Did you ever know something about someone, but you didn’t want to tell them you know? That is exactly the case in these 26 stories. Some secrets are kept because they are endearing, and some secrets are kept because they cause more harm than good…. Got a secret of your own you want to get off your chest? Share it in the comments.
1. Gross and endearing at the same time
We were long distance when we first started dating. This one time she came up to my place for four days, but I had to work one of the days. When I was gone she had to take a poop and clogged the toilet. She couldn’t get it to plunge and was freaking out so she went to the kitchen, got a fork and a plastic bag, and dug the waste out of the bowl.
Afterward, she threw all the evidence in a dumpster down the street.
She called her friend panicking and the friend thought it was hilarious. This friend told me about it one night my girlfriend and I moved in together. I find it funny but I don’t want to embarrass her!
2. Personal preference
Used my girlfriend’s phone to Google something one morning and found really old man p*rn open in a private tab. I had a good laugh about it.
3. Anonymous supporter
Back when I was first starting to make my artwork public, I had a kickstarter campaign to fund a tour. I had just started dating my boyfriend, but he gave a relatively significant amount of money anonymously.
He tripped up in selecting his “backer’s reward”- an original piece mailed to his house. When I saw the address, I definitely didn’t suspect his roommates were just super supportive of my art.
It was so sweet of him, but Ive never let on that I knew.
4. So brave
We were in the hospital for some weird pain that I had, uninsured, and the doctors thought it might be cancer. I lost it a bit. She was so brave for me.
But when her mother called, she went into the bathroom to talk. She didn’t realize that the sound echoed pretty loudly, and I could hear every word she said.
I heard her break down, sobbing, telling her mom she didn’t know how we were going to pay for treatment and that it looked really bad. I’ll never tell her I heard her, but God it was heartbreaking.
When she came out you wouldn’t even know she was so upset. She hid it so well. She sat right down and told me everything was going to be fine with such determination and such certainty. Literally took out her computer then and there and started making a spreadsheet of our finances to fit in my cancer.
I knew how much she loved me in that moment and how important it was for her that she was brave for me. I don’t know why but I got so calm after that. I haven’t broken down like that since, even with worse news. I guess she makes me strong.
5. Private hobbies
Found videos of my ex bending over, dancing and twerking in my panties. Never told him.
6. So much sanitizer
My wife dropped my iPhone in a Port-A-Potty toilet. Luckily there was a big pile of poop which gently held the phone above the liquid. She cleaned it off and gave it back to me. A year later I upgraded and gave her my old phone.
She insisted on purchasing a new cover even though I had a high-end OtterBox. I never understood why until one of the kids ratted her out.
7. Hold me, secretly
He had always said he hates to cuddle at night because it gets hot/ it’s uncomfortable/I hog the blankets. However, when he thinks I’m asleep he’ll scoot over and wrap his body around me. If I even make a move like I’m awake, he’ll run back to his side and pretend it never happened. I think its freaking adorable.
8. Can’t hold it against her
She had sex with my boss before we knew each other, before I had been hired into the company. I’m not mad about it or anything, everyone has a past but she carefully dances around ever coming into my work now and I’m careful not to bring him up.
I found out something extraordinary about my husband’s past that he neglected to tell me.
He was a prostitute, he was in some adult films, and he worked as an exotic dancer when he was young and hungry. He doesn’t think I know. Doesn’t know I don’t care. I’ll never tell.
How did I find out? Years ago a now-deceased friend of my hubands, someone who’d been in that life too, told me, and showed me proof.
The person I fell in love with was and is the sum total of their life. Middle class morality is not a luxury everyone can afford. It’s not a value system everyone embraces regardless.
It’s okay by me if people choose to reinvent themselves as they see fit.