30 People Who Learned A Secret About Their Spouse After Marriage

Published 8 months ago

While the expectation is for married couples to tell each other everything, in reality, there are some things that people tend to keep to themselves. During a British survey, 2,175 married people admitted that they keep a major secret from their partners with one in four admitting that the secret is so big that revealing it may even end their marriage. 

Recently one Reddit thread went viral when one user asked folks to share things that they learned about their spouse only after tying the knot. Scroll down to read some wholesome, some shocking and some insightful stories of netizens’ personal experiences when it comes to communication within marriages. 

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#1

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That my husband sings a different song every morning. We had lived with each other before we were married but it wasn’t until after we were married and moved into our new house that I started to realize he sings every single morning and it’s always different songs from all different decades. It’s one of the things I love the most about him.”

I look forward to hearing what song he has chosen to shape his day around.

#2

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She farts.

She had always farted around me. No big deal. Usually she kept it to little toots unless she was sick or drunk then it would be loud like mine.

I don’t mind it’s nature.

But holy f**k she unleashed an a*s trumpet that would put college marching bands to shame.

She can be across the house and I can hear her a*s.

#3 He absolutely cannot be trusted with desserts in the house. Back when we were engaged he’d give me time to eat my half of the ice cream or Oreo package or whatever we had on hand… now? I’m sitting here eating thin mints from a stash from under frozen veggies in our outside freezer.

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#4 She makes PB&J sandwiches by mixing the PB and J in a separate bowl before spreading it on the bread. Pure savagery.

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#5

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My wife didn’t know lambs were baby sheep. She thought they were different animals entirely. She figured this out at a baby shower while playing a game to match baby animals (words only, no photographs) with their adult counterparts. Needless to say, lamb chops are no longer an acceptable dinner option.

#6

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He likes to eat fish.

Somehow in our six years of dating, I got it into my head that he didn’t like to eat seafood. My parents would cook dinner and invite him, and I’d constantly tell my mom, “No, can you make something else? He doesn’t eat fish.”

My husband loves most seafood, with the singular, random exception of coconut shrimp. We joke about that to this day, that I unintentionally kept him from some of his favorite foods without so much as a conversation about it.

That’s a lighthearted answer. I’m sure there are many more. Eleven years in and we are still learning things about one another.

#7 My husband goes sock, shoe, sock, shoe instead of sock, sock, shoe, shoe. F*****g psychopath.

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#8

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That the whole mr nice guy, mr sweet kind, generous, compassionate thing was a mask, an act, a disguise and camouflage in order to lure me in, in order to possess and control me. Then after we got married the mask came off. I was too naive to recognize the red flags before hand and fell into the trap. He faked being exactly the type of person that I wanted him to be, it was devastating to discover that the person I fell for never actually existed. Thank goodness I escaped. He was a true horror underneath.

#9

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I have a friend who was born and raised in Romania in a relatively poor family. His favourite section of a loaf of bread was the crusts on ether end (possibly even his favourite food in general) so when he got married (to a woman from Australia) he started leaving the crusts for her because they’re the best so he wanted her to have them. Well typically in Australia we throw away the end crusts, so when my friend left them she assumed he didn’t want them ether and threw them away. They were married for years before he caught her tossing them and got confused.

#10

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He’s really good at doing household chores. Between us, I do all the cooking and he cleans up. He even makes sure the cutlery air dries on a cloth before wiping down the water stains. He developed a cleaning procedure to make sure the black marble kitchen top is spotless. He never ever leaves the dishes for the next day no matter how late the dinner ends (which can be really late when we entertain guests)

Also, he has a fondness for the latest household gadgets. The robotic vacuum cleaner was a really good buy – now he’s eyeing an electric lock so we will never need to carry our keys again.

#11

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My wife cannot read an analog watch / clock for time. Married 4 years, been together 7 years total, and somehow that came up only a month ago when I asked for the time off a watch during a power outage.

I don’t give her a hard time about it, but that was a fun fact to learn

#12 She’s always leaving the lids on everything un-screwed, and guess who is always breaking jars because he always picks everting thing up using the lid?

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#13

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She’s a great swimmer. One day, after we’d been married for about seven years, we joined a gym with a swimming pool. She challenged me to a race. Ok, I thought, I’m a pretty good swimmer. I was surprised when she offered me a half-length head start – and then doubly surprised when despite my massive head start she beat me easily. Apparently she used to be a competition swimmer at school. She’s basically half-dolphin. But she’d never happened to mention it before.

#14 How much I love her. It keeps getting better.

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#15

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I was the kid that my dad never told his new wife about. They had 3 kids together before she found out about me. My struggling mom filed for financial assistance, and when they found out she wasn’t getting child support for me, they tracked my dad down easily through his government job and started docking his wages. I was 12. And that’s how he had to tell his wife about this glaring omission from his past.

#16

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We moved to New England after we had been married two weeks. When we got there, I found that my husband’s name there is “Larry”, not Jim, as I had always known him. Because there were so many men named Jim in his family, they called him by his middle name. Now, 49 years later, I still haven’t gotten used to that name. He just doesn’t seem like a Larry to me. I renamed him “Shamus” since that is his name in Irish, which he is. So, he now goes by three names. His 60th birthday cake read “Jim/Larry/Shamus”. Life is strange.

#17

My wife is allergic to all artificial sweeteners. During the second night of our honeymoon we decided to stay in and get some takeout. My beverage of choice at the time was Crystal Light Raspberry Ice which contains aspartame. While we were eating she wasn’t thinking and she asked for a sip. About 5 minutes later she became extremely ill and started having issues breathing. After a few minutes she read the ingredients on my beverage and yelled at me “I AM ALLERGIC TO ASPARTAME!!!”. Me…being the loving new husband I am yelled back “SINCE WHEN!? YOU NEVER TOLD ME THAT!” She never bothered to tell me because she grew up in a household with no artificial sweeteners because she was allergic.

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#18 My husband and I dated for 3 years before we got married. After more than a year of marriage, he let slip that he is lactose intolerant. He knew that I absolutely love ice cream and we would frequently get ice cream on our dates. But he never wanted me to know about the lactose intolerance so that I could be happy with my ice cream.

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#19

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My husband loves telling this story. He is a big meat and potatoes guy. On our honeymoon, I told him that I was becoming vegetarian. It was something I’d been thinking about for awhile and couldn’t implement well while living with my parents.

When we got back from vacation, we fell into a routine where I did all the cooking. Turns out that he is lazier about cooking than he likes eating meat. Also, it turns out I’m a pretty good vegetarian cook. He now eats vegetarian whenever we are at home, and gets meat at restaurants when he goes out with his friends. He’s totally happy with it (truly!). It has been 10 years.

He’s the best.

#20 He’s a superstar on the dance floor. I was completely stunned as he danced circles around everyone to an 80’s playlist.

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#21 That my husband’s anxiety is as bad as my own. It’s actually refreshing because we know exactly how to help each other out when the other one’s anxiety gets bad.

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#22

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I’m happily divorced now (almost 12 years now that I do the math), but after we got married I learned that she viewed her money as her money and my money as our money. Which was interesting because before we got married my money was our money and she didn’t have money to speak of. Not that I was even making good money. But after we got married she got a well paying job and suddenly her money was hers and mine wasn’t mine. It didn’t last long after that.

#23 My wife informed me that she could not have children AFTER we got married.
This mad me sad. Being able to prove her wrong made me happy.

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#24 Been with my husband for 9 years total, married for 2. Just last week, found out he doesn’t care for bubble wrap. I. was. shook. When I found out, he asked me “why do you think I always gave you the bubble wrap when I had it?” Well it’s because I thought you loved me and wanted me to enjoy it more! I feel betrayed!

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#25

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Been together 20 years. Married for 17.

I’ve been telling the same “dad joke” since I was about 17. Whenever someone says something was “intense” I always respond with “like the circus?”. My wife has been rolling her eyes at it for nearly 20 years…until about 6 months ago.

I gave my lame response to her, but instead of rolling her eyes at me they got really big, like I saw the lightbulb go off, then she chuckled.

She never got the joke until then.

#26

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That the night before we go away on a trip, he will not sleep the entire night and I can hear his face smile against the pillow because he is excited.”

Also when he rubs his eyes they squeak which is quite alarming when you first hear it.

We were together nine years before we were married!

#27 My mom found out my dad was a compulsive liar when his twin sister didn’t show up to their wedding. When questioned about it he said she must have imagined the dozens of stories he had told about his twin sister. He is an only child.

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#28

She procrastinates cleaning until the task becomes unnecessarily difficult, which means she takes forever to clean, which means she hates cleaning, which makes her procrastinate. She also talks in her sleep, and that can be pretty funny sometimes. “If my pants have two holes in them, why are three parts of me tired?”

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#29

That he plays video games. For 10-15 hours a day.

Even when he married. And has kids. And has a full time job.

With marriage counseling he cut back to five hours a day. It’s now (year 22) back up to about 7 hours a day on weekdays.

I never knew marriage was going to be this lonely.

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#30 When my mom and dad got married, she didn’t know that he didn’t have his front teeth until the morning after the wedding. He was wearing dentures, and I guess she just never saw him take em out. YIKES

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Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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