We all have secrets that hold us down or make us feel special for holding in. Regardless of what they are or what they represent, sometimes we need to release them even if unleashing them does not change anything.
So here, for the beautiful readers who sent them to us, is the 3rd official ventilation of your secrets:
Ever since my friend TJ flipped out and said he was sick of us, I keep thinking in the back of my head that my other friends are next whenever they say they can’t hang out. I just find it hard to trust people now. I don’t mean to distrust my other friends. I’m sorry guys, if you’re reading this, and I love you all. - by Lukaiya Merai
I know mothers day is coming up, but I don’t want to get anything or even make anything for my mother. Part of it is because I have no money anyways, but another part of it is because I am tired of her. She has temper tantrum fits where she’ll throw things at me, last time it was broken glass. So I’m sorry to say mom, but I don’t feel you deserve anything. – by broken_bleeding_angel
I had to talk to the police about something to do with a guy, and I had to tell them he was harming himself, well, he used to, so apparently they went to his house and ‘escorted’ him to the hospital. They threatened to strap him to the bed. I feel terrible.
The same guy – on a separate occasion – ran into someone at ice-skating, he blacked out and all I could do was cry and hold him up. I felt horrible, it made me feel worthless/useless. I hate myself for not doing anything more. All I could do was cry… – by anon
Lately I’ve been confused about religion. I’m Christian (New Methodist to be exact), and Christians have many ways of thinking. My life’s never really been easy (rape, divorce, loss etc.) and that’s got me confused about if sex, homosexuality, and swearing are ok. Everyone I know (who are religious) are against all of those. I’m not. I don’t usually care if someone disagrees with me, but I’m scared if I’m making the wrong choices. I’m usually a very kind person, but lately I’ve been a it mean. I’m not trying to be, but the stress gets to me. I’ve also learned stress can be bad for your health. I’m scared, confused, and lonely. Alright, that’s my secret. Thank you for reading. – by anon
Once a month – on the second to last Sunday of every month – Reasons to be Beautiful Magazine will be posting a new article with many of your shared secrets, if you want to set your secrets free then email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
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