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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=”h2″ font_fronttitle_family=”Default:regular” front_content=”That I’m waiting to have kids until I have a steady teaching position.” font_frontcontent_family=”Default:regular” back_title=”What actually is true:” back_wrapper=”h2″ font_backtitle_family=”Default:regular” back_content=”That my husband is on pain management medicine after an addiction to pain pills, and the medicine has made it almost impossible to conceive. I’m worried that it may be permanent.” 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=”h2″ font_fronttitle_family=”Default:regular” front_content=”That I have a perfect marriage, that we are so on love for the past 9 years.” font_frontcontent_family=”Default:regular” back_title=”What actually is true:” back_wrapper=”h2″ font_backtitle_family=”Default:regular” back_content=”I am afraid to tell him I dont love him anymore. I fell out of love years ago when he stopped being the man I married. I tried to tell him how I felt a lot of times no luck.” 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_content=”Comments about my weight don’t bother me because I’m "skinny."” front_wrapper=”h2″ font_fronttitle_family=”Default:regular” font_frontcontent_family=”Default:regular” back_title=”What actually is true:” back_wrapper=”h2″ font_backtitle_family=”Default:regular” back_content=”I never know what to say to that, and ultimately feel like I can’t gain any weight because it would mean I’ve failed someone’s expectations.” 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=”h2″ font_fronttitle_family=”Default:regular” front_content=”That I am basically handling all the recent grief and trauma in my life very well without any social support.” font_frontcontent_family=”Default:regular” back_title=”What actually is true:” back_wrapper=”h2″ font_backtitle_family=”Default:regular” back_content=”The only thing keeping me from killing myself is my duty to my two small children, and I sometimes resent them for it.” 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=”h2″ font_fronttitle_family=”Default:regular” front_content=”That I stay at home and haven’t worked in years because I am lazy” font_frontcontent_family=”Default:regular” back_title=”What actually is true:” back_wrapper=”h2″ font_backtitle_family=”Default:regular” back_content=”I haven’t worked in years because I feel sick around big groups of people. I always feel like everybody is staring, laughing, and judging me anytime I leave the house.” 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=”h2″ font_fronttitle_family=”Default:regular” front_content=”I’m happy in my 4 year relationship, I have things well put together and am decently mature for 24 years old.” font_frontcontent_family=”Default:regular” back_title=”What actually is true:” back_wrapper=”h2″ font_backtitle_family=”Default:regular” back_content=”I struggle with ADHD daily. I was not prepared to love and support another person through addiction and mental health issues. I don’t know how to get out.” 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=”h2″ font_fronttitle_family=”Default:regular” front_content=”That I am a perfectly happy person who always has a smile on my face.” font_frontcontent_family=”Default:regular” back_title=”What actually is true:” back_wrapper=”h2″ font_backtitle_family=”Default:regular” back_content=”That smile is fake. I am so depressed all the time and can’t afford to see someone about it. Mostly I feel it would be better if I just ended it but I’m afraid it would be painful.” 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=”h2″ font_fronttitle_family=”Default:regular” front_content=”My husband is a devoted father” font_frontcontent_family=”Default:regular” back_title=”What actually is true:” back_wrapper=”h2″ font_backtitle_family=”Default:regular” back_content=”He’s barely a babysitter. He spends all day on the couch while I’m at work. The kids don’t even bathe, brush their teeth, eat real food, or get any attention until i get home.” 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=”h2″ font_fronttitle_family=”Default:regular” front_content=”That I love my job, I am doing well financially, and successful.” font_frontcontent_family=”Default:regular” back_title=”What actually is true:” back_wrapper=”h2″ font_backtitle_family=”Default:regular” back_content=”I think about quitting all the time, but I can barely afford to feed my family now.” 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=”h2″ font_fronttitle_family=”Default:regular” front_content=”That I have it all together and I’m always there to listen and help out with everyone’s problems.” font_frontcontent_family=”Default:regular” back_title=”What actually is true:” back_wrapper=”h2″ font_backtitle_family=”Default:regular” back_content=”I have my own problems and fears and sometimes can’t stop crying because I have no one to listen to me.” 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 30 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

The Truth Box Form (share your own secret that no one knows):

What everyone thinks is true:

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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!