What should you do when you know messed up secrets that could ruin someone else's life? Some people share the secrets they know, which can wreck an innocent person's happiness... or ensure that a creepy person doesn't get away with nefarious acts. Other people keep the secrets locked inside forever, which not only impacts their peace of mind, but can also prevent justice in cases in which the secret is criminal. If the secret involves a close friend or family member, the issue of what to do becomes even more complex.
No matter what the shocking secret is, it feels good to get it out somewhere. Without naming names, these Redditors shared other people's secrets. Take a look if you're feeling curious - but bear in mind that some of these secrets involve sensitive topics, such as violence and abuse.
From Redditor /u/NJDave1974:
A friend I grew up with and recently reconnected with had sex with his wife's sister. He got her pregnant, she had the baby and the wife doesn't know the "niece" she's babysitting daily is her husband's child.
From Redditor /u/butteryvagina:
My best friend's boyfriend (who I had known since I was three) was going to break up with her on Sunday night. He got in a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon and passed away. This happened 3 years ago and she is still messed up about it because she loved him and they were still in a relationship when he passed, she still calls him her boyfriend.
From Redditor /u/LemonFake:
Have a friend who had an affair with her older married boss and got pregnant, didn't realize it until she was too far along to get an abortion. Boss tried to get her to agree to get an illegal abortion (basically he "knew a guy," said guy was not an actual doctor working out of an actual clinic) which she flat out refused. Boss then ended up pressuring her to give the baby up for adoption ("I'll fire you and ruin your life if you don't," "I'll have you thrown out of your apartment" and other threats were made; this guy was a Big Name in our town and she took the threats seriously) and she eventually agreed. He's been sending her money every month since to keep her quiet about it.
From Redditor /u/eallin:
I know a woman who was dating a child-free man. He was adamant about not ever having children while she was crazy about the opposite. She punctured condoms, stopped birth control (while pretending she never stopped) and lied about her period dates. Poor guy thought her birth control and the condoms he was using would keep him safe, but she got pregnant anyway. He doesn't know, he's miserable.