Take a load off: How secrets can physically weigh you down
We all carry secrets with us. These secrets may be a little embarrassing, such as the TV shows we watch with guilty pleasure, or our first, never admitted crush in middle school. Other secrets may carry more weight, and loom larger because they concern infidelity, finances, or addictions. While we may hide such secrets from our friends and loved ones because we fear their judgment and anger, we seem to neglect what the burden of keeping a secret does to us. Without any doubt, secrets can preoccupy our minds and undermine our connection with others and our sense of and purpose. But do secrets also weigh us down physically?
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