The "Am I The Asshole?" forum is the modern day equivalent of going to a priest for Confession, even as the Hot Priest from Fleabag has inspired many to fantasize about the Confession Booth. Rather than seek absolution from a clergyman (and therefore, god), people seek absolution on Reddit, and their stories are fascinating to peek into.
The latest scandalous, allegedly real tale comes from ReadyMaintenance, who is concerned whether they are an a-hole for telling his or her brother that he was product of an affair.
My mom discovered my dad was cheating when I was 15. They divorced, my dad married the woman who was then-pregnant with the child they had conceived through the affair. Over time, my mom forgave them and I did too. I’m not all buddy buddy with my step-mom but I don’t hate her like I did when I was a teenager. I also love my brother that came from that relationship to bits and pieces. He’s now 20, I am 35. We are very close, despite our age gap. He had no idea of what happened to cause his conception or his parents getting together.