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We all have our secrets.

Some of us start quite young––there are some things we just don't tell our parents.

But even if you're not that young anymore... what they don't know won't hurt them, right? (In theory, of course.)

Secret marriages, sex lives and more were revealed after Redditor sithghost4455 asked: "What's something your parents don't know about you?"


"I've been married..."

I've been married for 6 years. My husband and I have been together almost 40 years but we were crazy kids who didn't need a piece of paper to prove our love. After a health scare my husband's sister made a comment that implied she had a closer legal relationship than I did. It was offhanded but it made us think. We already had wills, medical power of attorney, etc., paperwork done but we decided to get married just to make it more cut and dry. Only a few people know we're married. Our kids and a couple of close friends. And now some people on Reddit.

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"I still have cancer..."

I still have cancer — my mom thinks I'm "cured" (she has Alzheimer's so we're not correcting her).

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"I'm glad..."

I'm glad my grandfather is dead. He was abusive, but I don't think my parents realized the extent of it.

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"I watched all 8 seasons..."

I watched all 8 seasons of GOT without my parents knowing. My mom would never let me watch it but I told my dad after I was done and we talk about it all the time when she's not around.

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"How..."

How I constantly worry about them dying.

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"That I regularly..."

That I regularly search the obituaries for their names. I don't want to have anything to do with them, but I'd like to know when they are dead.

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"My dad always comments..."

My dad always comments on how confident and chill I seem. I'm usually experiencing a lot of anxiety, mostly about money and my future. Hard to let those feelings show, though.

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"I wanted to leave..."

My parents don't know that I've "awakened" to the fact that we are in a cult and that they are blind devotees.

I wanted to leave but I don't them to disown me. They are lovely people but they have devoted themselves to this stupid cult that they turn into monsters whenever someone criticizes the religion.

They think I'm "fortunate" because I was born "saved" into this stupid cult but in reality they're being controlled by the cult's narcissist leader who siphons their money twice a week.

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"That I know..."

That I know they were aware of the abuse my sister endured by a family member and did nothing. One day, when my sister is in a better place, I will tell them how selfish they are and how disappointed I am in them. Then I will cut them out of my life. I can't forgive that, ever.

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"That they didn't..."

That they didn't provide me with nearly enough emotional connection growing up. Sure I was provided for, but I was never really connected with on an emotional level. I wish they knew how much that affects me.

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