Post # 32
hahahah! well I was about to agree whole-heartedly with your first post but let me say, I am also bang-on with you on your second post! Fiance caught me trimming my nose hair and he actually said “girls don’t have nose hair!! why are you doing that) Grrrr! I hide that kind of stuff just because of that comment!
RE: asking too many questions? I WISH I hadn’t and I WISH I could go back in time and erase all the dirty details I know. None of them affect me and they have only caused us issue. Big issues that are really hard to let go (I still struggle!!)
So sometimes less is more.
Post # 33
Mr. Tattoo doesn’t need to know anything that doesn’t affect him. That means his safety, his sexual health, and…well that’s everything that I can think.
Mr. Tattoo doesn’t need to know all the detail of my affair with a married man. He doesn’t need to know the kind of people I’ve hung out with while I was on coke. He doesn’t need to know anything about my past relationships and what happened in them. I mean, if he asked then I would tell him, but I’m not just going to tell him all of it. Same with his past. I don’t care what happened before we got back together. As long as it doesn’t cause me to get an STD or kidnapped by drug dealers then I’m okay.
Post # 34
Ha! That made me smile. A lot. 😀
Post # 35
haha, I tried to keep my plucking/shaving habits from my Fiance but then he started to meet the rest of my Italian family and finally he was like ‘there’s NO FREAKIN’ WAY that you have completely bald arms and perfectly smooth facial skin and still be related to these people’ =( I got caught! But on the bright side, now that he know’s he is very grateful that I make the effort to not be so chimpish.
Post # 36
We’re really open with each other and have never kept any secrets from each other. It’s really nice not having to be careful about how much information I “reveal” or whatever haha.
Post # 37
If he’s trying to bump uglies I’d tell him why. I’ve only had them 3 or 4 times, and each time it happened we just didn’t end up having sex those days, so he never knew. I wouldn’t lie about it. I’d tell him my cookie was under construction or something, lol.
Post # 38
I agree that he doesn’t ‘need to know’ that kind of past history stuff, but if he asked would you tell him?
Post # 39
My husband didn’t need to know everything about me either. But like I wrote in another post:
Seeing as he does know all of me, the good, the bad and the ugly…I know he really means it when he says I’m the most amazing person he’s ever met. (Because I’m not putting up a facade and not lying by omission).
Everyone has what works for them.
I remember dating jerks and thinking I had to be perfect. I mean, “I don’t bleed every month” perfect. And I thought “Well, girl, he’s obviously not the man for you if you feel the need to hide your true self”.
So DH knows how many men I’ve slept with, where my scar comes from, that I used to be bulimic, anorexic and clinically depressed, that I took “revenge” on past jerks and everything else under the sun!
He still tells me every day “I love you more than anything else in the universe”
Post # 40
I am a Scorpio and a naturally private person. I am also an introvert. I have never been one to tell someone everything. Not my best friends, not my mother, and not my SO. I also don’t lie, so if I’m asked I will be honest. But I tend to use my discretion in determining what info about myself I should and should not divulge. As long as it is not detrimental to the other person, I feel it is up to me to share or not. But as time goes on and I become more open I do tend to share more.
Post # 41
Ditto on the grooming habits, SO does NOT need to know just how hairy I really am. (Gotta love those hispanic genes, lol) But the big deal skeletons in the closet? We both disclosed those very early in the relationship, when we first realized things were gettting serious.
Now, that being said, there are some things that aren’t necessarily a big deal, and don’t really have any bearing on our relationship that I haven’t disclosed, simply because the specific subject(s) hasn’t come up. But, if SO were to ever ask, I wouldn’t hesitate to be truthful with him. Example: We both know each other’s “numbers”, but neither of us care to know any of the nitty gritty details about stuff that the other’s done.
Post # 42
agreed. completely agree!!!
Post # 43
Someone voted “I want to tell him but I’m afraid”. If you want to, PM me to chat about it 🙂
Post # 44
I would, but I don’t think I would be happy about it. Even if you are married, some things are just none of your business. He knows I was sleeping with a married man. He doesn’t know other things about that relationship and I’m glad he hasn’t felt the need to ask. He knows about my cocaine habit, but he’s never asked about details.
I could see if I had this huge horrible secret like lied about being raped to get back at some dude who dumped me or something like that. That’s serious. Keeping my past in my past is not serious. I don’t want to give him any ammo for later. And let’s face it, we all do. How many women do you know that just throws past issues in their partners face while in an argument?
Post # 45
I ued to be an open book but DH doen’t want to know everything. After I while I saw the wisdom of his ways. Ignorance is bliss. We would tell each other if we asked but we don’t care how often the other person watches porn or how many people the other person has kissed.
Post # 46
No there are things of my past I don’t share with anyone. It’s my past, and yes it made me part of who I am today, but I just don’t feel comfortable sharing with anyone. I don’t doubt my fiance would love me anyways, though. I just don’t feel like sharing every single detail.