These 23 People Found Out Shocking Secrets About Family Members


My grandfather had supposedly fought in WWII. Never talked much about it, though. After he died, one of our relatives enquired about death benefits. Well, it turns out you don’t get any benefits if you strike an officer in basic training and go AWOL. They never really looked for him cause they likely knew he was under 18.


My aunt with a very “holier-than-thou” attitude has been having a 40+ year affair with a childhood sweetheart. This is a person that was always quick to criticize other people’s family issues and tried so hard to present her and her family as “perfect.” Her husband is an asshole to our family and she lets him completely get away with it. I guess we know why now.


My grandma inherited several hundred thousand dollars from her step dad. The juicy part is that to this day, no one knows how he got it. No one even knew he had that kind of money until he died. Since I’m from the south, my guess is rum running or something like that but we don’t know and likely never will.


That the women that my dad was having sex with (cheating on my mom) were all men.

Written by Laura McNairy

Laura is a freelance writer for TFLN. She likes to write about what she knows best — dating, sex, and being awkward, but usually in the opposite order. She is the Assistant Editor and videographer for Peach Fuzz, a sex-positive nudie magazine in ATX.