Before saying “I do” to spending the rest of your life with someone in front of all of your family and friends, you’d think you know just about everything there is to know about that person…
Getting the typical dating questions out of the way such as “how many siblings do you have” can be an exciting phase of the relationship, but once you’re on your 5th Christmas with your soon-to-be in-laws and you already share an apartment and cookware, surprises seem rare, but not impossible.
How did you not know that your partner is a “let’s circle back” or “as per my last email” coworker until they started working from home? How is possible that you never discussed that the person you married ten years ago who also happens to be the parent of your children can juggle backwards on a unicycle uphill?
Learning new things every day about the person you’re in love with is part of the adventure, even if it feels like there couldn’t possibly be anything else left in the icebreaker and “fun fact” vault.
So, when a Reddit user asked married people of the internet, “What did you not find out about your significant other until AFTER you got married?” people were quick to reveal the secrets they uncovered only after they said “I do.”
I didn’t realize until after we lived together that she can’t keep the bathroom floor dry. When she showers, I feel as though half of the time she points the shower head at the ground outside the shower. When she gets out, I imagine her shaking her body off in canine fashion. If she washes her face at the sink, I visualize her saying “one handful of water for me, one handful for you” (to the floor) – SeldonsHari
That she had been married 6 other times. (yes, that’s a six). She said, “Only two counted because they lasted more than a year”. I thought I was denied some critical need to know information. – PB_Foot
That she doesn’t close any doors! Getting a glass for a drink? Door stays open! Getting silverware? Drawer stays open! Taking a sh*t? Door stays open! It’s 4am and you are getting ready for work. What’s that?? A GODAMN F*CKING DRESSER DRAWER!! HELLO SH*TTY HUMAN SHIN. – Cambridge_
After being married for almost 4 years I learned my wife can play guitar, like incredibly well. She saw an acoustic at the flea market 2 weeks ago and she just picked it up and started playing. My jaw f*cking dropped. I bought it for her and now she is teaching me how to play. – MentleG3N
My husband has some kind of crazy allergic mutation that makes lemons like sulfuric acid on his tongue. For serious, his tongue gets burned. To be fair, he didn’t know that was unusual until after we got married. My fav dessert is lemon bars and he thought I just liked burning my own face off. Cute twist: he would still make and eat lemon bars with me every year for my birthday until we found out. Then he got lemonbanned. – thetofuprincess
That she loads the dishwasher like an a*shole. It’s my biggest complaint about her. I’m a lucky man. – becausemaybe
A few years ago, after about 15 years as a couple, 7 years of marriage and one child together, I accidentally found out that my husband is a huge Star Trek fan. I walked into our bedroom one day and he quickly changed the tv station, so naturally I asked what he was watching. He reluctantly confessed, and was obviously very embarrassed to have to tell me that he watches Star Trek all the time when he is alone. I find it hilarious that he was so embarrass about that after all those years. To this day he won’t watch the tv show or older movies with me; he says I ask too many questions. – 2babybirdies
My mom told my dad that she’s a few months younger than him. Six months into the marriage, my dad finds out that she’s three years older. 25 years later he still brings up how he was lied to. – idip
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 continues 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. My parents are polar opposites (can’t even talk to each other during election time), but stuff like this reminds me how nice love can be. – LeenaNOLA
He can not say he is sorry. Even if he is hanging his head in shame and tells me he knows what he did was wrong he can not say those three little words. I am sorry. Good news, my 14yo daughter is much the same and he is just beginning to see the error in his ways. – Krabbi