I lied about my age online and ended up sexting with someone (them not knowing my real age) over the course of 4 days and ended up feeling a real connection. We both said incredibly explicit things to each other while we both got our rocks off too. I told them yesterday and I feel horrible because they never deserved to be lied to. They said I was the same age as their sister and they just couldn't continue talking to me (which is obviously understandable). But I will never understand how I could act so compulsively in that moment without really thinking about the consequences. I've since deleted that social media account entirely along with our messages to each other. I feel horrible and I never want to hurt someone like that again, but I'm afraid I will. I'm scared and I want to fix myself but don't know how.