We all have secrets we’ve been holding onto for the majority of our adults lives. Whether it’s a small regret, like eating from the pie your grandma made years ago and then blaming it on your younger sibling, or something bigger like the last words a dying relative said to you, these secrets we’re taking to the grave often eat us up on the inside.
And even though there’s no person on the face of the planet we’d open up to about them, the vastness and anonymity of the internet often make it feel like a safe space. Nineteen people opened up about private anecdotes they’d never tell a soul but felt comfortable sharing with strangers on the web.
The secrets range from hilarious to heart-breaking, but they all have one thing in common: they’re pretty darn juicy. So juicy, in fact, you’ll have to read these stories to the end.
Yeah, I definitely wouldn’t tell her.
So our parents *weren’t* lying about the importance of dental hygiene.
Exes can step in to save your life.
False paternity tests and all.
So THIS is the kid!
This story is so potent, I’m cry-laughing while I type this.
Dark family secrets.
Get it girl!
Secret from a tender soul.
This is a situation that needs solving. STAT.
The struggles of femininity, kegels, and pelvic floor exercises.
Family ties are tough.
I never want to use a Port-a-Potty again.
Move over, girl with the dragon tattoo.
I wrote a book about you!
“All I tried to do is help but I think I broke the law doing it.”
Your secret’s safe with us, hon.
Regrets, I’ve had a few.
Heart-breaking young love.