It’s tough to cover every single topic between you and your would-be spouse before you get married. Besides what fun would it be if you’ve already had every conversation possible.
You should, however, have covered the essentials. That way there aren’t any major secrets or any scary surprises somewhere down the line. Now, most couples understand this and have these conversations beforehand.
But what happens if your spouse leaves out some pretty crucial details about who they are and their life? You’d be surprised at the secrets spouses keep. Some surprises can be good, but others – not so much. We checked out a Reddit thread of surprises that people only found out about AFTER marrying their spouse.
1) Reddit user YakCat: “That he knew how to ballroom dance and took a cake decorating course for an art credit.” Now that’s a surprise discovery! They continued, “I learned it the same night. I couldn’t decorate cupcakes and he took over. Later at the event, he grabbed me and waltzed perfectly. Can’t wait for the next few years.”
2) Reddit user OrdinaryJose: “I didn’t learn this until after 17 years of marriage. My wife passed away. At the funeral, I met her ex-husband, her 22-year-old son who she hadn’t seen for 19 years, and her other 20-year-old son who she gave up for adoption (from a different father). I never knew any of them existed until the night before the funeral when her best friend asked if I minded if they came.” Spousal surprises even from the grave…
3) Reddit user schmengineer: “She’s really bad at swimming. I discovered this on our honeymoon while we were about 100 yds from shore when she started having a panic attack.” Must’ve been one hell of a surprise discovery. In comparison to all the secrets spouses keep, this one isn’t so bad.
4) Reddit user LeenaNola: This story is about both her parents’ secret – “My dad loved grilled cheese sandwiches growing up. It was the one thing that his mom could cook when she was sick (cancer), and he always associates it with happy memories. My parents get married, my mom continued the whole “making grilled cheese because it makes him happy” deal, complete with a slice of tomato because my grandfather (his father) grew tomatoes and she thought it was an extra bit of love.
My parents have been married almost forty years, and my dad finally told her last year that he hates tomatoes. He had been eating the sandwiches with tomatoes the entire time because he thought it was a part of her childhood and wanted to make her happy. They laughed for ten minutes, the tears streaming, not able to talk laughing.”
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