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Some details in life are just too harsh to talk about. But often the secrets that haunt us are the stories we most long to tell. It's all about unburdening. We all carry so much pain and shame and we long to shed it. The craziest part is that we have no idea that we're dying to talk. When we least expect it.... the truth will out.

Redditor u/SadisticFishyboi wanted to know who would be willing to share some dark details they've learned or about themselves by asking....

What's the darkest secret anyone has ever told you?[serious]


1....

I have droopy eyes and a learning disability due to head trauma I sustained as a child but I never knew what happened. I was drinking with my older step brother and he broke down crying telling me he's sorry for hitting me and causing all those issues. Apparently when he was 15 he decided to strike me in the head and I wasn't the same after. I can't tell you how much it hurts knowing this. crackedenigma

2....

My older sister admitted to me that when she was a teenager she went to the back streets (an area full of warehouses) with our dad's gun and thought about killing herself.

My sister and I are 5 years apart. We didn't become close until I was about 13. She admitted this to me when I was about 14 or 15. I don't know if she remembers confiding in me about that detail, but I'm grateful she thought about her family members. I can't imagine growing up without her. merzul13

3....

I had a conversation with my mom. She was out of it and was 100% honest.

I was never planned for, wanted, or loved. I was an immediate regret. I knew this already but it was nice to hear it out loud. I didn't call 911 or anything, just let's the cards fall where they may. My mom went right back to gas lighting me and doesn't remember the conversation. She's confused why I moved 300 miles away and only talk to her twice a year. FuriousAbortedFeatus

4....

My buddy killed two people trying to rob him with a rock in Brazil while on vacation. He came back with bad scratches and cuts but he never told the authorities in fear that they'd arrest him or flip the story because he's a foreigner. screamingdolphin

5....

My friend came to school and told me something like this one day in fourth grade. "Dude I just ran into this old ladies mailbox in front of her house with my big ole bike on the way to school. She was sitting out front on her wheelchair. So I got the hell out of there. " Anyways she wheeled herself down to see the damage.

Lost control on the steep pavement to the road and got hit by a car. He said he had never biked so fast before. We are pretty sure she died. God may rest her soul. kyber_doo

6....

That someone I knew ran someone over with the car a few years ago. He couldn't help it, it was raining and an elderly woman dressed dark suddenly stepped out between parked cars, he had no chance to react in time. The dark part being that when the police came to inspect the case, they told him not to worry, because they would take care that he didn't get into trouble, because the old lady was "just a foreigner." They reported that his car was in perfect condition, his wipers brand new, anything to deflect any fault at all from him. Rylonian

7....

Friend confessed that he moved back to our hometown to take care of his dying father. Ended up having an affair with his father's wife. She was a foreign bride closer to his age than his father's. At first my friend joked about sex with his stepmother but as he got drunker he got sadder and eventually his true feelings about what happened came out and he ended up sobbing in my arms. WillingCriticism246

8....

When I was 15 my cousin and I raided my dad's home brew and got plastered. That night she confessed to me that her father - my dad's brother in law - was a secret cross dresser. She'd come home early from a party and discovered him. Nothing to be ashamed of on his part but he was staunchly conservative and a total pompous fool. Last person you'd expect. My dad and grandfather couldn't stand the bloke.

I broke her confidence and ultimately told my dad. I was a kid and I didn't know what to do with the information. Dad of course didn't tell anyone but he did say "I'll only tell one person: Just the old man when he's on his death bed so he can die with a smile on his face." HiMyNameIsLaura

9....

My mom told me that my step dad is not my half-sister's dad. He had a vasectomy and I'm assuming they didn't want to reverse it, so she hand picked her father from a sperm bank. My sister is totally her Golden child/vanity project. Pretty sure my mom told me so I had to share the burden of the secret, not even my sister knows. And before anyone says I should tell her, I absolutely will not. It is not my place and I'm already the odd man out, they would all 110% turn on me. thebarkosaurusrex

10....

Was once told by my best friend that he had attempted suicide multiple times, and that he was gonna do it once and for all before our friend group started a group call and we joked and laughed for a couple hours. Then he put me on a private call and we talked about how he was mentally but now he's better than he was. Reddit

If you or someone you know is struggling, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

To find help outside the United States, the International Association for Suicide Prevention has resources available at https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/

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