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Sunday Confessional: I Lied and Told My Ex I Was Pregnant

Dear Sugar,

I made a horrible mistake. I lied to get my ex-boyfriend back and told him I was pregnant with his baby. I desperately wanted him to stay with me, and I thought this would keep us together. I know what I did was stupid and dishonest, and I feel incredibly guilty. To make matters worse, I had to keep lying to cover up my first lie. I told him I had an abortion, and even called off of work for three days to make it seem real.

We are back together now, but I feel awful about my lies. Every time I see him, it's all I think about. I need to get rid of this huge weight on my chest, but I'm worried that if I tell him the truth he won't be able to forgive me, and he'll leave. Do you think I should be forgiven for my lies?


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