Is it normal to regret switching jobs?

I'm 24 years old. Last year, I started working at a job I loved a lot. I loved the people I worked with and everyone there quickly became like a second family to me. I was also very passionate about what I was doing there. It was a great fit for me and I was happy where I was. I had my good days and bad days like most people but I loved my job so much that it didn't even feel like work most of the time and I rarely ever had any bad days there. Fast forward a few months, I had gotten a job offer from another place I had applied to months before. I was happy where I was and not really looking to switch careers but I had gotten a lot of pressure from my family to quit my other job and accept the job offer. I felt like I had no choice but to do what they wanted me to do. I gave up my dream job just to make my family happy and I quickly regretted that decision. The people I work with now are nice and we sometimes organize fun activities that are not work related but that's pretty much the only positive thing about my job that I can think of right now. I'm all about being passionate about what I'm doing and I just don't feel the same passion at my new job as I did at my old job. Because I did not stay true to myself, I feel hopeless all the time and often have what if thoughts. This feeling has not gone away even though it's been several months since switching jobs. Is it normal to regret a big career change like this, especially when the decision was made with outside influences? If anyone has been in similar circumstances as me, how did you get through it?

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  • Could I ask you what your job used to be, and what you do now?

    I have a real problem I'm trying to deal with right now that is relative to this.

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  • This is not specific enough for me. What kinda job did you give up, and what kinda job are you now working at, OP?

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  • it's so un-normal to ever have regret, what kind of person could ever regret something, would have to be an alien , no human could ever feel such a thing

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