12 People Open Up and Share Secrets They Can’t Tell Their Partners

We’d all like to think we can tell our partners every single thing…but most of us know that’s not really the truth.

Or, at least I don’t think so…

And today we’re gonna hear from folks on AskReddit about secrets they’re keeping from their significant others.

Let’s see what’s going on here…

1. Nice work!

“I’ve broken your personalize cup your sister got you three times.

I recreated the design on paint and got some screen printing stall at the mall to print it on the cup, each time it looks a little bit different.”

2. We’re going there again?

“My nieces don’t like the aquarium.

I just constantly took them there because I thought my now girlfriend, who works there, was pretty and thought if she saw me constantly taking them it’d lead to us talking.”

3. Sounds exhausting.

“That’s as much as I love him, with all my heart and soul, even after a decade of being together, his relentless negativity and pessimism does my head in sometimes.”

4. Life of pain.

“My husband complains about being in pain so much that I feel like there’s no room for me to be in pain. And sometimes I really resent that.

I have a chronic health condition that I have no choice but to manage well because he wouldn’t know what to do if he had to care for me like I have to care for him.

Sucks but it is what it is.”

5. Bummer.

“That his parents are really p**sing me off and I do not want to be around them anymore.

They’re lousy grandparents to our son but not to his sister’s children.”

6. Dread.

“I am terrified that my partner will d** because I know I am not really a functional adult outside of my work.

I am good for playing with the kids, bringing in a decent income and making food, but the idea of single parenting and taking care of everything fills me with existential dread I have a hard time describing.”

7. Doesn’t sound like much fun.

“I h**e that he doesn’t want to go anywhere, ever.

Everything is always a chore or he dreads it.

I want to go on hikes, random car rides, a d**n picnic. Just get out of the house with him, just him. I want to go on dates, I’m growing very tired of this lifestyle.”

8. Depressed.

“I can’t remember the last time I was genuinely happy more than just an in the moment feeling due to something happening.

My default emotion is just depressed/tired.”

9. The morning after.

“15 years ago I had a new medication that did not mix well with alcool. I had a party with friends, we decided to go out in town. Next thing I remember I woke up in a cell at the police station stripped down to my undies.

It turn out I took a taxi, instead of going home I went to my mother’s street. Apparently I was lucid enough to remember her street, but not her house and ended up in her neighbour’s backyard doing enough noise to wake him up. In the end I got a $400ish fine and a tremendous amount of shame.”

10. Nice and wholesome.

“That I actually prefer creamy peanut butter.

I buy the extra crunchy because that’s what he likes.”

11. Sounds familiar.

“This is my wife.

Every time she’s complaining to me about her mom and sister I just have to keep my mouth shut because she complains about them doing stuff she does all the time.”

12. Wow.

“I never paid for her engagement ring.

I went to a custom jeweler to have her ring made. It’s a beautiful piece, and she loves it dearly, and it certainly wasn’t cheap – appraised and insured for around $10k.

The jeweler was dealing with a lot of family issues at the time, and was incredibly disorganized. I went to pick up the ring and brought my checkbook to pay for it, and when she handed me the ring I took it out and asked her who to make the check out to. She said “oh no don’t worry about it right now, just send me a check in the mail!”.

I thought that was strange, but sure okay. She then hurried off to help another customer and I left. But she never told me what the final price was.

For the next 6 months, I texted and called the jeweler asking “hey just tell me what amount to put and I’ll mail you the check!”, and there was always a reason she couldn’t tell me “oh sorry I’m out right now, I’ll find it and text you later!”. Her shop was a few hours away from where I live, so it wasn’t feasible to stop by and handle it in person.

I tried for 6 months, but after that I stopped calling/texting and just figured I got the ring for free. I wouldn’t tell my spouse, because I don’t want her to think I took advantage of the situation or that somehow the ring isn’t as ‘meaningful’ because I didn’t pay for it.”

Now it’s your turn!

Spill your guts to us in the comments.

We can’t wait to hear from you!