For the first time in my life, I think I did not say, “for these sins and others, I am sorry”, which I was and the priest was listened and I felt heard felt a load off my shoulders and he really talked to me. He gave me my penance but then I said “thank you Father” and left and realized “oh my gosh…I never said, ‘I am sorry’”. Does this mean it wasn’t a valid confession? Am a bit confused…I don’t understand how I could have forgotten. Been really stressed lately and am living in a negative environment where basically I am not validated…I am not heard and am blamed for everything that goes wrong. In any case, I went to confession but this is not the church I want to go to, because of the fact that the person that I live with (actually, it is my Mother) goes to this church and I do not want to encounter her there (it’s a very complicated ‘relationship’, if you can call it that). Hopefully, I will be able to move out soon and nearby a different church. So I am not sure if this in any way ties in or somehow (not that I am intentionally trying to explain the unusual confession experience). Think I am done. Would appreciate any feedback and perhaps clarification or advice. Thank you in advance and God Bless.
(P.S. I think I posted this in the wrong section previously but I am a bit lost as to how this works, so I apologize if this is found somewhere else).