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What everyone thinks is true:
That I’m moving on from my ex.
What actually is true:
I miss him like crazy because he was the one person who truly took the time to understand me. He was my friend andmy lover. And I wish everyday that I could fix it.
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What everyone thinks is true:
I’m honest.
What actually is true:
I choose when I’m honest.
48
What everyone thinks is true:
That I’m totally ok about my husband and I splitting up.
What actually is true:
I spent 20 minutes crying in church today, because I’m not fine. I’m scared about being a single mom, I feel hopeless and alone and stuck in this awful limbo.
49
What everyone thinks is true:
That I am super happy and supportive for friends of mine that got married recently. That they make the perfect couple.
What actually is true:
That I wish that I had met him sooner and had a chance to see what could have been.
50
What everyone thinks is true:
That my post-partum depression was fairly minor.
What actually is true:
That I only went to get help when I contemplated killing my daughter.
51
What everyone thinks is true:
I am everyone’s rock.. I help my friends and family without a second thought.
What actually is true:
I am tired of being taken advantage of.. I just want someone, anyone, to take care of me for once…
52
What everyone thinks is true:
That i just fell out of love with my husband and that’s why we are separated.
What actually is true:
He is confused about his sexuality and has decided that he wants to live life as a woman, and i’m not strong enough to deal with it so i’m running away instead.
53
What everyone thinks is true:
I have been happily married 20 years and love being a stay-at-home mom.
What actually is true:
I stepped out of the marriage almost 2 years ago and I am in love with a married man I have been seeing for 1 1/2 years. I would leave my husband with the children if I could.
54
What everyone thinks is true:
That I’m the perfect girlfriend who makes a perfect couple with her loving boyfriend.
What actually is true:
I am always insecure that he’ll leave me, so I threaten our relationship so that he’ll stay with me. I love him and I hate myself for not being able to trust in our relationship.
55
What everyone thinks is true:
I think about sex too much.
What actually is true:
My husband talked me into losing my virginity at 13 and I don’t know how to feel loved without it.
56
What everyone thinks is true:
I’m happily married to my husband of two years.
What actually is true:
I’m in love with my best friend. But we are separated by an ocean.
57
What everyone thinks is true:
I am a strong christian with high morals.
What actually is true:
I had an abortion and have sex addiction.
58
What everyone thinks is true:
That I will, despite the vasectomy my spouse had, have kids some how, some way.
What actually is true:
I have never wanted children; in fact I have had 2 abortions and am absolutely terrified that I would be just like my mother and the kids would hate me.
59
What everyone thinks is true:
I love my wife.
What actually is true:
I want to have an affair with my best friend.
60
What everyone thinks is true:
My business is doing great.
What actually is true:
My business is floundering and I took on some debt to maintain my lifestyle.

Whew. Powerful. Thank you for sharing. I honestly love you all so much more than I already did. Strange how that works.

Please keep in mind that this was only 60 of thousands of responses. Check back each week. I’ll keep posting them.

And if you want to share your own secret, you can do that below.

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

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Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he’s most known for, with more than 2 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It’s an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!