23 People Confess The Dark Secret They Will Never Tell Their Family

7. I didn’t actually graduate from college.

“My parents think I graduated college. Every time I try to tell them the truth, they tell me how proud they are of me. I feel guilty so I just play along.”

Ruftop


8. They don’t know why I pass out at the sight of blood.

“I’ve been passing out a lot lately at the sight of any blood, even a scratch. My family says I’m getting sensitive, that I’m turning into a wuss. When the truth is last year before my boyfriend and I broke up, he tried to kill himself in my presence. There was so much blood…I never told them.”

Thundercat720


9. I talked my mom out of a suicide attempt, and she doesn’t know it was me.

“That I talked my mom out of a suicide attempt.

I volunteer at a suicide hotline. I often take calls from people on the brink of jumping or pulling the trigger. Everyone who calls us are anonymous to us on the caller display.

I worked late one evening and got a call transferred to me from a lesser experienced responder because the person on the phone was very nonresponsive to questions and apparently said they had a gun in their hands.

When I picked up the phone and asked what their name was, I immediately recognized my mom’s voice when she said her name.

Funnily enough she mentioned that I sounded familiar, like her son. I asked if that was a problem to her, because then I could hand her over to my colleague.

She told me ‘no, at least I feel like I’m confessing to a person I love.’

Then she went on about her failed adulthood. A husband she didn’t love anymore. Rapes by her now-deceased father etc.

It was tough just sitting there and receiving the burdens of a lifetime dumped onto you by your own mother.

We talked for about 2 hours and she put away her gun (I heard it releasing the mag) and hung up.

I called my dad right after asking him where mom was. She had apparently just walked in the door when I called. Knowing their house, she must’ve been in the shed (dad’s man cave).

I don’t know if she knew it was me or not. But she hasn’t mentioned anything and I’m not going to.”

NoobInTheMaking


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