I regret having to spend most of my childhood in a strict boarding school. I regret living most of my life with insomnia. I regret some of my life choices. However, my biggest regret was being estranged from my cousins for decades. We were more like siblings than cousins. We were at each others places almost ever week. Did everything together that siblings w'd do. Went to the (flicks) movie cinema, drive in, swimming, picnicking, camping.. everything. We watched each other growing up.Then, suddenly, in my late teens we stopped seeing each other. No regular visits to our respective homes. Not even birthday or Christmas cards. Nothing. It was like they ceased to exist and I had no idea what was going on. Many years later my brother and I finally heard the truth. My mother and her brother had had an acrimonious falling out over his new wife. This resulted in our cousins being banned from having anything to do with my brother and I. Here were two grown adults acting like children and who suffered.. us innocents.