People From Around The World Share The Juiciest Secrets They Know

People From Around The World Share The Juiciest Secrets They Know

We all have secrets. But that bike you stole when you were ten doesn't hold a candle to the secrets this folks are holding inside. That's probably why they recently went online to share them with us -- anonymously, of course.

These are the juiciest secrets, as shared by people from all around the world. Keep them to yourself!

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60. There's The Rub

So, ever since I started living in apartments for myself, I've had these big pink towels, and every time someone brought it up I've told this story. When I got the first apartment, I went to visit my grandparents with my mom so we could raid her basement for stuff she had lying around that I could use in my new home. And among the stuff that we found were these giant boxes of big pink towels and jasmine incense.

Now, the towels I didn't question, but my grandparents didn't seem like the type to use incense, let alone in bulk, so I asked about it. And when I did, my mom and my grandma shared a look and one said to the other "I guess he's old enough to know."

So the story goes that my grandpa, amongst other things, ran two shopping centers. At one point, one of these shopping centers had a massage parlor. They seemed alright and always paid their rent. Then one day my grandpa gets a call that eyewitness accounts say went something like this:

"Hello. Yes, this is ... Yes. Yes, what...? WHAT?! What do you mean I'm running a cathouse?!"

Apparently, this was a "full-service" massage parlor and the owner split once the cops got wind of it, leaving behind the whole operation. So my grandpa technically became the owner of a very large supply of pink towels, jasmine incense, baby oil, and tissues. And, never one to throw things away, he kept all of it in his basement. And they were pretty good towels, so I took a bunch and some of the jasmine incense. I may call them for more at some point.

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59. That's Just Cruel, Grandma

I had always known that my grandmother, while president of her sorority in college, threw a girl's application in the sewer because the girl was grossly overweight and socially awkward. Grandma then lied to the rest of the sorority that the wind blew the application into the sewer.

Only recently did I learn that the girl whose application she "lost" was Lynda Bird Johnson, the daughter of the President of the United States.

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58. Honestly, Good For Him

I was always told that great-grandpa was a decorated soldier who fought in the Indian regiment of British troops in WWI.

In reality, he was a cook who deserted after seeing men sent to attack machine guns with their bodies. Him and a bunch of others immediately freaked and bailed out of there while stealing a bunch of supplies.

This was corroborated by the other deserters that returned with him. It took them a few years to get from France to Vadodara in the current state of Gujarat, India They sold the guns and rations along the way for money and great grandpa picked up an embarrassing disease from an Iraqi woman (luckily, my grandpa was born before he left). They blame the disease on why he went "funny" in the head towards his end.

Also the little bit of money he brought back from the stolen and sold army gear helped my grandpa buy some land and kickstart our family's fortunes so that we could move out of the untouchable class.

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57. Never Ask Where It Came From

My grandma inherited several hundred thousand dollars from her stepdad.

The juicy part is that to this day, no one knows how he got it. No one even knew he had that kind of money until he died. Since I'm from the south, my guess is rumrunning or something like that, but we don't know and likely never will.

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56. Lost And Found

My great grandfather was a quiet kind man and treasurer for his chapter of the Elks Lodge in Texas. He was attacked on his way home from an Elks Lodge meeting. He suffered amnesia and regained consciousness as a sailor on his way to Haiti. After landing, he lived in the country for a few months before getting into a bar brawl with a police officer and getting knocked out.

He regained consciousness in jail, with a new-found memory of who he was. Her told this tale to a priest from jail, who believed him and wanted to help. The priest wrote my great grandmother and the American government and somehow convinced the Haitian government to let him return to America.

He returned to my great grandmother, had two children, and was a law abiding citizen for the rest of his life.

This story is so UNBELIEVABLE that when my mother told it to me 6 months ago I was convinced it was a hoax. She has documents (the letters from the priest and others) and testimonials of his friends that say this behavior was uncharacteristic. I dunno, crazy man.

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55. Glass Houses

My aunt, who has a very "holier-than-thou" attitude, has been having a 40+ year affair with a childhood sweetheart. This is a person that was always quick to criticize other people's family issues and tried so hard to present her and her family as "perfect". Her husband is a jerkwad to our family and she lets him completely get away with it. I guess we know why now.

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54. The Old Man's Money

My family were apparently millionaires in the late 1800s. I guess they had always been very wealthy. But between that wealth getting split up every generation and my family living on the run for many generations, all that money was gone by the time I came around. Only thing left was a chunk of property in Mexico that is completely worthless aside from a small bit of income because there's a highway going through it.

This totally shocked me because, in my lifetime, my family has been quite poor. Full on redneck on top of that. And lots of issues with addiction.

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53. One Less Mouth To Feed

My great grandpa 'disappeared' one of his own children. The family was a bunch of poor backwoods hicks and were having trouble feeding their kids. My great grandma was pregnant and didn't learn until delivery that she was pregnant with twins. Great grandpa's solution was to... well, suffice it to say, make it so that the kid was never seen again.

My grandpa wrote a letter to my mom on his deathbed and this was one of the things he wrote about in the letter. When my mom told me, my blood turned to ice water. The sheer evilness completely shocked me. I couldn't believe this was the man I had known my whole life.

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52. Draw A Diagram

You might need to draw a diagram to understand this one.

My dad was born when my grandma was 18 and my "grandpa" was 14. He never looked like his "dad" and always thought his mom had an affair (for context, my dad's family is all Lebanese but he is very fair-skinned, which was partially why he assumed it had been an affair). When his "dad's" father, my great-grand-father, was on his death bed due to cancer, a relative confessed to my dad that his "grandfather" was actually his father. My dad had my stepmom take hair out of his real father's head and had it sent for DNA testing which confirmed it (yeah, little morbid if you ask me).

So basically, my grandma had an affair with a married man when she was 18, had one, possibly 2, children with him, then married his SON and had another 4 kids. So my dad's siblings are both his siblings and his nieces/nephews, and the man who raised him is actually his brother.

Yeah, I don't talk to that side of the family anymore.

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51. How Do You Live That Kind Of A Lie?

One is mine. One is my friend's.

Mine: My uncle killed a man in the old country (Taiwan). It was a gang fight gone wrong. He picked up one of those big metal garbage cans and hit another dude in the head. He did time in jail and was disowned by his family. My mom is the only person to visit him.

My friend's: He was told his parents died. Turns out his dad is his uncle and the woman who raised him (his "aunt") is actually his mom.

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50. Circular Family Tree

My father had an affair with his brother's wife, so my cousin is also my brother.

My cousin doesn't know, though; grandma let this slip after having a few too many drinks one evening.

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49. Do As I Say...

I didn't find out until recently, in my thirties. So at this age pretty much nothing shocks you. But it would have shocked me in my teens, when my mother was super religious, warning us against premarital hookups. In my early twenties, she tried to stop my girlfriend and I from living together when we moved to a city where we knew no one. (Obviously, we lived together. But we had to hide it from her when she came to visit.) When some unmarried friends of mine had a baby unexpectedly, and the child was born with a physical handicap, she even insinuated to me that it was punishment from God for having a baby out of wedlock.

So guess what... A few months ago, my aunt mentioned in passing that the reason my parents got married after only knowing each other four months was because my mother was pregnant. (She ended up miscarrying, which is why we'd never figured it out before.)

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48. That's... A Lot

My "mom" is actually my grandma, my "dad" is my step-grandpa, and my "sister", who is 13 years older than me, is my mom. And my biological dad was 21 when he got her pregnant.

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47. The Noble Lie?

When my friend turned 15, she was told she was adopted. Turns out that both her parents died in a car crash when she was just a baby, and her uncle adopted her and raised her. Told her that both parents were dead.

A year later, a man messages her on Facebook saying that he's her half-brother. It turns out the dad lived through the car crash and later remarried; her adopted parents were lying to her because they knew all along that the dad just didn't want to keep her.

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46. That Explains The Moustache

My mom married my stepfather in the mid 80s. My mom and dad had been divorced since my birth in the early 70s. So, living primarily with my mom, she would of course go out on dates, and eventually I would get the old boyfriend introduction which usually went well. With my soon to be step father, I always knew there was something a little off. Couldn't ever really pin down what it was, but he was just off, if ever so slightly. But hey, my mom really liked this guy, so I was in. Made my way through some awkward teenage years with him, and off to college. Still, I felt like I was missing something with him.

Then, in 1997, and my mom and step dad divorce. Towards then end, he would grow very impatient and I guess they would fight a lot, but I wasn't around to see it as I had long since moved out and had my own life to lead in a different state. Didn't ever hear him come up much in conversation after that.

Now, fast forward to 2007. My mom, unfortunately had cancer and it was nearing the end of her life. I spent the last two weeks with her at her house, just talking and letting her know how much I loved her and what a great mom she had been. For those that have never seen a loved one pass away from cancer, it's not very pleasant. They tend to get a little loopy, forgetful and generally speaking, aren't 100% with it.

So, sitting on the couch next to her on one of these days, she exclaims "Well, I suppose I can tell you about your stepfather now". My eyes perked right up, I knew it I knew it, something was off about him! Maybe he went AWOL from the Army? Maybe he had a kid I didn't know about? She continued on: "Your stepfather was a gay adult film star in the 1970s". This, I had not expected.

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45. Neither A Borrower Nor A Lender Be

My uncle told my parents that he needed money because he borrowed from the Chinese mafia and they were threatening to kill him and his family or something. My parents sent him some money and then two weeks later he posted a pic on social media with a new car.

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44. The Barber Of Seville

My barber got two different girls pregnant, neither of whom are his girlfriend. Prices have gone up a little bit but the phone calls I overhear are worth it.

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43. Anything For Attention

Some girl in our year at school posted on Facebook the other day how her boyfriend had supposedly cheated on her. They had a full blown argument in the comments just on Facebook for everyone to see. Yesterday she posted a picture of some keys, tagging her boyfriend in it, saying "just bought our first house together!"

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42. Way To Resource Humans

We got a new boss like a year ago at work and we've been hating it. People are getting written up for petty stuff and suspended and losing their bonuses. I'm a good employee, but this stuff finally caught up to me too and I got written up for getting injured at work (long story).

I don't play, so where it said "employee comments" on the write-up I wrote "see attached" and printed out a 3-page defence, talking about how I thought it was unfair and how I thought people had been getting treated unfairly for a year now.

The next day I got called into a meeting by my boss, and his boss, and his boss, and an HR rep so they could grill me about it. By the end of the meeting we had all figured out that it was actually the HR rep who had been screwing with people for a year now, and the anger shifted completely away from me and onto her.

I went around and told everybody about it. Believe me: we're going to make this woman pay.

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41. I Would Leave

I just found out that one of my work colleagues, who just returned from an two-week expensive holiday with his wife in Iceland, learned that his wife has run up about £50,000 worth of debt on numerous credit cards.

For a start she paid for her son's (from a previous marriage) university fees without telling him.

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40. Does That Help?

One of the girls in our group of friends has never really gotten over her ex that left her 3 years ago. She will often bring him up after a few drinks and it has really hampered her dating life.

He lives thousands of miles away, and today he posted a picture of himself sitting with an attractive dude getting coffee. They are holding hands and their legs are touching.

We were all sitting around the TV hanging out when she saw the picture. Shell shock is the best description for her face.

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39. Whatever It Takes

I was told that my great grandfather kept the family farm in business by blatant and repeated acts of insurance fraud.

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38. Three's Company

I know a guy who got his friend to marry him so he can get a green card. Except his friend was already in a relationship. Not only did my friend get married, he also inherited a boyfriend-in-law. Now the three of them live in the same house.

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37. Once And Always

My soon to be ex wife and I separated in August 2018.

She decided to end the marriage because she concluded that I would never trust her after she had an affair for more than half of our 15-year marriage. We tried to reconcile for 2 years, during which time she repeatedly told me that she had changed and that she'd never lie to me again. But I kept catching her in lie after lie.

Now she is seriously dating a guy, since at least December. And she's cheating on him with another guy.

Remember folks, she has changed.

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36. Living A Lie

My cousin has been together with his wife for 14 years and has had a girlfriend for just as long! Neither of them knew about the other. He got caught because of an image on Facebook. His wife’s sister posted a family picture which my cousin was in and got recognized by his girlfriend’s sister’s acquaintance.

He got away with that for FOURTEEN YEARS!

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35. That's Almost 38 Guns!

My neighbor's cousin broke into her house and stole 37 guns.

Also I learned my neighbor owned at least 37 guns.

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34. My Baby Wants A Baby

My wife’s gay brother is having an affair with his husband’s half-sister. The friend that told me also says the half-sister is desperate to get pregnant. This could get interesting.

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33. Parasite

My coworker makes $10 an hour, works part time on the side, and pays for her live-in, still married, boyfriend's rent and CHILD SUPPORT because he’s “broke.” She just found his bank receipt showing $17k in his checking account. And yet she still defends him and makes excuses on his behalf.

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32. They Gotta Learn Some Time

My fellow teacher is having an affair with a married security guard at the school. They’re not very careful about the flirting though because most of the sixth graders have figured it out. Can’t wait to see what happens.

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31. Love Square

An ex friend of mine from high school is now in the middle of her second divorce. Apparently it’s because she cheated on her second husband with her now current boyfriend. This is the second time she’s cheated on her husband and I’m curious if she’ll marry the current boyfriend and then cheat on him.

I hope she cheats on him with her first husband and then marries him again and then cheats on him with number 2 and then her and all the guys realize that the four of them belong together.

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30. Burning Man, Burning Money

My brother asked my mom for a $1,000 for rent. She gave him $1,400 so he could also pay back a loan. Then he turned around and also asked my dad for $1,000 for rent, which he also gave him. He then turned around and used the money to buy tickets to Burning Man.

My parents aren't going to lend out any more money without talking to each other first.

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29. You Deserve Better

This woman I know is dating a very shady guy. She's nearly 40 and desperate, so she overlooks a lot of the red flags.

All her friends think he's a jerk.

He claims he disappears every now and then because - get this - he works for WikiLeaks.

He is married to someone. Now, he claims that they got married for visa purposes only and they only hooked up a few times. He has citizenship now, but they aren't divorced because of some paperwork stuff, involving - you guessed it - WikiLeaks.

Also, he vacillates between having her attend his family events and declaring that he doesn't believe in marriage and kids. Though, of course, he's married already.

He recently suggested they be in an open relationship. She has always wanted marriage and kids, so it surprised me that she got on board with this relatively quietly. I suspect it's because she wants to hold on to him.

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28. Jerry! Jerry!

A year ago, a family member (26) discovered that his fiancée (29) of 7 years, with whom he has 2 children, had been having an affair with his younger brother, who had just turned 18. His brother was living in his house rent free at the time as well. So his fiancée left him for his brother and had a fling with him for a couple months. The younger brother is basically homeless now, jumping from friend to friend to crash at their houses, while working at a job where he makes minimum wage, while she is still living under her ex-fiancé's roof.

She then decided she wanted to work thing out with her ex-fiancé, so they got back together and decided to reconcile the relationship which left the younger brother furious. Shortly after that, she finds out she is pregnant but does not know which brother is the father. Her fiancé said he would raise the baby as his own even if it was not his. So she decides to keep the baby.

This makes the younger brother more furious because she aborted the child before this baby that she knew was the younger brother's. So the younger brother verbally attacks her for aborting that child and keeping this one because there is a chance it is her fiancé's. She is unemployed during this time, so her fiancé is paying for all of the expenses.

9 months later, still unemployed.

She has the baby and it ends up being the younger brother's child and they all try to do co-parenting. The baby is 3 months old now and my family member's fiancée left him for his younger brother again!

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27. The Ram

One of my sister's friends from her sorority had a mental breakdown on her two roommates. Of all the crazy stuff I overheard, the best part was when she got in her car and proceeded to ram into the back of one of the other friend's car, over and over, for almost 2 HOURS. Like, the security camera footage legit shows her ramming the car, backing up, and doing it again for TWO WHOLE HOURS. Amazing.


26. Inequality

My friend is getting married next weekend. They've been together a few years and have a 2-year-old son. At his bachelor party, we were all poking fun at him on whether or not he was ready. Hammered or sober, he is 100% committed to the relationship.

Another friend of mine is close friends with the bride, who is apparently questioning everything about their relationship, and has repeatedly stated that he's not the type of guy she ever imagined seeing herself with.

This will end well.


25. Elopers

Just found out that my brother, who divorced his ex-wife a year ago, got married to a new woman in secret. I mean secret as in that he hasn't told his own kids about it (10 and 12 years old).

He hasn't told us either (rest of the family). My mother just accidentally said it to all of us. So now we know but are to pretend we don't know.

None of us have met his new wife that we don't know is his wife but still know is his wife.

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24. Two Lumps Of Sugar

My two friends just found out they have the same sugar daddy. They had both been under the impression that they were exclusive with him.

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23. Just Kidding

I have a coworker I’ll call Jess, who always talks about her kids in detail and asks for favors because of her kids -- i.e. picking up shifts, asking for rides, etc.

One of our other coworkers' sons goes to the same bar as said girl (she doesn’t know who he is). Apparently, one night she was spilling her guts about how she always takes advantage of her coworkers, bragging that she doesn’t even have kids.

She doesn’t know that we know.

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22. Thanks For Letting Me Know

Apparently for years my parents have told my teachers I have a learning disability. I didn't know I had learning disability. I don't think I have a learning disability. So I asked them about this and they said it takes about $1,500 off the cost of my university tuition from some government grant. So I guess I have a learning disability?

Update: I asked my parents more questions about this and I apparently got tested when I was young and I do have a legitimate learning disability diagnosis. My parents aren't committing fraud, they knew all along that I was diagnosed and I just recently found out about it.


21. A Growing Family

Recently got my AncestryDNA results back and found out I have a half sister of a different ethnicity, as a product of my father’s cheating ways...

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20. Witchy Woman

Found out one of my "closest friends" was paying someone to do some kind of witchcraft/voodoo thing on me because she doesn't want me to do well or succeed. There are some crazy people out there, like wtf!

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19. Hard Times For Former Blockbuster Managers

The biggest secret in my family is that my aunt got arrested a while back for embezzlement. She didn’t do any jail time I don’t think -- just has to pay it back.

This isn’t much of a surprise though, because after the roof of the Blockbuster she managed collapsed she stole all the candy.


18. A Planned Disaster

My SIL is pregnant, again, by the same guy she’s been in a (two-way) abusive relationship with for the past six years. Despite constantly moving in and out of his house, filing restraining orders against each other, and accusing each other of cheating every day, they PLANNED this one.

Edit: SIL is my husband’s sister, sorry for the confusion. Also CPS has been to their house. My MIL takes the baby often so she isn’t in the house.

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17. Like Cats And Dogs

Well, my dog acts like she doesn’t like our new cat BUT I caught them playing last night and as soon as she noticed me she runs over to me pretending she wasn’t playing! Scandal!

I have no life - this was the peak of my weekend.


16. The Pathological Liar

A friend of mine doesn’t have the best taste in men. She’s been talking to this guy that I swear is a pathological liar. She refuses to believe it. She just makes a lot of excuses for him while in the process of continually being disappointed and let down by him. Over the last month, he was supposed to come visit her at least 10 different times. He lives 3 hours away so it’s a long distance relationship. Every time he was supposed to visit, something ‘came up’. He was sick twice, then his daughter was sick, then he got ran over, then his mom's dog is dying. All of these are excuses on why he can’t come visit.

What’s messed up is it will be his idea to visit. He will constantly tell my friend he’s coming, she will tell him not to worry about it, but he will insist. All for him to give some BS last-minute excuse on why he can’t show up. It seems to me like a lot of work to lie like that, but whatever.

This recent excuse was the most messed up. This actually happened last night. The guy insisted on coming to see my friend over the weekend. She got her hopes up just for him to call her last minute and say he got into a car wreck. He told her he was at the hospital because he got hurt and his car was totalled, or some nonsense. My friend believed him at first and kept trying to ask him what hospital he was at but he wouldn’t tell her. He even sent her a picture of the car.

So my friend messaged another friend of hers telling her what happened. Long story short, the other friend asked my friend to send her the picture and she did some investigating and found an exact picture and article of a wreck that happened in a different state!

So the guy lied about being in a wreck. When my friend confronted him about it, he started laughing his butt off and told her it was this elaborate practical joke he was playing on her. Well, she believes him. It’s all a big joke and I don’t know who to be more angry at -- the guy for being such a shady character or my friend who is so bloody naive.

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15. Andrea Bargnani?

My hairdresser is leaving her husband and 5 kids to marry an Italian basketball player.

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14. The Other Woman

I live by a married man. Him and his family are VERY close to this lady we'll call Jess. They go on vacations with Jess, but in all photos she is near the husband, not the wife. There have been rumors that the husband is cheating on his wife with Jess. Just rumors though, right? Recently Jess moved across the country. We thought that was the end of it. Nope. My dad helps people so they can get mortgages and he just got a call from someone. The husband. They're moving with Jess across the country.

Of course, it may just be that they're polyamorous. Hey, whatever you're into. More power to you.

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13. Buy Them A Paternity Test

My ex-wife and I finalized our divorce last June. She’s giving birth in a few weeks to the child she conceived with the guy she was cheating on me with. If it was anyone else, I wouldn’t care as much, but since it’s this guy, it hurts.

Oh and she email invited me to buy them gifts off of their baby registry! So I’m trying to think of the most petty item I could get, though I know I shouldn’t show I give a crap.


12. Just Watch MMA!

One of my female friends (who looks like a slightly classier version of Courtney Stodden) confessed to me that she enjoys the thought of two hot, shirtless men fighting over her.

She said she is considering goading her boyfriend into fighting some random dude who keeps slipping into her DMs.

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11. It Gets Easier Every Day

I just found out the other day that my neighbor whom I never talk with is a huge dealer and has also been using himself. I found him slopped over a chair outside of his apartment, completely out of his mind. So I went over and helped him into his place. Gave him some water, some ibuprofen, and talked him for a bit.

He's about two days clean now, and I check on him periodically.

He's a really nice guy.

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10. Every Family Has Its Secrets...

One November day, my mom took my sister and I put so we could help her pick out gifts for our kids. I asked why a cousin of ours who adored children never had any of her own. This led my mom into a deep trail of juicy family stories. The most unexpected was about my grandma. Apparently, a married man had pursued her, and they started a short affair that left her pregnant. She was the teenaged daughter of devout Catholic, immigrant parents, and they essentially hid her in the basement the entire nine months and forced her to give away the baby. They also threatened the dad with the mob to get him to stay quiet and pay for medical care.

My grandma lived most of her life depressed over what came of that child. My mom took an ancestry DNA test about a year ago and found the woman. She had been adopted by loving parents who have since died. She’s started coming to our family events, and my grandparents are more than pleased to have her in their lives. My grandpa has called her his daughter on multiple occasions.

Also, both of my sisters have cheated on their husbands with guys they met at the gym. My husband is only very stressed by this trend.

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9. Isn't Love Beautiful?

Friend, who I'll call Joe is twelve years older than his girlfriend, who I'll call Jessica.

They met when she was 18 and he was dating someone else, we'll call her Mary. He cheated on Mary with Jessica. Mary went psycho, they broke up and he and the Jessica got into a relationship.

The next few years, she'd sneak out of college to meet him. Her family didn't like him because he was so much older and thought he was only in it for her money. Somehow they made it for nine years.

A year ago, he said in some social media post that he was single. Two months later, he announced his engagement with the young woman.

Talking to friends with more familiarity of the situation, it turned out Jessica had to put up with a lot. Mary continued to be psycho and harassed her lot. This was because she was 34 and was planning on having kids with Joe before he cheated on her, and so she considers Jessica her life-ruiner.

And Joe apparently cheated on Jessica as well, triggering mental health issues in her. After a psychotic episode, they broke up.

But then he wanted to settle down and have kids, so he proposed to Jessica, and she accepted.

Now they are planning a gigantic wedding. I honestly kind of can't wait for the train wreck it's going to be.

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8. Papa Was A Rolling Stone

My grandmother told me a couple months ago that around the time of her divorce from my biological grandfather, another lady in their small town had a baby. When grandma finally saw the baby, after friends suspiciously tried to keep her from seeing it, it looked exactly like her soon-to-be ex-husband.

I was the first person to be told about this. My mom now knows, but my aunts and uncles have no idea they have another half-sister running around somewhere.


7. Oh No, How Terrible...

I just found out that the guy who sexually assaulted me 10 years ago in college had the crap beat out of him by some of my male friends a few days after. They never said anything to anyone at the time because they could be expelled for it.


6. Some People Are Just That Lonely

My work requires everyone in our group have security clearance. It’s boring work and only the most basic of clearances is needed.

One day, a coworker's desk was completely cleaned out. We were told she lost her clearance and was fired. Weird.

Her best friend spilled the beans later. Turns out Sharon had met a man online and they were madly in love. And she cashed out her 401k, her life savings, and took out a second mortgage on her house to send to him. She’s 67.

To no one's surprise, he’s not a real person and it was all a scam. He claimed he was royalty from Nigeria. Our employer found out when she started borrowing money from coworkers and it made its way up the chain to our boss.

It’s very sad but! She was around when the whole Nigerian email scam became famouse! She should have known better.


5. Step Off

My stepbrother started dating this girl a short while ago. They were invited to my wedding, but then his dad basically uninvited him to the wedding because it turns out the girl is a *ahem* working girl and my step brother will bring her to clients. So he is kind of renting her out. Also she makes adult movies, and she's pregnant, and we assume it is my stepbrother's baby. My family is quite normal otherwise. This is like mega gossip for my family.

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4. SoundCloud Nine

After one week of being single, my ex-girlfriend started dating this SoundCloud rapper. Now she’s pregnant with twins. We’re still in our teens.

He is the dollar version of Lil Pump, from his music style right down to his dreads.

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3. The Ones You Least Suspect

A couple that we have been friends with for a few years now, both very normal people with vanilla jobs, took a trip overseas that was supposed to last a week.

Not unusual for any of our group of friends. We all love to travel.

No one had heard from them for close to a month; that was unusual. And then we found out they'd been arrested on the other side of the globe. Apparently, they were trying to smuggle close to 1 million dollars for an international cartel out of the country they where visiting.

When we heard the news we where just sitting there quietly in disbelief for about 5 minutes.

2. Hallelujah!

Our pastor was having an affair with his cousin's wife. One day, while giving a sermon the cousin storms into church, tackles the pastor and starts to throw haymakers at him. The cousin's wife is trying to pull her husband off the pastor. The pastor's wife quickly figured out what was happening, ran up and clocked the wife from behind, knocking her out. People are trying to separate everyone. Total chaos.

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1. The Truth Will Out

My ex and I divorced because he came out to me 18 years into our marriage as bi. He thought if he could just try it once he’d get it out of his system. His exact words. I gave him a hall pass, knowing deep down this was who he was and he wasn’t going to “get it out of his system.” He ended up cheating on me with randos from Craigslist, etc. When we split, we told everyone we grew apart. My adult kids don’t know and I promised never to tell. Our friends don’t know. Just me. He’s now happily in a relationship with another woman but still hangs out quite a bit with a guy I know he’s been involved with. He says for him it’s just physical and he doesn’t ever want a relationship with a man. It’s been a tough secret to keep.

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