ad·mit (ad mit′, əd-)
transitive verb admitted -·mit′·ted, admitting -·mit′·ting
Origin: ME admitten < L admittere < ad-, to + mittere, to send: see mission
"We are only as sick as our secrets". If something we did is eating us up inside then we should confess to someone. Choose wisely whom you confess to. You do not want your confession's to be known to others without your consent. When you choose Who you want to confess to, whether it be a Priest or counselor, or close confidant, know your audience. There are proffessionals in the community who are required by law to report certain acts especially if someone's health and welfare are in danger. When it is all said and done I know you will feel lifted, and you can begin a proccess of healing.
I believe you should admit and confess but only to your one and only God. Your Lord and Savior...even though he already knows everything you have done...he likes to talk to you he wants you to talk to him. Confesing to others should be done to especially if it's something you have done. But it is always good to talk to God first and ask for his assistance :)
I don't think that admitting and confessing is supposed to be a forced thing (unless of course, you're getting interrogated at the cop shop)....if you're talking about a 12 step program, or church or something like that...then admitting and "confessing" is for the benefit of the confesser...and no one else.
Admit and confess to GOD, admit to people only that you sinned, not what or how unless you really trust them or have an obligation to tell them, few can truly be trusted with that much information.
If you feel you should I do no believe in being forced to do or be anything.