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[TS-VCSC-Content-Flip flip_effect_style1=”vertical” flip_effect_speed=”fast” front_title=”What everyone thinks is true:” front_wrapper=”h3″ font_fronttitle_family=”Default:regular” front_content=”I’ve got it together.” font_frontcontent_family=”Default:regular” back_title=”What actually is true:” back_wrapper=”h3″ font_backtitle_family=”Default:regular” back_content=”I live paycheck to paycheck. I cashed in my 401k to pay off debt and still have $17k in outstanding credit card balances.” font_backcontent_family=”Default:regular” flip_border_type=”solid” flip_border_thick=”6″ front_icon_frame_type=”solid” front_color=”#3a3a3a” front_color_title=”#7a7a7a” front_background=”#efefef” flip_border_color_front=”#d6d6d6″ back_color=”#3a3a3a” back_color_title=”#636363″ back_background=”#d6d6d6″ flip_border_color_back=”#efefef” el_class=”TruthBoxFlipBoxOfficial”]

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[TS-VCSC-Content-Flip flip_effect_style1=”vertical” flip_effect_speed=”fast” front_title=”What everyone thinks is true:” front_wrapper=”h3″ font_fronttitle_family=”Default:regular” front_content=”I’m an amazingly cool girlfriend because I always give my boyfriend the okay to sleep with other girls.” font_frontcontent_family=”Default:regular” back_title=”What actually is true:” back_wrapper=”h3″ font_backtitle_family=”Default:regular” back_content=”I feel our society creates men who have the inability to be monogamous. I would rather give him the okay to have sex with other women, instead of him doing it behind my back.” font_backcontent_family=”Default:regular” flip_border_type=”solid” flip_border_thick=”6″ front_icon_frame_type=”solid” front_color=”#3a3a3a” front_color_title=”#7a7a7a” front_background=”#efefef” flip_border_color_front=”#d6d6d6″ back_color=”#3a3a3a” back_color_title=”#636363″ back_background=”#d6d6d6″ flip_border_color_back=”#efefef” el_class=”TruthBoxFlipBoxOfficial”]

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[TS-VCSC-Content-Flip flip_effect_style1=”vertical” flip_effect_speed=”fast” front_title=”What everyone thinks is true:” front_wrapper=”h3″ font_fronttitle_family=”Default:regular” front_content=”My life is fantastic. I have a loving husband, wonderful kids, a job, and financial security.” font_frontcontent_family=”Default:regular” back_title=”What actually is true:” back_wrapper=”h3″ font_backtitle_family=”Default:regular” back_content=”We have over $100K in debt, not including our house or cars. I hate my job and would love to go back to my old, lower paying job. I’m struggling with being bi and bipolar.” font_backcontent_family=”Default:regular” flip_border_type=”solid” flip_border_thick=”6″ front_icon_frame_type=”solid” front_color=”#3a3a3a” front_color_title=”#7a7a7a” front_background=”#efefef” flip_border_color_front=”#d6d6d6″ back_color=”#3a3a3a” back_color_title=”#636363″ back_background=”#d6d6d6″ flip_border_color_back=”#efefef” el_class=”TruthBoxFlipBoxOfficial”]

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[TS-VCSC-Content-Flip flip_effect_style1=”vertical” flip_effect_speed=”fast” front_title=”What everyone thinks is true:” front_wrapper=”h3″ font_fronttitle_family=”Default:regular” front_content=”That I am a good Christian woman” font_frontcontent_family=”Default:regular” back_title=”What actually is true:” back_wrapper=”h3″ font_backtitle_family=”Default:regular” back_content=”I don’t believe god exists and I think people who are religious have a very low intelligence level and lack a moral compass” font_backcontent_family=”Default:regular” flip_border_type=”solid” flip_border_thick=”6″ front_icon_frame_type=”solid” front_color=”#3a3a3a” front_color_title=”#7a7a7a” front_background=”#efefef” flip_border_color_front=”#d6d6d6″ back_color=”#3a3a3a” back_color_title=”#636363″ back_background=”#d6d6d6″ flip_border_color_back=”#efefef” el_class=”TruthBoxFlipBoxOfficial”]

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[TS-VCSC-Content-Flip flip_effect_style1=”vertical” flip_effect_speed=”fast” front_title=”What everyone thinks is true:” front_wrapper=”h3″ font_fronttitle_family=”Default:regular” front_content=”That the relationships (I’ve had in the past 3 years) ended because they did not want to commit.” font_frontcontent_family=”Default:regular” back_title=”What actually is true:” back_wrapper=”h3″ font_backtitle_family=”Default:regular” back_content=”Four of the five men were attached and sought them out for "friends with benefits" aspect because I saw it as "safe" where no emotions were involved.” font_backcontent_family=”Default:regular” flip_border_type=”solid” flip_border_thick=”6″ front_icon_frame_type=”solid” front_color=”#3a3a3a” front_color_title=”#7a7a7a” front_background=”#efefef” flip_border_color_front=”#d6d6d6″ back_color=”#3a3a3a” back_color_title=”#636363″ back_background=”#d6d6d6″ flip_border_color_back=”#efefef” el_class=”TruthBoxFlipBoxOfficial”]

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[TS-VCSC-Content-Flip flip_effect_style1=”vertical” flip_effect_speed=”fast” front_title=”What everyone thinks is true:” front_wrapper=”h3″ font_fronttitle_family=”Default:regular” front_content=”I can’t stand my coworker who is male and hate the days when we work together.” font_frontcontent_family=”Default:regular” back_title=”What actually is true:” back_wrapper=”h3″ font_backtitle_family=”Default:regular” back_content=”I adore him, even though he is several years younger than me and we flirt with each other constantly. We are both married but unhappy. I think about him all the time.” font_backcontent_family=”Default:regular” flip_border_type=”solid” flip_border_thick=”6″ front_icon_frame_type=”solid” front_color=”#3a3a3a” front_color_title=”#7a7a7a” front_background=”#efefef” flip_border_color_front=”#d6d6d6″ back_color=”#3a3a3a” back_color_title=”#636363″ back_background=”#d6d6d6″ flip_border_color_back=”#efefef” el_class=”TruthBoxFlipBoxOfficial”]

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[TS-VCSC-Content-Flip flip_effect_style1=”vertical” flip_effect_speed=”fast” front_title=”What everyone thinks is true:” front_wrapper=”h3″ font_fronttitle_family=”Default:regular” front_content=”We have the perfect relationship, and a sex life that is great…” font_frontcontent_family=”Default:regular” back_title=”What actually is true:” back_wrapper=”h3″ font_backtitle_family=”Default:regular” back_content=”We have a great relationship.. But our sex life is practically non existent. He has back pain. I desperatly want to have an affair.” font_backcontent_family=”Default:regular” flip_border_type=”solid” flip_border_thick=”6″ front_icon_frame_type=”solid” front_color=”#3a3a3a” front_color_title=”#7a7a7a” front_background=”#efefef” flip_border_color_front=”#d6d6d6″ back_color=”#3a3a3a” back_color_title=”#636363″ back_background=”#d6d6d6″ flip_border_color_back=”#efefef” el_class=”TruthBoxFlipBoxOfficial”]

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[TS-VCSC-Content-Flip flip_effect_style1=”vertical” flip_effect_speed=”fast” front_title=”What everyone thinks is true:” front_wrapper=”h3″ font_fronttitle_family=”Default:regular” front_content=”That I wanted to get married in the mormon temple” font_frontcontent_family=”Default:regular” back_title=”What actually is true:” back_wrapper=”h3″ font_backtitle_family=”Default:regular” back_content=”I really wanted to get married on a beach somewhere away from everyone else” font_backcontent_family=”Default:regular” flip_border_type=”solid” flip_border_thick=”6″ front_icon_frame_type=”solid” front_color=”#3a3a3a” front_color_title=”#7a7a7a” front_background=”#efefef” flip_border_color_front=”#d6d6d6″ back_color=”#3a3a3a” back_color_title=”#636363″ back_background=”#d6d6d6″ flip_border_color_back=”#efefef” el_class=”TruthBoxFlipBoxOfficial”]

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[TS-VCSC-Content-Flip flip_effect_style1=”vertical” flip_effect_speed=”fast” front_title=”What everyone thinks is true:” front_wrapper=”h3″ font_fronttitle_family=”Default:regular” front_content=”I love my older brother and he was my friend and protector when we were kids.” font_frontcontent_family=”Default:regular” back_title=”What actually is true:” back_wrapper=”h3″ font_backtitle_family=”Default:regular” back_content=”My brother molested me and watched me in the shower and getting dressed frequently. I hate him.” font_backcontent_family=”Default:regular” flip_border_type=”solid” flip_border_thick=”6″ front_icon_frame_type=”solid” front_color=”#3a3a3a” front_color_title=”#7a7a7a” front_background=”#efefef” flip_border_color_front=”#d6d6d6″ back_color=”#3a3a3a” back_color_title=”#636363″ back_background=”#d6d6d6″ flip_border_color_back=”#efefef” el_class=”TruthBoxFlipBoxOfficial”]

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[TS-VCSC-Content-Flip flip_effect_style1=”vertical” flip_effect_speed=”fast” front_title=”What everyone thinks is true:” front_wrapper=”h3″ font_fronttitle_family=”Default:regular” front_content=”I’m a strong, independent, slightly anti-social woman who doesn’t mind not having many friends coz I don’t care what people think.” font_frontcontent_family=”Default:regular” back_title=”What actually is true:” back_wrapper=”h3″ font_backtitle_family=”Default:regular” back_content=”I’m so lonely oh God someone please just talk to me. I feel invisible.” font_backcontent_family=”Default:regular” flip_border_type=”solid” flip_border_thick=”6″ front_icon_frame_type=”solid” front_color=”#3a3a3a” front_color_title=”#7a7a7a” front_background=”#efefef” flip_border_color_front=”#d6d6d6″ back_color=”#3a3a3a” back_color_title=”#636363″ back_background=”#d6d6d6″ flip_border_color_back=”#efefef” el_class=”TruthBoxFlipBoxOfficial”]

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[TS-VCSC-Content-Flip flip_effect_style1=”vertical” flip_effect_speed=”fast” front_title=”What everyone thinks is true:” front_wrapper=”h3″ font_fronttitle_family=”Default:regular” front_content=”I’ve completely healed from my eating disorder and I’m just fine now.” font_frontcontent_family=”Default:regular” back_title=”What actually is true:” back_wrapper=”h3″ font_backtitle_family=”Default:regular” back_content=”I’ve started skipping meals again because life feels uncontrollable. I’m 20 and so not ready to enter adult life. I want to hide from the whole world.” font_backcontent_family=”Default:regular” flip_border_type=”solid” flip_border_thick=”6″ front_icon_frame_type=”solid” front_color=”#3a3a3a” front_color_title=”#7a7a7a” front_background=”#efefef” flip_border_color_front=”#d6d6d6″ back_color=”#3a3a3a” back_color_title=”#636363″ back_background=”#d6d6d6″ flip_border_color_back=”#efefef” el_class=”TruthBoxFlipBoxOfficial”]

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[TS-VCSC-Content-Flip flip_effect_style1=”vertical” flip_effect_speed=”fast” front_title=”What everyone thinks is true:” front_wrapper=”h3″ font_fronttitle_family=”Default:regular” front_content=”I am a good mom and wife. I live a good clean life and wouldn’t ever do anything wrong.” font_frontcontent_family=”Default:regular” back_title=”What actually is true:” back_wrapper=”h3″ font_backtitle_family=”Default:regular” back_content=”My husband I got pregnant the first time we had sex. I had an abortion and I think about it everyday. Hating myself.” font_backcontent_family=”Default:regular” flip_border_type=”solid” flip_border_thick=”6″ front_icon_frame_type=”solid” front_color=”#3a3a3a” front_color_title=”#7a7a7a” front_background=”#efefef” flip_border_color_front=”#d6d6d6″ back_color=”#3a3a3a” back_color_title=”#636363″ back_background=”#d6d6d6″ flip_border_color_back=”#efefef” el_class=”TruthBoxFlipBoxOfficial”]

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[TS-VCSC-Content-Flip flip_effect_style1=”vertical” flip_effect_speed=”fast” front_title=”What everyone thinks is true:” front_wrapper=”h3″ font_fronttitle_family=”Default:regular” front_content=”I love breastfeeding my son.” font_frontcontent_family=”Default:regular” back_title=”What actually is true:” back_wrapper=”h3″ font_backtitle_family=”Default:regular” back_content=”I hate it. My milk didn’t come in for 5 days, so I had to supplement. Now he won’t latch so I have to pump. My nipples hurt, and I’m tired of wearing breast pads. I want to quit.” font_backcontent_family=”Default:regular” flip_border_type=”solid” flip_border_thick=”6″ front_icon_frame_type=”solid” front_color=”#3a3a3a” front_color_title=”#7a7a7a” front_background=”#efefef” flip_border_color_front=”#d6d6d6″ back_color=”#3a3a3a” back_color_title=”#636363″ back_background=”#d6d6d6″ flip_border_color_back=”#efefef” el_class=”TruthBoxFlipBoxOfficial”]

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[TS-VCSC-Content-Flip flip_effect_style1=”vertical” flip_effect_speed=”fast” front_title=”What everyone thinks is true:” front_wrapper=”h3″ font_fronttitle_family=”Default:regular” front_content=”That I support gay marriages” font_frontcontent_family=”Default:regular” back_title=”What actually is true:” back_wrapper=”h3″ font_backtitle_family=”Default:regular” back_content=”I’m scared that the world is coming to an end as more and more people are turning gay and more and more gays are raising kids.” font_backcontent_family=”Default:regular” flip_border_type=”solid” flip_border_thick=”6″ front_icon_frame_type=”solid” front_color=”#3a3a3a” front_color_title=”#7a7a7a” front_background=”#efefef” flip_border_color_front=”#d6d6d6″ back_color=”#3a3a3a” back_color_title=”#636363″ back_background=”#d6d6d6″ flip_border_color_back=”#efefef” el_class=”TruthBoxFlipBoxOfficial”]

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[TS-VCSC-Content-Flip flip_effect_style1=”vertical” flip_effect_speed=”fast” front_title=”What everyone thinks is true:” front_wrapper=”h3″ font_fronttitle_family=”Default:regular” front_content=”I’m a quiet person who doesn’t have much to say.” font_frontcontent_family=”Default:regular” back_title=”What actually is true:” back_wrapper=”h3″ font_backtitle_family=”Default:regular” back_content=”I actually get panic attacks when I’m around a bunch of people, even family. I’m scared if I say too much I’ll come off as stupid or un-likable.” font_backcontent_family=”Default:regular” flip_border_type=”solid” flip_border_thick=”6″ front_icon_frame_type=”solid” front_color=”#3a3a3a” front_color_title=”#7a7a7a” front_background=”#efefef” flip_border_color_front=”#d6d6d6″ back_color=”#3a3a3a” back_color_title=”#636363″ back_background=”#d6d6d6″ flip_border_color_back=”#efefef” el_class=”TruthBoxFlipBoxOfficial”]

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.

If you could give any advice or words of encouragement to any of the people who shared secrets above, what would you say? Please leave a comment today and help let everyone know that they are not alone in their secrets and that there are good and wonderful people out there who understand.

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!