I've meet people like this. I've meet them nursing and I've meet them in the Church.
Nursing, it comes out when there is sickness, life just catches up with them. The compartmentalisation of their differnt lives start to overlap and bang.
In the Church, often people just want a clean slate. Get rid of the double life. Confess it all. Sometimes there secret lives are just revealed by circumstance. Just like Herman Rockerfeller.
Either way people are hurt, there are always casualties, misunderstanding, trust lost forever.
It reinforces the 2nd commandment to me as spoken by Jesus::
And a second is like it: “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.’Obviously Herman's acts negated this becasue I just can't help think of the people who loved him who are left behind with so many unanswered questions.