Should I destroy my old journals?
April 15, 2011 7:03 AM Subscribe
What should I do with two of my hidden journals which might hurt the feelings of my fiancée if discovered?
posted by anonymous to Grab Bag (51 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I've got two old journals stashed away in my apartment which span two or so years, which includes the beginning of my relationship with my now fiancée. I expressed my doubts about the relationship in the journals, but now our relationship has grown and I'm quite happy with it. However, if she ever finds and read them, I'm sure she would get upset and it would put a huge strain on our relationship.
They are completely hidden now, and under no ordinary circumstances would they be found, but I'm thinking more and more about what I should do with them. I was about 17-19 when I wrote them, and I'm thinking that when I'm older I might want to look back at them (I'm 22.)
Thoughts? Has anyone destroyed journals and later regretted it? Has anyone kept journals and found that they really didn't mean much after time has passed?
Should I selectively cut out pages? If I did cut out the parts which comment negatively on our relationship, I think I would still keep it hidden, since they are my personal thoughts, it's just that a relationship catastrophe would be avoided if the negative pages aren't there. Anyone against just revisions?