Committing yourself to another person for the rest of your life is a tough deal. No matter for how long you both are together, it is practically impossible to know every small detail of your partner. Now, many instances on this list seem to be things that would come up in a discussion if you are married to someone. Things like not knowing your wife is an unbelievable guitarist? Or, your husband is fluent German speaker? These are things I feel like anyone planning to marry someone else should know.
Here is a list of bizarre secrets people found out about their partners after their wedding days.
#1. Oh yeah, the ai???small stuff.ai???
My wife is from Siberia (backstory: she was my exchange student girlfriend in high school. We got back in touch 17 years later and we were married a year-and-a-half ago). She is straight-up amazing, but I have always been at least a tiny bit nervous being the passenger when my wife drives. Itai??i??s not that she drives poorly, she just has a very different respect for the rules that I take for granted, like signaling before changing lanes, speed limits, merging and keeping distance between other cars. You know, small stuff.
Her foreign license wonai??i??t work here for long, and she studied the driverai??i??s manual HARD to pass the written portion for her Oregon driverai??i??s license. On her third attempt, she passed, missing only one question.
Last night we were celebrating her victory and she confessed something that really surprised me: she acquired her Russian license with the aid of two bottles of Cognac, given to her instructor prior to the ride-along to ensure a passing grade.
#2. Get you a chick that can do both!
The fact that she is actually a good cook! For 10 years I cooked almost every meal because every time she cooked it wasnai??i??t very.. well.. good. Got married and ever since she has made awesome meals which are absolutely beautiful.
I asked her when she learned to cook and she told me she had always known how to cook but wanted to make sure I wasnai??i??t marrying her to be a housewife who cooks and cleans for her husband.
#3. I have so many questions.
ai???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 didnai??i??t know that was unusual until after we got married. My favorite 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.ai???