The secret world of intimate confessions online

  • Harriet Oriel
  • BBC World Service

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There is nothing like feeling like something is affecting you from your chest.

But sometimes a secret cannot be shared.

Fear, shame, and stigma can prevent us from revealing the deepest parts of ourselves, or sometimes it’s just not information that is private to us.

According to researchers at Columbia University, keeping secrets can cause harm, “leading to fatigue, social isolation, and reduced feelings of well-being.”

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