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In every family, there are certain things that we keep to ourselves, secrets we hold close and vow never to reveal. These secrets can range from personal struggles to past experiences we prefer to keep buried deep within us. Today, I want to delve into the realm of secrets as I ask: What secret do you hide from your family and will take to your grave?
One user said, “Hey, Mom, you know that gas smell you found in my room one night? Yeah, as it turns out, I was a bit of an arsonist for a bit.”
A user commented, “I sold the PS4 I got for Christmas in 2013 to buy Christmas presents for them in 2014.”
A second user wrote, “I know that they’ve been tapping into my credit since at least 2010. I’m waiting on the detailed credit report to come back in the mail (I couldn’t get it online because I don’t know what companies my mortgage and car loans are with). Soon, I’ll be making a surprise 10-hour drive to their house to get their bu****lt taken off my record, taking my cat, and never going back.”
One comment was, “Everyone thinks that my husband died of cancer, but he was cancer free when he died. He beat cancer but couldn’t quit the oxycontin. Truth is, he OD’d.”
Another comment said, “I grew up in an alcoholic environment and became an addict myself. I will never tell my parents that I got a DWI, and it’s what led me to get sober.”
A person replied, “My tattoos. If my sweet Mormon parents knew, it’d break their hearts. Carefully placed tattoos and the right clothes will keep my secret.”
An interesting story was, “When I was 21, I lived in my college town for a year despite dropping all of my classes. I took out 25,000 in student loans and tried starting a t-shirt business. It failed miserably, and I re-enrolled the next year. My parents and friends were none the wiser.”
A scandalous story was “That after I got out of the military, my stepmother tried to seduce me and have an affair behind my father’s back. I declined her offer and neither of us made an issue of it. A couple of years later, she was diagnosed with renal cancer and died within a year of being diagnosed. I won’t tarnish their memories of her with that secret.”
One user simply said, “My address and phone number.”
Another user replied, “I am the youngest in the family and hold a grudge for how they treated me when I was a kid. On the surface, we’re a happy family, but I’m practically estranged, barely talked, and haven’t seen in over two years. And my life has never been better. Even well into adulthood, they were a negative influence. Just don’t like them very much.”
A funny comment was, “I have a trapdoor below my room which I have slowly converted into a little nook, and I like to curl up there and play animal crossing sometimes.”
One user wrote, “None of them are going to find out about my vasectomy. I don’t want anyone to realize that the family line is basically a dead end. But fu**** it, I ain’t no puppy mill. My genetic information ain’t that special.”
A funny comment was, “The reason I got in my car accident was because I was reaching for Reese’s peanut butter cups that fell off the passenger seat.”
A second comment was, “That I ate some magic mushrooms, broke into somebodies house and told them to call the police, and they came and ended up tazing me and tackling me and bringing me to the hospital.”
Emotionally Charged Events
A user commented, “That my neighbor as a child coerced my sister into s****x acts, and when I found out, I beat him until he had to more or less crawl home. He moved away the next week. I’m pretty sure my sister never found out I did that, and I don’t think I’ll ever tell her.”
Betrayals and Deceptions
One Redditor replied, “I don’t “get forced” to work holidays. I volunteer to work them to get out of family dinners.”
A user commented, “I don’t actually have friends. I just go out and sit in the woods or go to the pizza place nearby and just wait. Then I come home at night and go to sleep.”
A Redditor wrote, “I’ve done a male striptease online. Got paid $450 when I was chubby.”
A second Redditor added, “I am Bi-Sexual and have tried a few different things regarding s*** to find what I like. My brother knows, but that is only because I ran into him at a strip club. “
Redditors talked about the loss of their family pet because of an upsetting accident.
Dark Childhood Memories
A user replied, “When I was 5 or 6, my brother was hit by a firework on his neck. Every time we talk about it, I say “yeah, I don’t remember much” but I remember everything, and he doesn’t as I’m pretty sure he passed out for awhile.
Painful Family Secrets
One Redditor wrote, “My oldest sister who was put up for adoption was a product of a conflict when my mom was in college (around the same time she was assaulted, may or may not have been connected. ) My brothers don’t know, my mom doesn’t know I know. To make matters worse, my middle brother was accused of assault in high school (which I’m fairly sure he did.) And sees little problem with it besides an inconvenience from two girls he knew.”
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