“I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that.”
Even a lovelorn Meatloaf knew that you’ve gotta draw the line somewhere. We all have certain things we swear we’ll never ever do, but sometimes life gets in the way of best-laid plans and you end up breaking that promise to yourself. Maybe it’s not that big a deal (like not following through on the “No Girls Allowed” policy for your bedroom), or maybe it’s something life-altering like falling victim to substance abuse.
It can be hard to admit when you’ve gone to your own personal dark side, but that’s just what these 15 people are about to confess…
#1. Just like you’d expect.
“Taking back a cheater. Turned out just like you’d expect.”
#2. I was naive!
“Thought I’d never have sex before marriage. I WAS NAIVE.”
#3. There you go.
“The Maginot Line
I was a poor kid from the States and thought I could never afford to be one of those fancy pants who backpacked Europe for the summer but hey, there you go.”
#4. I’d never do that.
“I remember being a teenager, looking at all my friends going out drinking and doing drugs and thinking that I’d NEVER do that.
#5. Funny how that works.
“I never thought I would start smoking. It’s funny how it works. A drunken drag off a friend’s turns into a bummed smoke which turns into buying your own and then waking up coughing and realizing you’ve been smoking for X years.
Luckily I’ve been off of them for 8 months now, and quitting sucked so badly that I never want to start again. But then again, I never thought I would start in the first place.”
#6. Every parent.
“One that pretty much every parent does at some point in their life.
When I was 12, I was all like “I’m never gonna be THAT parent that stops my kid from doing what I wanted to do right now but Dad said No.”
Now, I’m like all “Now listen here you little shit.”
(Not really. I use “brat”. But I think “shit”.)”
#7. Shooting up.
“Shooting up. Been an addict since 15 years old but i had never shot, then i did and loved the shit out of it. 3 ODs, scars on my arm for life. Just made it to 6 months off the needle on aug 7th.”
#8. What I know I need to do.
“200 lbs. Then 250. Now I’m staring down 300, telling myself I can’t go there, but it’s so hard to do what I know I need to.”
#9. Two of those things.
“I always told myself I’d never ride a motorcycle. “They’re fast, you dont have self control, you’ll kill myself.” Turns out I was right about two of those things.”
#10. Cardboard crack.
“Buying Magic the Gathering singles. It’s cardboard crack, it really is.”
#11. Weird fetishes.
“Probably my weird fetishes relative to sex. My partner just so happened to have the very same so here we are wearing latex suits and calling each other names.
Edit: A lot of these responses have been pretty hilarious and genuinely “heartwarming”. Thanks guys.”
#12. For obvious reasons.
“Always said I would keep my work life and personal life separate for obvious reasons. Dated a co-worker.”
#13. Not overly different.
“Having sex with a girl on her period. Always thought it was very wrong. Turned out to be not overly different.”
#14. After college.
“I never thought I’d live with a family member after college.
But then I started thinking more about expenses. Long story short, I can deal with annoying family debacles if I’m saving over 12 grand a year from rent.”
#15. The most shameful thing I’ve done.
“I was blacked out drunk and drove home. I don’t remember when I left, which route I took, or where I parked my car. I thought I took a cab home until I went to get my mail and saw my car parked outside.
It’s one of the most shameful things I’ve done. I was young and dumb, and it shook me to my core. I didn’t realize how easily someone could make that decision and am forever thankful no one was injured. It’s a line that should never be crossed and I swore up and down I wouldn’t ever. After that night, I either plan ahead or take a cab. Especially with Lyft and Uber being so prevalent these days, there’s just no excuse.”