I have recently decided to return to the Church after having spent a period of my life away from Christ and the sacrament of reconciliation. I’ve been to three consecutive confessions, one of them being a General Confession.
However now I seem to be stuck in a problematic cycle of going to confession to reconfess sins which I have already confessed, always going into greater detail about the sins than I did in the previous confession/s. This is leading me to doubt the validity of my General Confession (which took me hours), because I end up doubting myself as to whether I had omitted certain details on purpose or not.
For instance, there is a particular conglomeration of sins which I confessed as different, separate, sins in my General Confession, but which I now feel should be better confessed as a whole (because it reveals an uglier nature to those sins). I am suddenly very worried that my decision to separate these related sins in my General Confession might have invalidated my entire General Confession (I know for a fact that I did not see the interlinking of these sins as clearly back then as I do now, but I also fear that I may have ‘separated’ the sins because I was reluctant to reveal the ugly nature of the conglomerated sins in question). I do not think I purposely decided not to mention any mortal sin (I also prayed a lot so that I would be as thorough as possible in the General Confession), but I’ve been gripped with this sudden fear of not having been detailed enough.
I’ve been considering whether I should go to my fourth consecutive confession to confess this as well; now I’m worried that I may have to repeat ALL the sins in a fourth confession, because the General Confession may have been invalidated due to the above.