said. “He is active and pulling himself up on everything with a great determination to walk.”

It sounds like things are going as well as can be expected for the Sussex family during their time in quarantine. Markle and Prince Harry are reportedly “just enjoying watching Archie experience so many milestones” and “have spent a lot of time together as a family during the lockdown, and it’s been a magical time.”

May has brought many happy moments for Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and baby Archie. The couple threw a low-key party for their son’s first birthday on May 6, with mom baking a cake and dad setting up the decorations. Then, Markle and Prince Harry reportedly celebrated their second wedding anniversary on May 19 with margaritas, Mexican food, and very sweet gifts. “Meghan designed Harry’s card, and hand-wrote a beautiful, sentimental message inside expressing her love for him,” a source told Us Weekly. “Harry surprised Meghan with a huge, stunning bouquet of roses and a ring, which she loves.”

Rachel Lindsay Explains What She and Hannah Brown Discussed After the N-Word Incident

Earlier this month, Rachel Lindsay spoke out after fellow former Bachelorette Hannah Brown used the N-word while singing along to a song on Instagram Live.

Lindsay said she spoke to Brown directly about why she was “personally hurt and offended” by the comments and also expressed disappointment that Brown chose to release a statement rather than address the incident more directly.

And now, Lindsay is revealing more details about the conversations and texts she had with Brown. “When Hannah and I talked, she wanted to know what my thought was as to what she should do. She said, ‘I want to ask you.’ And she was very remorseful. She was very upset. She was embarrassed. She was admitting she was wrong, and she said she wanted to go on a Live,” she told Nick Viall on his podcast, per E! News. “She was going to go first and then bring me on. Twice, she got off the phone with me to tell me, ‘OK, I’m going to go do it. I’m just going to go get ready.’ Hours later, nothing. Then, we would talk on the phone. And then, hours later, nothing again until it was ultimately decided she wanted to do a statement.”

Brown’s statement read, “I owe you all a major apology. There is no excuse and I will not justify what I said. I have read your messages and seen the hurt I have caused. I own it all. I am terribly sorry and know that whether in public or private, this language is unacceptable. I promise to do better.”

Lindsay further explained why she was disappointed in that statement. “The reason it disappointed me so much that Hannah decided to give a statement is because—her words—’A statement would be insincere.’ Hannah said that. ‘It felt icky to give a statement,'” she explained. “And I believed her when she said it. And it was her team that was advising her to give a statement. And she said, in her heart, she didn’t feel it was that way, and she felt that God had wanted her to use her platform for a bigger purpose. And she was going to step up and do that. So, to see her ultimately text me and say, ‘I’m going to give a statement’ was extremely disappointing because, you yourself, said that that was insincere. So why did you therefore decide to do an insincere action? I’m very confused by that.”

Rachel Lindsay also received some criticism online that she was not supporting women by calling out Hannah Brown on her actions—but she wasn’t afraid to address that commentary, as well.

“But what else do you see when you see me? I’m black! I’m black. I’m black first and then I’m a woman. I am a black woman,” she told Viall. “It’s not about women supporting women. It’s about me representing myself as a black woman, and it is a derogatory term that is used against to oppress black people. So how, as being a black person, do I not speak out about this? It just baffles my mind. ‘You should be showing Hannah grace?’ Why isn’t that used on the flip side of things, you know? It’s crazy.”

Mary-Kate Olsen And Olivier Sarkozy’s Relationship and Divorce: A Complete Timeline

Mary-Kate Olsen has officially filed for divorce from Olivier Sarkozy, a banker who is the half-brother of the former French president Nicolas Sarkozy.

According to sources, the 33-year-old fashion mogul and 50-year-old banker ultimately couldn’t agree on what they wanted their future to look like. Sources have said she wanted to have children, while he was content with his three adult children from a previous marriage. Reports also suggest that he wanted her to be more of a “stay-at-home wife,” and didn’t understand her dedication to her business ventures.

Olsen and Sarkozy have been married for five years, but together for eight after meeting in 2012. The couple has been notoriously private, but here’s everything we do know about their relationship, from when they met to their split.

Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy attend New York Knicks game on November 9, 2012

James Devaney

April-November 2012: Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy reportedly first met at a party in April 2012, and things moved pretty quickly from there. They were eventually photographed cuddling at a New York Knicks versus Dallas Mavericks game at Madison Square Garden in November, which confirmed the relationship publicly.

February 2014: Sarkozy allegedly popped the question with a vintage Cartier ring valued at $81,250. Mary-Kate accepts and the wedding planning begins.

November 2015: The couple tied the knot in a private Manhattan ceremony, with just 50 people in attendance. “Party decor consisted of bowls and bowls filled with cigarettes, and everyone smoked the whole night,” a source told Pate Six at the time. Not much else is known, as guests were required to hand over their phones upon entering.

Olivier Sarkozy and Mary-Kate Olsen attend an art party and auction at Sotheby’s on October 11, 2017.

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Fans Think Taylor Swift Is Behind That ‘Killing Eve’ Cover of ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ — Who Is Jack Leopards & the Dolphin Club

Taylor Swift gave a shoutout to a cover of “Look What You Made Me Do” from the May 24 episode of Killing Eve, and it might not have been that news-worthy if it weren’t for the mysterious band that performed it.

Swift stans went down a Twitter rabbit hole when they learned the song was credited to Jack Leopards & the Dolphin Club, a group with no other music history that seemingly materialized out of thin air. They concluded that Swift, her brother Austin, and Jack Antonoff were behind the track as a way to outsmart the music industry and get past Scooter Braun’s rights to her masters (a.k.a most of her music pre-Lover).

The thing is, the conspiracy theories…actually make sense. Swifties quickly noticed a few things: “Dolphin Club” used to be Austin’s old Twitter handle, and the image used to promote the single looks a lot like a picture of him from childhood. Lots of people think Austin is singing on the track, pointing to a Daily Mail report that alleges Taylor had asked Killing Eve creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge to give her brother a slot on the show’s soundtrack.

But of course, there’s more. when fans did a deep dive into the song credits, they found the name Nils Sjöberg listed as one of the producers and realized this is an alter ego Swift has hidden behind in the past. She used the alias for her writing credit on “This Is What You Came For,” a song she surreptitiously worked on for Calvin Harris and Rihanna. The name also appeared on a tombstone in a scene of the original “Look What You Made Me Do” video. Btw, Antonoff was listed as the other producer on the track.

So, why would she go through such lengths to produce a top-secret cover? Fans think it was to prevent licensing of the original, which her former manager Braun owns as part of a purchase of her catalog—an industry deal she has repeatedly spoken out against. She’s even indicated that she’s planning to re-record her entire discography, which could keep him from making money off of her past work.

If true, fans are all about it. “Taylor made up a whole band called ‘Jack Leopards and The Dolphin Club’ consisting of herself, Austin Swift, and Jack Antonoff to cover ‘LWYMMD’ which is sung by Austin, partly produced by Taylor herself to not let Scooter gain a single cent from it?” one person wrote on Twitter. “TAYLOR SWIFT IS A GENIUS.”

Look what he made her do. Sorry, that was just too easy.

People Think Taylor Swift Is Behind A Mysterious New Cover Of ‘Look What You Made Me Do’

Taylor Swift gave a shoutout to a cover of “Look What You Made Me Do” from the May 24 episode of Killing Eve, and it might not have been that news-worthy if it weren’t for the mysterious band that performed it.

Swift stans went down a Twitter rabbit hole when they learned the song was credited to Jack Leopards & the Dolphin Club, a group with no other music history that seemingly materialized out of thin air. They concluded that Swift, her brother Austin, and Jack Antonoff were behind the track as a way to outsmart the music industry and get past Scooter Braun’s rights to her masters (a.k.a most of her music pre-Lover).

The thing is, the conspiracy theories…actually make sense. Swifties quickly noticed a few things: “Dolphin Club” used to be Austin’s old Twitter handle, and the image used to promote the single looks a lot like a picture of him from childhood. Lots of people think Austin is singing on the track, pointing to a Daily Mail report that alleges Taylor had asked Killing Eve creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge to give her brother a slot on the show’s soundtrack.

But of course, there’s more. when fans did a deep dive into the song credits, they found the name Nils Sjöberg listed as one of the producers and realized this is an alter ego Swift has hidden behind in the past. She used the alias for her writing credit on “This Is What You Came For,” a song she surreptitiously worked on for Calvin Harris and Rihanna. The name also appeared on a tombstone in a scene of the original “Look What You Made Me Do” video. Btw, Antonoff was listed as the other producer on the track.

So, why would she go through such lengths to produce a top-secret cover? Fans think it was to prevent licensing of the original, which her former manager Braun owns as part of a purchase of her catalog—an industry deal she has repeatedly spoken out against. She’s even indicated that she’s planning to re-record her entire discography, which could keep him from making money off of her past work.

If true, fans are all about it. “Taylor made up a whole band called ‘Jack Leopards and The Dolphin Club’ consisting of herself, Austin Swift, and Jack Antonoff to cover ‘LWYMMD’ which is sung by Austin, partly produced by Taylor herself to not let Scooter gain a single cent from it?” one person wrote on Twitter. “TAYLOR SWIFT IS A GENIUS.”

Look what he made her do. Sorry, that was just too easy.

Here’s Why Grimes and Elon Musk Just Changed Their Baby’s Name

Singer/producer Grimes and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk confused a lot of the Internet when they unveiled the name of their first son, X Æ A-12 Musk, who was born on May 4. Aside from wondering about the name’s meaning, people were (and still are) pretty unsure how to actually say out loud.

This week, Grimes revealed in an Instagram comment that the couple has made one small change to their son’s name, explaining that “X Æ A-12” is now spelled “X Æ A-Xii.” Sure, that might not change the pronunciation, but Grimes revealed the change came in accordance with California law, which stipulates that baby names can’t include numbers, symbols, or emojis. After Grimes posted a photo of herself on Sunday, May 24, fans asked is the singer had changed the name. Grimes replied by writing “X Æ A-Xii,” later adding: “Roman numerals. Looks better tbh.”

After their son was born, Grimes broke the name’s meaning down on Twitter. “X,” she said, is meant in the context of “x” as an unknown variable, while “Æ” stands for “artificial intelligence.” The second “A” was inspired b “Archangel,” one of her favorite songs, and she noted “A-12” was her favorite aircraft as well. “No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent,” she said. Well, they definitely get points for one of the most inventive baby names we’ve heard so far.

Musk later went on the Joe Rogan podcast a few days after X Æ A-Xii was born and said that Grimes thought up the first part of the name, while he’d added “A-12.” He also explained how to say it, noting, “It’s just X, the letter X. And then the Æ is, like, pronounced ‘ash.’ And then A-12 is my contribution … Archangel-12, the precursor to the SR-71, coolest plane ever.” If it’s still not totally clear, you can hear him say it in the video below.

I guess that’s that on that.

Kendall Jenner Has a Secret ‘Twin Brother’ — Who Is Kirby Jenner?

If Kendall Jenner had a twin brother we’d have met him by now, right? Maybe not, if the Kardashians are to be believed.

The world knows each of the Kardashian-Jenner siblings pretty intimately by now, but what if Kendall had a twin that’s been kept out of the limelight? That’s the premise of a new Quibi comedy series called Kirby Jenner, all about Kendall’s “fraternal twin brother”—or as Kim Kardashian puts it in a recent trailer, “the best-kept secret of our generation.”

Okay, sure, all of this is fictional, but the idea is pretty funny. Kirby Jenner is a social media personality and comedian who has been posing as the model’s little-known sibling for years by photoshopping himself into photos of the Kardashian clan on Instagram. He’s admittedly pretty brilliant when it comes to editing, inserting himself into some classic Kendall photos and even some videos since 2015. The results are hysterical.

The new show builds on his Instagram account and takes things one step further: It’ll consist of eight episodes that follow Kirby finally introducing himself to the masses. His family, he says in the trailer, is filled with people who do pretty important things: “Kendall models, Kourtney keeps having babies, Khloe’s tall, Kylie makes lipsticks, Mom does business, my sister Kimberly is practicing to be a lawyer,” he says, setting the playful and sardonic tone of the Quibi series. Meanwhile, he describes himself as a 24-year-old “amateur model” who likes to rollerblade and who wants to pull his own weight and “help out with the family business.”

“Everyone in my family has already had their own reality shows,” he explains. “So when this network asked if I wanted to do my own show, I was like ‘I don’t know. I haven’t really thought about it. But then my mom said, ‘Yes.'”

Oh, if you’re worried Kendall and the rest of her family take any offense to Kirby’s schtick, you’re wrong. The Kardashian-Jenners have been following the performance artist for a while now, and the show itself is executive produced by Kendall and Kris Jenner. The famous momager and model will actually appear in the series, along with Khloe, Kourtney, and Kim.

Kirby announced the show’s premiere this week by, appropriately, posting an altered—but hilarious—photo of him and Kendall posing together. The show is out now and because Quibi is made up of short videos, you can binge it all and learn about your new favorite Kardashian-Jenner in a matter of minutes.

Honestly, they should put him on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Memorial Day Sales 2020: Nordstrom, Everlane, Coach & More

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Year of Ours: Workout dresses more your thing? Check out Year of Ours for some of the most fashion-forward iterations we’ve seen yet. The brand will take off 30% from May 22 through May 25 when you apply the code DRESSME at checkout.

Bandier: Add some fresh loungewear—at 30% off—to your current rotation with matching sets from P.E. Nation, Sold Out NYC, Spiritual Gangster, and more. No code is needed to activate the promo, which runs from May 21 through May 25.

Madewell: With things finally heating up, you can start to get excited about summer fashion again. Take 30% off all dresses and sandals with the code HAPPYTOGETHER from May 19 until May 26.

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Solid & Striped: Beach SZN is upon us, and even responsibly tanning on your porch is grounds for buying a new swimsuit. Don’t miss out on Solid & Striped’s sitewide sale: It’s doing 25% off everything right now—even new styles—from May 19 to May 25 with the code MDW25 at checkout.

Zappos: The multibrand shoe mecca currently has a ton of deals going on, including select styles from Nike and Vans up to 25% off from May 19 through May 25—no code needed.

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Warp + Weft: Shop sustainably made, size-inclusive denim at 40% off from May 21 through May 25. Activate the discount with the code MDW40 at checkout.

Universal Standard: The size-inclusive brand rarely does sitewide sales, but it’s made an exception this year, with 25% off everything on May 25. If you haven’t shopped from the brand before—it’s known for its elevated basics, so you can score a ton of dresses, silk midis, and pretty loungewear for less. The brand is also running another sweet deal: $65 for a pair of jeans from May 22 until May 24.

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Nike: Early-morning walks call for colorful kicks to pop against your monochromatic joggers—and Nike has hundreds of styles up to 40% off.

REI: Planning a hike or trip to the lake? Save up to 30% off on gear and clothing through May 25 when you shop at REI.

Best Memorial Day Beauty Sales

Sephora: The beauty utopia is offering rare discounts on all your favorite makeup, skincare, and haircare brands—from Fenty Beauty to Sunday Riley to Drybar. Shop the best steals from Sephora’s Memorial Day Sale here.

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Ulta: If you’ve never given your hair routine much thought, Ulta’s Gorgeous Hair Event will make you rethink your priorities. The beauty retailer is offering 50% off best-selling hair-care brands like Ouai, Redken, and Drybar—with new deals every dropping day.

Violet Grey: We’ve basically been waiting to buy another Augustinus Bader’s “miracle” cream since the last Violet Grey sale…and now it’s on. No code is needed to take advantage of the tiered sale, which runs from May 19 through May 25, and offers $15 off $100 orders, $50 off $250, $100 off $500, and $250 off $1,000.

Augustinus Bader The Cream

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Skinstore: Take 25% off popular skin-care brands like Eve Lom, Dr. Dennis Gross, SkinCeuticals, and more with code MEMORIAL at checkout.

55 Best Memorial Day Sales 2020: Nordstrom, Everlane, Coach & More

Verishop: Get up to 70% off popular fashion labels like Rhode, Joie, Baum und Pferdgarten, Billie the Label, and more. Oh, and did we mention it’s got two-day free shipping and returns?

Joie Polli Ruffled Long-Sleeve Top

Joie

$228

$159

Buy Now

Sancia The Isabel High-Rise Wide-Leg Pants

Verishop

$159

$111

Buy Now

Carbon 38: Now that the weather is ripe for socially distant activities (hi, rollerblading), you can totally justify those neon-colored bike shorts (you have to commit, right?). From Koral to All Access, Carbon38 has all the cool athleisure brands you’ll want to add to cart, with up to 80% from May 20 to May 25 with the code MDW2020.

Year of Ours: Workout dresses more your thing? Check out Year of Ours for some of the most fashion-forward iterations we’ve seen yet. The brand will take off 30% from May 22 through May 25 when you apply the code DRESSME at checkout.

Bandier: Add some fresh loungewear—at 30% off—to your current rotation with matching sets from P.E. Nation, Sold Out NYC, Spiritual Gangster, and more. No code is needed to activate the promo, which runs from May 21 through May 25.

Madewell: With things finally heating up, you can start to get excited about summer fashion again. Take 30% off all dresses and sandals with the code HAPPYTOGETHER from May 19 until May 26.

Madewell Embroidered Button-Back Tiered Sundress

Madewell

$128

$90

Buy Now

Madewell The Boardwalk Double-Strap Slide Sandals

Madewell

$60

$42

Buy Now

Solid & Striped: Beach SZN is upon us, and even responsibly tanning on your porch is grounds for buying a new swimsuit. Don’t miss out on Solid & Striped’s sitewide sale: It’s doing 25% off everything right now—even new styles—from May 19 to May 25 with the code MDW25 at checkout.

Zappos: The multibrand shoe mecca currently has a ton of deals going on, including select styles from Nike and Vans up to 25% off from May 19 through May 25—no code needed.

Nike Air Max Oketo

Zappos

$75

$45

Buy Now

Vans ComfyCush Slip-On

Zappos

$65

$60

Buy Now

Warp + Weft: Shop sustainably made, size-inclusive denim at 40% off from May 21 through May 25. Activate the discount with the code MDW40 at checkout.

Universal Standard: The size-inclusive brand rarely does sitewide sales, but it’s made an exception this year, with 25% off everything on May 25. If you haven’t shopped from the brand before—it’s known for its elevated basics, so you can score a ton of dresses, silk midis, and pretty loungewear for less. The brand is also running another sweet deal: $65 for a pair of jeans from May 22 until May 24.

Universal Standard Bridget Jogger

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$88

$66

Buy Now

Universal Standard Bae Boyfriend Crop Jeans

Universal Standard

$85

$65

Buy Now

Nike: Early-morning walks call for colorful kicks to pop against your monochromatic joggers—and Nike has hundreds of styles up to 40% off.

REI: Planning a hike or trip to the lake? Save up to 30% off on gear and clothing through May 25 when you shop at REI.

Best Memorial Day Beauty Sales

Sephora: The beauty utopia is offering rare discounts on all your favorite makeup, skincare, and haircare brands—from Fenty Beauty to Sunday Riley to Drybar. Shop the best steals from Sephora’s Memorial Day Sale here.

Nuface Mini Facial Toning Device

Sephora

$199

$159

Buy Now

Glamglow GravityMud™ Firming Treatment Mask

Sephora

$59

$35

Buy Now

Ulta: If you’ve never given your hair routine much thought, Ulta’s Gorgeous Hair Event will make you rethink your priorities. The beauty retailer is offering 50% off best-selling hair-care brands like Ouai, Redken, and Drybar—with new deals every dropping day.

Violet Grey: We’ve basically been waiting to buy another Augustinus Bader’s “miracle” cream since the last Violet Grey sale…and now it’s on. No code is needed to take advantage of the tiered sale, which runs from May 19 through May 25, and offers $15 off $100 orders, $50 off $250, $100 off $500, and $250 off $1,000.

Augustinus Bader The Cream

Violet Grey

$265

$215

Buy Now

KNC All Natural Collagen Infused Lip Mask

Violet Grey

$40

Buy Now

Skinstore: Take 25% off popular skin-care brands like Eve Lom, Dr. Dennis Gross, SkinCeuticals, and more with code MEMORIAL at checkout.

What to Do If You Regret Breaking Up, According to a Neuroscientist

Not all relationships last—some are more of the “learning love” kind. But breakups are rarely easy. As a sex therapist and relationship expert turned neuroscientist, I often hear from people who regret breaking up. It’s what I call a breakup hangover—when we end up being awash in feelings of regret after deciding to let go of a relationship.

Having regrets post-breakup doesn’t necessarily mean that you should get back together with your ex. We’re wired to feel bad when we experience the loss of a relationship, even if we’re the one who initiated the breakup. Longing, sadness, and grief are all exquisitely wired into our emotional instincts, and they can help us lean into doing the work of growth as a person. That’s good news! Regret is part of grieving, and as I like to say, breakdown often means breakthrough.

How to recognize if you have regrets

Short answer, we ruminate.

Longer answer: We tend to think about loss in the same way we ruminate about new relationships.

On the upside of new love, we think about that person all the time—and those thought loops can be very exciting and pleasurable. But even under the influence of new love, our inner dialogue can reverberate with concerns, fears, and worries about perceived threats to the relationship. We are creatures of attachment, and loss looms large for us.

When we break up, it’s not unusual to experience a similar kind of rumination, in particular when we aren’t feeling complete and there’s more work yet to be done. It’s normal, in other words, to regret breaking up—even if you’re the one who did the dumping. Relationship healing, as it turns out, is an inside job that needs to happen even if the particular relationship doesn’t continue.

How to handle breakup regrets

1. Get curious.

Ask yourself these questions: Was breaking up an in-the-moment decision? Or was it brewing for a longer time? Is life better after the breakup? Worse? Unchanged? Was the relationship not working because the partner was not treating you properly?

Don’t be afraid to get feedback from people who know you well. How did they see you reflected in the relationship?

2. Take a relationship inventory.

If you’re still searching for clarity, look back. Were there any signs or symptoms of an unhealthy relationship? Without assigning blame, see what dynamics led to your relationship dissatisfaction and influenced your decision to leave. Were you or your partner judgmental? Did you not give each other the benefit of the doubt? Did you not appropriately take a stand for what you needed in the relationship? Did you tend to make your partner wrong when most of what couples fight about is simply a matter of opinion? Take full responsibility for your part of the dance.

As I tell couples in counseling, we each have 100% responsibility for what shows up in a relationship. That’s great news since that means we can change things for ourselves going forward.

3. Don’t beat yourself up.

It’s perfectly natural to have regrets even if you know the breakup is the best thing for you. Recognize that what you’re feeling is normal and doesn’t necessarily mean you made the wrong decision. Don’t beat yourself up.

This is a good time to practice radical acceptance. The ability to tolerate our feelings, even the painful ones, is a sign of emotional health and a necessary skill for good relationships.

4. Get analytical.

In general, are you an anxious person who tends to self-doubt? And if so, is the issue really regret about the loss of the relationship or simply concerns about your own decision-making?