Stumbling on a family secret can be tricky to navigate, especially when you're not sure who in the family is in the know.
One of the hardest decisions to make in these situations is whether it's best to lie in order to protect a secret, or better to break the silence in the name of honesty.
AITA for outing my aunt about her secret first marriage that she was hiding from her kids and husband?
Backstory: I (28M) was looking through some old photos at my mother's house a couple years ago and discovered a wedding picture of my aunt (50s/F) and a strange man I’d never met before, who is not the uncle I know.
My mother told me all about my aunt's first marriage that she’s kept hidden from the kids because she’s very religious. The husband’s name was "Adam" (fake name, relevant for later)