A number of married people have revealed the biggest secrets they keep from their spouse.
As part of its Marriage: An Investigation series, The Cut asked a total of 16 married people to reveal the deepest, darkest secrets they keep from their partners.
Not knowing what their partner does for a living, despising their mother-in-law and stealing money from their significant other were among the responses given to the publication.
43-year-old Anton, who has been married for five years, said he never told his wife how much he loved the woman he cheated on her with.
He said: ‘My wife knows I had an affair, but doesn’t know how much I loved the woman I cheated on her with.’
Married for 40 years, Laurel, 65, said she regularly steals money from her husband without him knowing.
‘I’ve always stolen small amounts of cash from my husband and hidden it. I once got up to $1,300 and bought a couch,’ she said.
Another respondent, Vincent, who has been married for 18 years, said he ‘stalks’ his partner’s emails, texts, and bank account.
‘On some days I follow her every move,’ the 60-year-old added.
Another respondent, Panos, said they lied about the cost of their wedding.
The 39-year-old, who has been married for just two years, said: ‘I lied to my husband about how much our wedding cost. It cost close to six figures. He thinks it cost half that.’
‘I buy and sell things on eBay all night while she’s sleeping,’ 35-year-old Avi revealed about his partner of six years.
A reoccurring theme in some of the respondents’ answers revolved around their loves lives.
‘I don’t tell my husband how many pregnancy tests I take each month. We’ve been trying to get pregnant for two years, and I take the tests compulsively,’ 33-year-old Andrea, who has been married for seven years, said.
Alexa, 30, who has been married to her partner for two years, said: ‘I pretend I have a seven-day period so I can avoid sex a little longer.’
‘When we met, I told my mother and sister and all my friends about his big penis,’ added a respondent named Carolina, 55, who has been married for 20 years.
50-year-old Jeff said he ‘despises’ his wife’s mother, while Dana, 43, said she ‘refuses’ to tell her husband about a threesome she had.
Dana, who has been married for six years, said:
‘I refuse to tell my husband the details of my threesome. I won’t say who it was with, or when it was, other than it was before we met.’