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People Confess The Massive Secrets That Are Ruining Their Lives

February 2, 2023 People's Tonight 270 views

Damon Davis

Some secrets have a much larger effect on a person than others. These Redditors went into detail on the massive secrets that are slowly ruining their lives the longer they keep it to themselves.


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He Knows He’s Not The Father Of “His” Child

From Redditor u/wastebasket101:

Throwaway: My daughter isn’t mine. My fiancee went away for a tough mudder (mud run) the weekend “my” daughter was conceived. I took the baby to get a DNA test one day when my fiancee was at work and I was at home with her, and sure enough, just like on Maury, I was NOT the father. I went to a doctor and it turns out I am sterile. I can’t tell anyone because I love the little girl like she’s my own, but it hurts when people comment on how much “she looks like her mom” but never how much she looks like me. I could never bring myself to say anything to her, though, because I don’t want to NOT be in the little girl’s life… as far as she knows, I am her father and she loves me unconditionally, and I can’t ruin that.

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He’s Hiding A Scary Diagnosis

From Redditor u/darthmaya:

In mid-December, I was headhunted and offered my dream position at a company I’ve dreamt about working for. I moved away to the capital and made a plan with my university to finish my degree whilst working. The kicker? I have early-stage cancer. I found out before taking the job. I haven’t told a soul.

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They’ve Been Lying About Their Degree

From Redditor u/InAblink:

I thought I was going to graduate college, had a massive what seemed to be a week-long panic [episode], and stopped working on my last paper. Did the walk but never turned in the paper. [I] have been lying to folks about having a degree for seven years. (I have contacted the school, and if I could get the paper completed and turned in, the professor would grade [it] and I could graduate, but I have no idea where to start).

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Her Husband Is Having An Affair

From Redditor u/farealztho:

My husband is having an affair. I know but I am too scared of what will happen if I confront him. He is so narcissistic that he can’t see anything wrong with anything he does. We have a nine-year-old and I think it would destroy him.

My mom was married seven different times while I was growing up. I have a huge fear of becoming her. I know it’s irrational, but that is what stops me.

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They’re Skipping Meals To Save Money

From Redditor u/firamaxis:

That I am skipping breakfast and lunch most days in order to save as much money and food in the house for my SO and her diabetic grandmother that we live with since my SO got laid off in October. Been lucky that so far none of my weight loss is really noticeable, so no one has asked.

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His Mother Admitted That She Hates Him

From a deleted Reddit user:

That I remember my biological mother admitting that she hated me, because I didn’t save her marriage like she had hoped. That’s the only reason she had me.

I think she changed her mind. Now that I’m an adult, she wants to be in my life. I can’t forgive that.

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They’re In Love With Their Best Friend

From Redditor u/throwaway11113:

For the last five years, I have been hopelessly, painfully in love with my best friend. I have dated other people and so has he, we’ve moved to different cities and led completely different lives, but I am so in

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He Desperately Wants To Leave His Parents

From Redditor u/GameBoiye:

I don’t want to live with my parents anymore. I’m 27, make really good money, and could move out whenever I want. But my parents are both permanently disabled, and I pay them rent in addition to most of the bills. They’re also currently in the process of fighting the banks to keep their house. If I move out, everything will most likely collapse, and they’ll lose the house and have to move.

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They Left A Cult Their Family Belongs To

From Redditor u/Jowitness:

I left a cult, my entire family is still in. If I tell them I truly don’t believe, I will lose them forever. No, I’m not kidding, they will cease to communicate and associate with me and my wife. My parents, brothers, sisters and 20 years’ worth of friendships, gone. Some of them, including family, have already expressed that I am no longer welcome in their lives.

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He Keeps His Resentment Bottled Up

From Redditor u/Tygerwoody:

Woman I was going to marry cheated on me after six years [of] us together. Six months later, the guy she cheated on me with won the lottery, $80 million. They have now been together for five years. I try to act like it doesn’t bother me, but truth is, it eats me up inside. I no longer believe in karma.

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They Are In Massive Debt

From a deleted Reddit user:

I am in an insane amount of debt from supporting my boyfriend through medical school. I had to pay for his meals and some day-to-day supplies such as toiletries with my credit card and use inheritance money since he had no family to support him and he had student loans that barely paid his rent, books, and transportation, as well as some food. Now I owe 30K on student loans on top of the car, car insurance, gas, and everything else for my bills. I am now employed but still not out of the woods, as I need to pay for the 5K on my credit card that was spent for the years I helped him so far, with 1.5 of them being unemployed and two being only part-time while in school myself. I pay for my own student loans as much as I can, at least. I had to apply for a car loan recently for only 500 dollars and was turned down from that damn credit card. That was a harsh reminder of my dirty little secret. He graduates in May, though, so he will finally be able to support himself pretty soon once he gets into his residency and gets paid.