The following AskReddit users reveal secrets they already knew about, but that their significant other was still trying to keep from them. From heartwarming to some more serious ones, one can only ponder if somethings are better left unsaid.
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1. Caught in the Reflection
My ex and her cheating on me. She thinks that I found out when I looked at her phone, but I knew about it 2 months earlier when she sent me a picture of herself watching Netflix in bed. I don't think she realized that the other guy's face was 100% visible in the laptop screen's reflection. After that, it was just a matter of me being in denial and trying to fix things.
2. Salad Dressing
Her caesar salad dressing. It's actually the best thing ever, but even after two years, she would refuse to tell me what was in it. What she doesn't know is that I have been secretly watching her make it for the past few months. I have finally pieced it all together, and now I have the power!
3. Anonymous Donation
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 S/O, and he donated 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.
This is a secret from before, but my GF at the time decided to surprise me by buying a holiday to Brussels for us over my 30th birthday. I accidentally intercepted the hotel conformation email. So, I decided that this would be a good time to propose to her as well (as I had been considering it for about 6 months now).
I acted all surprised when she told me. Then, when we were having dinner in the restaurant on the first night, I got down on one knee and proposed.
We are celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary at the end of next month.