It was tough and it took me a long time but I finally did it: I went to confession last Friday! I'm glad I did it but it wasn't easy. I believe the enemy did whatever he could to prevent it: I felt physically sick before, the church was closed and I had to find another confessor and I was literally trembling with all the anxiety. But I did it, I most definitely did it and it was a good, honest confession! The priest was wonderful and extremely patient and understanding. He was extremely shrewd, as well: he said that I was going to start a whole new life and he was absolutely right, he knew I was being sincere. God bless him! And here's a strange fact: I felt different after this and not just spiritually or mentally, it's almost physical. I feel 'lighter' and 'emptier' but not in a negative way, it's almost like something inside of me has left. I can't really describe it. A final question: do Protestants also confess before a priest or is it just Catholics?