People Confess Online to the Juicy Secrets They Are Keeping From Their Parents

By: Ene Ayegba | Published: Jun 12, 2023

Family ties are one of the closest bonds between individuals. Parents are expected to know what goes on in the lives of their children but in some cases, they remain in the dark.

In an interesting and rare occurrence, some people took to social media to share some secrets they hid from their parents. Here is a list of them.

Found Out My Mom Cheated On My Dad

Children are often oblivious to certain things due to their innocence. Can you imagine what it’s like to realize one parent is being unfaithful to the other? It ruins the relationship and can be traumatizing.


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At the age of 12, one user took to social media to share how he found out his mom was cheating on his dad through some emails he stumbled on his mom’s iPad. That must have been a traumatizing secret.


I Slept With My Girlfriend’s Mom

There are certain confessions that should be between you and your priest or taken to the grave and this is definitely one of them. A user confessed to sleeping with his girlfriend’s mom on a drunk night.


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According to him, he hung out with his girlfriends mom after which they got drunk and got intimate. This happened when he was 17 while his girlfriend was away at a camp. We can only wonder if this secret ever came to light.

Unaware Of My Career Choice

Some parents can be very imposing on the career path of their children and this can take a toll on the child. Children may respond by resenting their parents or rebelling.


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One user took to social media to share that he parents wanted her to make a career in holistic naturopathic medicine due to their distrust of modern medicine but she decided to choose a career in Dental Surgery without informing her parents in fear that they would not approve and cease to pay her college fees. Some secrets are risky business.

My Parents Are Unaware They Have A Grandchild

People have many ways to cope with paental issues and some may push away their family.


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This user shared that her parents do not know they have a grandchild. We can never understand some people or judge their decisions. We can only hope at some point their issues are fixed and everyone is happy.

Daddy Issues

A user shared how resentful he was of his dad. At the age of 8, his parents had a divorce. Before the divorce, his dad shared with the user and his brother they he was homosexual.

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This kind of information can be brutal to the innocence of a child who may not understand the sensitivity of the issue. The user had to keep the secret from his mother but feel his mother may have been aware of her ex-husband’s sexual orientation.


College Life Stays Away From Home

Once a child gets into college, there are certain things they hide from their parents. This may be owning to the fact that some of them feel like they are adults and need privacy and the freedom to handle their business.

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One user shared that her parents had no idea she was suspended from college for one semester due to her grades. I doubt any parent would be pleased with such information. We are hoping it stays a secret


Risky Dating Game

At a certain age and level in life, parents want their children to settle down into their respective families and start their own life. This may often come across as pressure to some children.

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One user shared that he pays escorts to pose as his girlfriend so that his parents would stop setting him up on dates with the daughters of their friends. As much as this is hilarious, we wish this user a happy ending.


I Do Not Want Kids

Telling our parents the possibility of them having a grandchild is zero can give our parents nightmares and is not an easy feat for anyone. A user shared her intention of wanting no kids but said she had not informed her parents.

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According to her, her parents are really excited at the possibility of becoming grandparents through her. This sounds like a stressful situation and we wish them the best.


Her Words Hurt

Parents don’t often realize the amount of scars they put on their child with hurtful words. Some parents feel using derogatory remarks will cause the child to change for the better but this often hurts the child’s pride and esteem.

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One user shared how her mother constantly made derogatory remarks about the LGBTQ+ community. This prevented the user from coming out fully to her mother as she dreaded her mother’s response.


Explicit Content!

Parents who have no watch over their kids with regards to what the kids feed off social media can result in tainting a child’s innocence earlier than expected.

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One user shared how she was invested in fan fiction, some of which were explicit. Her parents were unaware of the contents she fed off the media at the age of 16.


The Master Heist

Children can be quite funny when it comes to doing things that we do not expect them to even think of. One user shared how he stole two bags of pokemon cards when he went shopping with his mother at Walmart.

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He was 9 years old at the time. Amusingly, he had planned the heist a week ahead. This is a rather interesting feat for a child. We would like to believe his thirst for robbery stopped there.


I Did Not Choose This Life

Many individuals in the LGBTQ+ community have had it hard due to many factors. A user shared an experience that changed her mindset. She was brought up in a conservative christian society and was taught to love sinners and hate the sin.

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She had a colleague who recounted the hell she went through for being gay, and this made the user change her perspective of the LGBTQ+ community. She began to see how being different from others was truly not a choice for them


Arrested With My Dad

Kids get into all sorts of trouble in their younger years, but  getting into trouble with your dad is kind of a plus.

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A user shared how his mom had no idea he had been arrested twice, one of which he was arrested with his dad. Everyone would agree this should stay a secret from mom until a later time. It sure sounds like some adventure to be arrested with your father.


Milestones Can Be Stressful For Mom

Having a child is one of life’s beautiful gifts but taking care of them and keeping up with their everyday needs can be physically and mentally draining. 

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A mom took to social media to vent about the stress she has taking care of her kid. It is completely normal to vent but we hope she has a good support system backing her up to ease some of it. It takes a community to raise a child.


I Know My Mom Cheated On My Dad

It can be stressful knowing that your mom is cheating on your dad but you cannot say anything but stay in anguish. A user shared how she caught her mom cheating on her dad and how distressing it had been for her.

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According to the user, her mother has no idea she is aware of her unfaithfulness. This is one of those secrets you take to your grave.


Better Than Nothing Spouse

A user recently shared how he came to a realization that he is a “better than nothing” spouse. That must hurt terribly. He shared that they had been together for 17 years and had gone through some rough patch.

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In trying to resolve their problems, his wife suddenly hit him with divorce papers. We are wishing him the very best of the rest of his life. It cannot be an easy hurdle to overcome.


My Girlfriend Lived With Me Without My Parents Knowledge

Conservative people have a traditional way of life and that includes getting married before living with your partner.

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A user shared that he had his girlfriend move in with him for a year and a half without his parent’s knowledge. His parents were conservative and lived only 45 minutes away. Talk about risky business but this doesn’t really hurt anyone though.


My Ex-Friend Was My Ex-Girlfriend

Kids are quite good at hiding information from their parents and this is one such case. A user share via social media that the friend who her parents thought was just a friend was actually her girlfriend.

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Although they were no longer together, her parents are still unaware of her sexual orientation and she probably prefers it that way. Best of luck.


Partying After Dark

Sneaking out after dark to go partying is one thing many teenagers are guilty of. A user shared that she would often sneak out after dark to go partying after her parents have turned off for the day.

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She would sneak out through the bathroom window and wander for the night. Well, she is not alone, many of us are guilty of similar crimes. Luckily she never got caught.


Watching Prohibited Shows

When it comes to what children feed off, many parents are weary of certain contents getting to their kids at certain ages. Parents would usually censor the programs their kids could watch to prevent their kids from learning the wrong things.

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One user shared that he would watch Southpark, an American tv series. Southpark is inarguably one of those shows parents would not want their kids watching.


I Don’t Like My Kids Much

Taking care of kids is a 24-hour full time job, and parents feel the need to always act okay in front of their kids for their mental well being. This can bcome very tasking in situations where the parents may feel really down.

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A user shared that she sometimes feels resentful of her role as a parent especially when she is feeling sad and overwhelmed and has to play happy in front of them.


I Don’t Believe In My Parent’s Religion

Parents who are strong in their beliefs often influence their kids to have the same faith. One user shared how she was born and raised as a strong Mormon believer but now grown, she does not believe in the faith but  doesn’t want her parents to know about her skepticism in the faith.

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Many children who grew up being influenced by their parent’s faith grow up and make decisions on whether to continue or find a new path.


Unhappy With My Weightlifting Choice

When it comes to doing things that make you happy, some parents do not approve. A user shared how her mom disapproved of her passion.

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According to the user, she had a passion for working out, especially lifting weights but her mother disapproved saying that lifting weights was unfit for girls. In order to keep her mother happy, she stopped lifting weights for some time but could not stay away from something she loved.


I Want No Relationship With My Family

It may seem odd to some people, but there are many people who do not want relationships with their parents.

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This is mostly owing to the impact their parents had on them while growing up. A user shared that he wanted no relationship with his parent and if not for his wife’s relationship with his mother, there would not be any form of communication between him and his parents.


Invasive Mother

Parents can be rather intrusive in their child’s life and this often lead to anxiety. A user shared that the reson her dental health got so bad was as a result of the anxiety she feels around her mother.

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According to her, she grinds her teeth a lot when she gets anxious. She further added that she kept the medications related to her illness a secret to avoid giving explanations. Some parents are the source of their children’s pain


Mom’s Rent Is Due

A user shared that he paid his mom’s rent for 7 years from the money he money his mother wired to him monthly from her paycheck.

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He would receive the money from his money and return it through another account. This should not even be considered dishonest in any way. This is so wholesome and the best story on this list.


Fear Of Being A Bad Parent

Another user shared the difficulty she faced as a parent. She is a single mom of three who sometimes feel the pressure of constantly having to be on the top of everything concerning her kids regardless of her personal battles.

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Many moms do not get the support they need in taking care of their kids and this can be overwhelming for them.


I Want No Relationship With My Family II

Another user shared that he wants no relationship with his family and has no intention to take care of them in old age.

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With the way the user wrote about his parents, it is safe to assume there had been irreparable damage done to him. It may sound harsh but it is not strange to see children want no part of the family they grew up a part of.


Not My Parents Kid

There are some secrets that are very heavy to either share or withhold and this meets the criteria. A user shared that he took a DNA test which revealed he was not biologically related to his parents.

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The user suspects it may be a case of being switched at birth. His parents have no idea. This would be a hard pill to swallow for anyone


My Mom Is Unaware OF Her First Grandchild

Some relationships once broken, take a lot to repair, if there’s a possibility it can be salvaged. A user shared she would be having her baby soon but will not have her child be a part of her mother’s life. 

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She probably had a strained relationship and we cannot judge her decision. She is ready to start her new family away from her mother.