We all have our secret shames. Guilty little skeletons in the closet that we would never dare to confess to even our closest friends. Well, not when sober, at least.

The great thing about the internet is its anonymity. Behind the protection of a screen, people can feel liberated to say things they never would in face-to-face conversation, and really say what they mean. Of course, it goes both ways and this can also lead to all kinds of bullying and abuse, but that's for another post.

This post is all about getting it off your chest and owning up to past wrongs. While confessing anonymously to randoms on the internet is hardly taking responsibility for one's actions, the very act of confession can alleviate feelings of guilt and help people to get on with their lives. From the hilariously trivial to the actually quite profound, these confessions will take you through a rollercoaster of emotions, and might even make you reflect on your own past transgressions.

So scroll down below to check out the sordid details for yourself, and let the therapy begin!

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MagicalUnicorn 2 weeks ago

i always did it. and turned them away when i thought i'm doing something they wouldn't approve. just in case :D

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According to an article in Scientific American, any type of open and truthful disclosure reduces stress and helps individuals come to terms with their behavior. "It is not coincidental that some of the most powerful people or institutions in many cultures encourage people to confess their transgressions," they write. "And there is very strong evidence that writing about upsetting experiences or dark secrets can benefit your mental and physical well-being."

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Shawn 2 weeks ago

Yeah I agree with this. I care more about animals than the majority of people.. humans suck for the most part.

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Chicken Pox 2 weeks ago

I would do the same. Smart move.

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"First, simply putting emotional turmoil into words changes how we think about it. Giving concrete form to secret experiences can help categorize them in new ways. For instance, when we translate emotional experiences into words and stories, we start to think about them in a simpler, less menacing context. There is no solid evidence to explain this phenomenon, but it most likely occurs because talking or writing about a disturbing event helps us understand it better. And things we do not understand cause greater anxiety."

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Mikl贸s Nagy 2 weeks ago

Nothing to feel guilty about.

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"Dozens of studies have also shown that expressive writing is linked to less stress and improved sleep and cardiovascular function. We know that better sleep is associated with enhanced immune function and better general health—which correlate with better mental health, too."

"Expressive writing and religious confession are not panaceas, but these forms of release can help us get through difficult times. The beauty is that you do not have to be religious to benefit from confession. The underlying mechanisms are available to anyone for the price of a pencil and paper."

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Random Panda 2 weeks ago (edited)

Same tbh. I especially hate it when they do this while hiking/camping. People go in the mountains for the quiet, if you want music blasting go to a club.

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Shawn 2 weeks ago

Tell me about it.. My baby is dying right now from bone cancer. It hurts so bad and idk how I'm gonna get along after she's gone.

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So there you go. Got any guilty secrets you've been holding on to? Try writing about them, and allow yourself to properly express your emotions. It is clearly a great benefit to both your mental and physical health!

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varwenea 2 weeks ago

Alone time is important. When I come back from a long business trip surrounded by colleagues and business associates, the first thing I ask of my hubby is some me time. I just need to recollect myself.

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Shawn 2 weeks ago

I love my dog more than anyone else in this world

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ADHORTATOR 2 weeks ago

sounds fun

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CookieActually 2 weeks ago

Isn鈥檛 this everyone though??? 馃槀

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Shawn 2 weeks ago

Aww!! Happens to me as well! Now more than ever.

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Neon Petra 2 weeks ago

Mental health is important.

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ravina nimje 2 weeks ago

I live in third world country and I still have more love and sympathy for animals lot more than humans.

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Hannah Bloomfield 2 weeks ago

This breaks my heart

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A B C 2 weeks ago

I know that problem from other subcultures and topics...

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Rogue 2 weeks ago

Take the cat to a vet ASAP and have them check for the ID chip.

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ADHORTATOR 2 weeks ago

normal

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Laura Thai 2 weeks ago

my brothers gf got pregnant and lost it. I was secretly pleased cause they don't have their shit together and live in a trashy apt. with no ambition to make their life better. his gf is also not right in the head. I am glad they lost it cause it would have made mess out of their already messy life. however, I'm curious if it would have given him a reason to change.

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Mikl贸s Nagy 2 weeks ago

If you are his best friend I don't want to know who is his worst enemy. But probably his mom.

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Marika 2 weeks ago

if you are feminist then you know you can do whatever you want

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Luis Milian 2 weeks ago

I tried the vegetarian life...don't have the discipline for it. lasted one week only.

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Neon Petra 2 weeks ago

I'm really sorry but this made me laugh.

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Demi Zwaan 2 weeks ago

It's sad that this is seen as a shameful thing. It's perfectly normal to feel 谩nd show emotions, for both men and women!

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R L 2 weeks ago

Maybe get your diet checked out if they are that bad.

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Shawn 2 weeks ago

I'm stealing this idea!

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Chris Watson 2 weeks ago

Then stop lying!! Tell people you're ready to date. Watch what happens!

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Kobitka-artworks Tumblr 2 weeks ago

teach me how, please

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R L 2 weeks ago

Comforting- not the end of the world and unless it effects emotional growth, I don't see it as an issue.

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