25 Families On The Dark Secret They Swore To Never Speak About

20. My uncle committed armed robbery and attempted murder

“Probably the one uncle thats been in and out of jail for years for various reasons including armed robbery and attempted murder.” — Whatthefuckamisaying

21. My sister died when I was in high school

“My dead sister. It happened 6.5 years ago when I was in high school, but it’s still fresh in my mind. The only people that cared about it were within 1 step from my immediate family so aunts, uncles, cousins, parents. The rest of the family never gave a shit. At our yearly couple week long family reunion they had a memorial type thing officiated by a pastor that still hangs around the family even though he’s not in the family anymore. Our side of the family can’t stand him for what he has done even before this. It was fucking pathetic and too religious. We are the only part of the family that isn’t religious and they know it. That whole thing was just so they could feel good about trying to do something that just made us more mad. A couple days later a card game turned into people talking about who’s ashes they have and where they are. Now they act like she never existed and get awkward when she’s brought up.” — eddyfinnso 

22. I was molested by my grandfather

“I was molested by my grandfather as a child. It was taken care of in the old family sort of way, everyone distancing themselves and leaving him isolated for the most part, but it’s never been talked about at large. They just backed off and let him die alone. I don’t know if that’s supposed to be enough or if I wanted some sort of justice, but it feels wrongly handled.” — sleepysnails


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