Secrets kept out of fear, embarrassment or other negative feelings are acidic to the psyche and color how one sees others in the world. Whether a secret is shoved under the rug or even denied, the effect is the same.
Revealing a painful secret to a trusted person or even a professional can be liberating! Secrets create isolation and anger and can victimize the holder. It is said that we are only as sick as our secrets. This is true. Talk to someone safe today.
Warmly, Cheryl Deaner, LMFT 36764