If you keep secrets for too long, they’ll start to weigh on you…
Especially if they’re scandalous…
But we’ve all done things at one point or another that we’re not exactly proud of or that we just don’t want anyone to ever find out about. And that includes you!
People on AskReddit revealed secrets that they’ll never tell anyone.
Let’s see what they had to say.
“I put a knife down my throat and cut up to d**. Almost did it .
Was rushed to hospital and they told me I had an upper GI bleed possibly from a ulcer but didn’t understand how it happened. I was in hospital for 5 days and I went along with what the doctors said.
I never received any mental help and was discharged on my own. After a while I got better on my own but it was a rough ride.”
“I resent my 7 year old step son and feel like he ruined my life.
I waited a long time to get married and my husband is my dream man but his son has severe behavior problems. He lives with us the majority of the time. His mom is in and out of his life and when she is around she really messes with his head. I try to be understanding and loving but I am only human and I’m exhausted.
He destroys everything in sight when he doesn’t get his way, smashes toys and rips curtains off his wall, digs holes is his walls with his scissors (he is no longer allowed to use sharp objects unsupervised). Every time I try to decorate the house and try to make things look nice he ruins the things I bought.
I bought him new pajamas the other day and paid way more than I normally would because he loved them and really wanted them. Within an hour of them being delivered they had three massive holes through them and he thought it was funny.
He laughs when I get hurt. The dog jumped on me and I hit my head on a table and he laughed hysterically. When his dad tried to correct him and tell him it’s not ok to laugh at people when they are hurt he said he didn’t care. He almost k**led our dog while I was in the shower so now I can’t leave her alone with him.
I took him to visit my family and he hurt their family pet and we haven’t been invited back since. He says cruel hurtful things to me and his dad constantly and when we try to talk to him about it he said he enjoys hurting people.
He has no empathy, he is always angry, he lies about everything, he is manipulative and very falsely charming around people who don’t know him well. Every time I see a story on the news about a kid k**ling their parents I wonder if that is my future.
I had to quit my job that I loved to be here full time to care for him because no one wants to babysit him. We have him in counseling. We have talked to his doctor. It is not getting better and it seems to be getting worse.
I had a total mental break down several months ago and seriously considered suicide. I am now on anti-depressants and anxiety medication. I go to counseling regularly and am doing everything I can to keep myself sane but most days I don’t want to get out of bed. I always feel like my chest is going to explode. I’m overwhelmed, exhausted and I don’t see any hope of it getting better.
I’m open with people around me that things are hard but I feel like if I admit that I resent him and that it is getting harder to love him that I will be viewed as a bad step mom. So I keep going. I do my best to correct the bad behavior. I shower him in praise when he does something good. I love him when it’s hard and hope that I can make a difference. But, I cannot shake the resentment when I’ve given up everything and there is nothing left of the person I was before I got married.”
3. Oh, man.
“I lived with my aunt in 4th grade, she had a neighbor that lived downstairs so they had a shared backyard. Rule was always make sure the latch is closed on the gate so the dog doesn’t get out. I always made sure to lock it.
One day I forgot. The dog got out (chihuahua) and was ate by a big neighbor dog. Blamed it on the neighbor. She cussed him out and would badmouth him any chance she could. I was too scared to tell her and she still doesn’t know.”
4. Not a fan.
“I really don’t like or care for anyone in my family.
My grandad was the only person in my family who ‘got me’ and I sadly lost him a couple of years back.”
5. Sorry, Mom.
“When I was 13, a nefarious kid in the neighborhood was a shoplifter, and I had just started smoking.
A new gas station just opened up, and back in the day (I’m showing my age here) they left cartons of c**arettes out in the open. Anyway, this kid would steal cartons. So I asked him to steal a carton for me. He said he would, but asked me what I would trade for it. He wanted my Gameboy, but I said I’d give him something better. One of my moms rings.
So in I go, to my moms room, open her jewelry box and bust out a single diamond ring and give it to this a**hole and he gives me a carton of cigs.
To this day, I keep telling myself it was costume jewelry to make myself feel better, but I honestly don’t know.
I’m sorry mom.”
“When I was in 4th grade, I put mustard in one of my friend’s burger because he had told me that he h**ed mustard.
Turns out he was actually allergic. He didn’t come to school or 3 days and I was scared that I killed him. To this date no one knows that I did it.”
7. Not satisfied.
“My wife and I live quite comfortably with our pets and our marriage is great in a modest house in a rural area and we have good enough jobs to where we don’t have much if any financial worries but I just feel an overall lack of satisfaction with life.
Nothing really thrills me. I drive my realistic dream car, bought her the exact car she wanted outright and we basically do what we want and we’re not far from finishing the complete renovation of our home but while I am present physically and I’m just in so many words “not there”.
8. My little secret.
“I’m a gay man. While on the internet I met this older man and we clicked.
Played games together, talked a lot, Facetime, etc. I figured we were good friends until one day he mentioned the only reason he started talking to me was because I seemed gay. He was correct. So after a few dates, we ended up hooking up a few times. Then literally weeks later my parents invited me to an event to meet my distant family members, I didn’t really want to go but my cousin convinced me it would be fun.
I went there and knew practically no one, my grandfather has 11 sister and 2 brothers so there were many unfamiliar faces. Except for one. It was my internet friend. We pretended to be meeting for the first time. Obviously we kept quiet about it while trying to figure out how we were related.
He’s essentially my grandfathers, sisters, first son. Not only that but he’s married with 3 kids. He told me he was single. After that awkward encounter we distanced ourselves from each other, although occasionally we do still play games together on steam.
I had s** with my first cousin once removed, and a married man. It’s my little secret, mainly because I doubt anyone wants to hear it.”
9. Ignore that.
“During a piano lesson, my music teacher (who’s really old and isn’t good with technology) asked me to search a piece on YouTube.
The moment I began to type, I noticed the first typing suggestion was “Viagra”.”
“Was walking my dog on a dirt road next my subdivision.
This dirt road ran parallel to several backyards and had lots of trees on either side for concealment. For me it was an unofficial nature trail because it allowed me to get away from people.
One morning I spotted two of my neighbors, who were married to other people, making out and obviously about to do the deed.
Since they were so into each other they didn’t hear me coming up till my dog started making noise. For several seconds we all looked at each other saying nothing until the couple took off running in the direction of their respective backyards.
We all knew each other but I wasn’t friends with the two nor their spouses. Long story short, I kept my mouth shut about what I saw and neither of the lovebirds ever said anything to me.
Have no idea if this had been a one time thing or a long term affair.”
“When I was in high school a friend confided in me that they had problems with cutting. Showed me their marks.
We had a long talk. I went to the counselor of the school and told them a couple days later. I was a teen. I struggled with the choice, but ultimately the fear of losing my friend won.
Long story short, they ended up in a mental facility for a month and came back, absolutely baffled as to who ratted him out. Decided it was probably a different friend.
Well. I married him. He still doesn’t know.”
12. Why didn’t you use the parking lot?
“When I was about 7 years old my dad took me to blockbuster and I really had to pee.
Blockbuster didn’t have a restroom so I peed in one of the aisles.
I’m pretty sure the cameras saw me but thankfully there was no one near me.”
13. It wasn’t me!
“When me and my siblings were on family vacation, around 10 years old, I put a fire cracker in a toilet and it shattered it.
I blamed it on the family friend who came along that year.
It was me.”
14. Best week ever.
“In pre-school a parent brought in fruit roll-ups for the entire class and they mysteriously went missing while the class was in the gym.
I ate like a king after bedtime for the best week of my life.”
15. Oh my.
“In 3rd grade I thought it was cool as hell to wear glasses but I had near perfect vision, so I absolutely bombed an eye exam on purpose.
Now, almost 20 years later I’m legally blind without glasses cause my eyes got so f**ked.
That’s my secret to take to the grave”
16. Time to leave?
“Sometimes I just want to walk away.
I love my Boyfriend, my parents and my friends, but sometimes its just to much for me, and I thinking about to pack my things and just leave forever.”
17. Have a drink.
“There was a guy in school who used to b**ly everyone.
He was rich and hostel wardens were his b**ch. One day I was sick so I stayed in the hostel. Went to his room and peed in his water bottle. Didn’t rinse the bottle and kept it in place.
Felt really good later watching him drink from it.”
18. Keep that one to yourself.
“Was a groomsman for one of my closest friends.
At his wedding, I was chatting to his sister, we eventually ended up having s** that same day.
Could never bring myself to tell him. Or anyone.”
19. The fire.
“About a week before I graduated high school my family had a massive house fire.
We lived out in the country, and no one was home so by the time anyone noticed it was on fire it was way too far gone. 30 foot flames above the roof. We lost everything, but had insurance and no one got hurt.
Anyways, I was in a chemistry class at the time that around 70% of the grade centered around a lab notebook that was graded all at once at the end of the semester. You would do labs every week, and then do lab write ups in the notebook. I had been slacking off and was way behind on the assignment and would have had to pull a few all nighters just to turn something in.
The day after the fire I went into class and told my teacher that the notebook had went up in the fire and that I had no idea how I would ever turn the assignment in. He was extremely nice about it, told me not to worry and gave me 100% on the whole assignment. Just said that I had bigger things to worry about and was about to graduate and that he hoped my family was doing ok.
…….well the notebook was in my car the whole time. Threw that b**ch away and swore myself to secrecy.”
“Cleaning out my brother’s office after he d**d.
He was a lawyer, as was my dad and his wife. I found a notice of disbarment from the Board of Bar Overseers. I grabbed it and shredded it and never let any family known.
I contacted BBO and let them know of his d**th and it wasn’t published.”
21. Shut it down.
“During the 8th grade graduation party at the water park, I was in the wave pool and thought I had to fart.
Turns out I was wrong and got the whole pool shut down, nobody suspected it was me.
Also kind of ironic I was worried people would find out that I had a pee in it.”
22. Call the cops.
“I reported a close family friend to Child Protective Services.
He didn’t take care of his daughters, had no idea what they were doing, where or with who they are.
He only cares about himself, parties and drinking. So I reported him and now CPS are involved.”
23. Rough situation.
“My dad was an al**holic.
I used to ignore his calls because they were getting h**e-filled. I got home one day and the answer phone light was flashing. I ignored it as I knew it was a message from him for about six hours. Then I listened to it and it was my mother saying he has d**d. I pretended I was at work when I phoned her back and I told everyone that he had another illness rather than admit he d**d on his own after having a drunken fall at home.
I am so ashamed of him and that he did what he told me he would do ‘I want to drink myself to d**th’ rather than have a relationship with me. My mother is doing the same 15 years later and she knows how distressed I was and I H**E her for it. Being the child of an al**holic makes you very sensitive to drunk people and seeing happy families makes me very resentful.”
24. Not cool!
“When I was 17 my parents went on holiday, my car battery d**d and I needed a new one. I borrowed my parents brand new sports car and drove it 20 mins away to buy a battery.
Because I was s**tting myself about getting caught I threw the battery on the leather seats… turns out car batteries aren’t sealed and it poured battery acid all over their leather seats, I smelt it and it panic pulled it off the seat and put it on the floor, it then burnt through the carpet.
To this is day they blamed my brother.”
“That I accidentally k**led my guinea pig when I was younger.
That’s all the details I will go into it’s still painful 14 years later and still feeling like s**t about it and not to mention not knowing how to properly care for them still hurts me even more 14 years later.
To clarify I was around 5 or 6 years old when it happened.”
Now we want to hear from you.
In the comments, tell us a big secret you’ve been keeping.
Thanks a lot!