15 Married People Reveal the Things They Didn’t Find Out About Their Spouses Until After They Got Married

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You can date someone for years and still not know everything about them. You can be married to someone for years and still not know everything about them. Your significant other may continue to surprise you throughout your life.

Some married couples learn really surprising things about their spouses after getting married. In some cases, they find these discoveries annoying or frustrating. In other cases, they are pleasantly surprised.

One Reddit user asked, “Married people… What did you not find out about your SO until AFTER you got married?” Scroll down to see some of the best answers.

  1. The Bathroom

    Reddit user SeldonsHari wrote:

    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)

  2. Far From Her 1st Marriage

    Pb_Foot added:

    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.

  3. Birthmark

    cstanford94 shared:

    Not about my SO but about me. Apparently I have a birthmark on my ass that looks just like a shit smear. I didn’t know that until two weeks into the marriage she tells me about my permanent skid mark and that “I saw it when we first started dating and I really did think it was poo. It took me seeing it three or four times before I realized it was a birthmark. See I’ll always love you!” God I love that woman.

  4. Open Doors

    Cambridge answered:

    That she doesn’t close any doors!Getting a glass for a drink? Door stays open! Getting silverware? Drawer stays open! Taking a shit? Door stays open!

  5. A Profile Pic Secret

    asleepawhile explained:

    I met my husband online–okcupid. I found out right before we got married, after dating for 5 years and living together for 3, that the picture of him posted on the site was staged–a profile of him using a camera timer in his room alone while holding a beer and talking to no one.I don’t know which cracks me up more that I couldn’t tell or that he kept the secret for so long.

  6. Secret Talent

    MentleG3N wrote:

    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. :)

  7. Another Family

    OrdinaryJose shared:

    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. Yes, it was awkward. She never had spoken of them. The closest she came to admitting it was when we were dating and she said, “don’t believe a word my sister says, she tells everyone that I’m divorced and had two kids.” 17 years later I found out that was the truth.

  8. Lemons

    thetofuprincess answered:

    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.

  9. A Secret Collection

    Lavamancer added:

    I confess I didn’t tell my wife that I had a magic the gathering collection worth thousands of dollars until after we were married.

  10. Star Trek

    2babybirdies added:

    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.

  11. Why He Looks Different Now

    DIGGYRULES wrote:

    While we were dating, my husband always told me this story about how he used to race dirt bikes and wrecked one time so badly that he had to have surgery to reconstruct his nose. I had wondered why he looked so different in his younger pictures. Anyway, it wasn’t until we had been married several years that his mother heard me mentioning that story and how scary that must have been for her, worrying about her son…and she didn’t know what I was talking about. The truth was that he never wrecked a dirt bike and his nose looked different because he had been ashamed of his larger-than-average Italian nose, so she saved up her money to buy him a nose job.

  12. Name Change

    HirosProtagonist shared:

    Not me but:My cousin changed her last name to her husbands 10 days after they met. She didn’t tell him this until they were married for 3 years and had a kid already. She said that, looking back on it, it looks psychotic. Yet, getting your name changed after filling out the paperwork for being a teacher is apparently a bitch to do. She figured she met ‘The One’ (not Jet Li), so she took his last name.

  13. Her Real Age

    idip added:

    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.

  14. German

    jessicalinn explained:

    We have been together 15 years and married for 7, we are watching tv the other day and someone starts speaking German and there are no subtitles – he translates it, like it’s no big thing. I’m like who ARE you? Apparently he’s watched so many war movies he speaks conversational German.

  15. Desert Storm

    bugdog wrote:

    That he didn’t spend all of Desert Storm in Berlin like he said he did. I found that out about 10 years after we got married. He was in the front row in a documentary on Desert Storm that was filmed (in part) in Saudi Arabia. Then, about 10 years after that, I found out that he didn’t “just drive a truck” in Saudi Arabia and did indeed see combat.He won’t talk about it and I accept that. He knows that I’m here for him if he needs to talk about it one day.