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22 people share the secrets their partners hid from them until they were married.

22 people share the secrets their partners hid from them until they were married.


You know what they say: the key to a long and happy marriage is lying about who you are while you're dating and then unleashing your true self upon your spouse once they're bound to you by law. Wait, they don't say that? Oops. BRB have to go tell the guy I'm dating that I don't actually like hiking or Quentin Tarantino movies and I'm not an heiress....

Someone asked married (and divorced) people of Reddit: 'what is something your spouse hid from you until AFTER you got married?' These 22 married (many of them now divorced) people share their stories of deception and secrecy:

1.) From iggybdawg:

That she thought I was weird for wanting sex daily and that we would slow down to a 'normal' once a month or less after marriage.

2.) From Letsgetitkraken:

Three time felon looking to get married then divorced so she could get paid.

Divorced and broke now.

3.) From Maggiemayday:

That despite the life plans we'd talked about, once we married he expected me to be the breadwinner, the homemaker, cook and accountant in the family. He needed to 'stay home and work on his music'. Oh, and that two bedroom place? No, he didn't want kids, he wanted his own bedroom. Oh, and intimacy? 'I could just 'do my business' in your room, but sleep in my own bed after'. Nope, nope, nope.

4.) From almightysmart:

My ex wife neglected to mention she was a lesbian until after we were married.

Kind of a deal breaker.

5.) From foggiewindow:

When my grandparents got married, my grandmother was 24 , and thought my grandfather was 25. It was during their honeymoon that he confessed that he was only 19. Gran was annoyed, obviously, but I think she was too relieved to be married to stay mad at him; 24 was getting close to being left on the shelf for an Irish Catholic woman in the 60s.

6.) From shirleysparrow:

That he could juggle.

You're with someone for a decade and you think you know him, then all of a sudden he starts juggling the four oranges he's holding and when your jaw drops just says, 'oh, I learned when I was a kid.'

This whole time we could have been on the road as a circus act and he waits until now to reveal his talents.

7.) From Brettoffski:

The fact that she is actually a good cook! For 10 years I cooked almost every meal because every time she cooked it wasn't very.. well.. good. Got married and ever since she has made awesome meals which are absolutely beautiful.

I asked her when she learned to cook and she told me she had always known how to cook but wanted to make sure I wasnt marrying her to be a housewife that cooks and cleans for her husband.

8.) From im_outta_here:

Well my grandpa's real name was Upton and he thought it was really weird so when he met my grandma he told her his name was James. Three weeks later (yes they got married after three weeks of knowing each other, the story is actually adorable) the priest asked my grandma if she takes Upton to be her husband.

This resulted in my grandma yelling in front of the entire church 'who the hell is Upton?!' And then realizing my grandpa had lied to her because he thought his name was weird, she goes 'oh Lord yes I do to take this stupid man as my husband.' They were married 65 years with three boys, the oldest of which was named James.

I never saw a couple more in love or meant for each other than my grandparents, God rest their souls.

9.) From kepaa:

That she was bi polar and anorexic. I knew about them, don't get me wrong, but I had never seen any issues in the 2 years we dated or the 7 years we were friends. I knew she had had troubles but it all seemed under control. Looking back there were signs, but love.

A month after we got married I had to enroll her in an eating recovery institute. 9 months. Not cheap. No problem though. I just wanted her to get better. A month after she got home I had to send her to the local hospital where she stayed for two weeks while she went through a really tough time and they adjusted her meds. No problem though. I love her.

A few months after that she admits to me she never loved me (or anybody for that matter) she just put up a front for public. Well, let's see if we can work on it. I still love her.

March of this year. She tells me she is a lesbian and leaves me for another woman. I am all for it. If this is who she is I can respect that, but fuck me. It sucks, but in all honesty it was a weight off of my shoulders. I didn't realize how much her problems had been affecting me. When the papers were signed I felt like a new man. I felt like then sun shone a bit brighter.

I had just started my dream job too, so I was able to throw myself into that. I still do love her, but I am not in love with her. I never knew what that meant until this happened. If she ever asks me for help I will be there for her, but I will never ever get back Together with her. God that felt good to type. I don't think I have ever said it all out loud before.

10.) From macaroni_penguin:

That he actually didn't want kids, and that now we were expecting I needed to honor that.

No longer married.

11.) From Please_Be_Nice_:

He's afraid of heights. We were together 7 years before we tied the knot (tax reasons and love of course). 2 years later, and I finally realize why he seems disinterested in sky diving, zip lining, roller coasters, cliff sides, etc.. He said he only did it because I wanted him to. I am not an observant woman.

12.) From IndigoHero:

She farts. A lot.

Seriously, 2 1/2 years of dating and never heard a squeak. After the wedding, farting constantly. I'm really surprised she didn't let one rip at the alter after I said, 'I do.'

13.) From MrsBry:

My ex husband failed to mention that his first marriage ended because he cheated on her three weeks in, that he hadn't been to Afghanistan, that his sister was actually still alive, and so much more.

14.) From AustralianBattleDog:

He likes snacking in bed.

Discovered this on the honeymoon when I woke up at two in the morning to him eating an entire can of pringles, spraying crumbs everywhere, in the covers, rather than at the table in our room.

Still trying to break him of that habit with little success. I sometimes wake up with popcorn kernels in my hair.

15.) From Zthe27th:

My wife doesn't like Mario Kart.

16.) From InsanityWolfie:

That she is bisexual. She apparently didnt think I would be accepting, so she waited til a year and a half in. Not even mad.

17.) From trekbette:

This is hard to talk about.

My beloved husband... he... LOVES country music. I seriously didn't find out until after we were married. Before hand, we'd listen to rock and heavy metal and oldies. Then, he just dropped that bomb on me. It was a nightmare.

At some point, we just agreed to disagree and to never talk about it.

He goes to concerts and shows without me, and that is just fine.

18.) From 1991_VG:

Divorced now, but she hid a bankruptcy, that she was a recovering coke addict, and two additional divorces from me until after we married (I thought I was hubby #2, I actually was hubby #4.

19.) From BeleagueredOne:

$80,000 in IRS debt. Not a good day when I found out...

20.) From Diarygirl:

That he didn't like Oreos. I said to him 'The f**k? Who doesn't like Oreos?'

21.) From Colisu:

Found out my wife had picked up smoking cigarettes. I told her I would break up with her if she started (my grandmother died of emphysema a year before we met) and I found a pack on our honeymoon! Needless to say I was pissed. She is trying to switch to ecigs now after 3 years. Trying to be supportive.

22.) From jamiedee:

Still not married but after a ten year relationship I found out she is worth millions.

Sources: Reddit
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