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People Are Sharing The Secrets That Could Ruin Their Life

Big or small, everyone has a secret. Something that you keep hidden away from the rest of the world for fear of judgment, reprisal, and in some instances — for fear of prosecution.

In an effort to help provoke a little honesty, Reddit users across the globe have been sharing their secrets with one another. Not just any old secret, but rather the kind that could ruin your life!

Don't ask how the cake gets made.

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You would think that actually knowing how to bake would be the biggest prerequisite for any aspiring pastry chef.

Not for Reddit user iGotYouThisCake, who claims that all of the cakes she's ever made have been from Pillsbury premix.

Imagine being forced to believe that you were something you weren't.

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Reddit user ABCH was born a boy but was raised as a girl for the first seven years of their life by their mentally unstable mother.

The truth was finally discovered by a teacher, who promptly called the police.

When you're entire life is a lie.

This Reddit user claims to despise each and every single one of their friends. The only reason they even bother associating with anyone is the crippling anxiety born from the fear of being alone.

How good is your Australian accent?

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"I was told many times how impressive my false Australian accent was, so I decided it would be great fun to go through college pretending to be from Australia. All of my friends and even my girlfriend of two years think I'm Australian." - Reddit u/FelineOfTheSea

Taking the term "unwanted houseguest" all new meaning.

After selling his home, Redditor throwaway21509 never left the property:

"I neglected to tell the owners that they have an 800 sq. ft. bunker on the property that I built about seven years ago. The bunker that I've called home since I sold it."

Some secrets must be shared.

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"I am an active opiate addict. I use every single day. Everyone in my life - even the people closest to me - think[sic] that I have been clean for over a year." - Reddit u/secretthrowawaybla

She's just not that into you.

Reddit user moarnames is a 30-year-old woman who claims to have never had sex or even so much as kissed another human being.

She says that she simply has no desire or sex drive to speak of whatsoever.

When the pressure to succeed becomes too much to bear.

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"I faked the last two years of college education," admits HalfEducated.

"My parents put so much pressure on me I couldn't handle it (I was suffering from severe depression and anxiety) so I faked it all. Lied to everyone. Made up fake transcripts."

The truth gets steamrolled.

When Garno374 was only a young child, they along with a close friend decided to take a steam roller from a nearby construction site on a joyride.

They wound up losing control and smashing the machine through a neighbor's house. No one ever found out who it was.

Being bi-lingual in school certainly has its advantages.

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"I speak two languages so every time I received a new essay I would browse the topic in my own language and translate the text word-by-word to English then submitted it," PassmethePepper explained. "No one ever caught me for plagiarism before."

I see your true colors shining so bright.

In a since-deleted post, this Reddit user claims to have lied to his entire family about being color blind.

It began in the 3rd grade and continued on into adulthood.

Supposedly, they were even able to convince an optometrist. Which is an impressive feat, albeit a confusing one.

Being financially transparent isn't always easy.

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It isn't always easy admitting fault to our significant other. Redditor sexret_sauces says that "I have terrible credit. I have debts from 10 years ago that I never paid off. My wife doesn't know."

Would you fake your own death to escape it all?

Redditor Tomgoldaccount moved from the United States to Kenya under a fake name and passport.

What's even more unbelievable, is that they made their family and friends believe that they had drowned in a boating accident.

When agoraphobia takes over your entire life.

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Agoraphobia is the fear of feeling trapped in public spaces, surrounded by people.

It can be a debilitating condition. So much so that Redditor Throwawaythesecrets was forced to quit college and lie to their family for over a year-and-a-half.

Finding true love in all the wrong places.

You probably wouldn't imagine that you'd find the man of your dreams inside a brothel.

Even less so if you also happened to be a sex worker, employed by the said brothel.

But then again, love always finds a way...