Living together as a couple is a momentous milestone in a relationship. It requires you to open yourself up to each other and see each other for who you truly are—sometimes, in more ways than one.
Although it’s wonderful to share your space and spend even more time together, you might learn something new about your spouse when it comes to their behavior at home. A popular post on r/AskReddit highlights some of the weirdest things that people only found out about their partners only after getting married and living together. So, Bored Panda has collected the funniest and most bizarre stories.
Whether it’s strange, late-night habits in the bedroom (no, not those ones) or some questionable hygiene practices, it seems like starting married life isn’t all the bliss it’s made out to be.
Occasionally my wife will sit straight up in bed, but she is dead asleep. The first couple times she did it I thought she was going to go to the bathroom or drink some water but she just sat there. I tried talking to her and when she didn’t respond I realized she was asleep. Horrifying.
I’m used to it now, so I just rub her back and quietly tell her “Lay down it’s time to sleep.” and she will lay back down. Apparently she reflexively punched her ex in the eye once because he didn’t realize she was asleep and he woke her up. Pass. Not getting punched by you beautiful creepy wife.
According to statistics from the US government, marriage rates in the United States are falling year upon year. The numbers indicate that millennial couples are choosing to live together, whilst delaying or even forgoing marriage altogether.
In a related 2019 study completed by the Pew Research Center, only 44% of millennials aged 25-34 were married at the time. This is contrasted sharply by the previous generations’ marriage rates in a similar age range: 53% of Generation X, 61% of baby boomers, and 81% of the silent generation.
My husband is terrible at finding things. It can be front and center at eye level in the fridge and he can’t find it! I used to hide his presents by putting them in the open on a chair in our bedroom — I called it my ‘super-secret’ hiding spot.
It coincides with changing attitudes to the traditions and ideals of marriage for the younger generations. Another important factor is the financial costs associated with getting hitched.
Millennials are well-known for their struggle of growing up in the aftermath of the 2008 market crash. Buying a house in this era may seem like an unachievable goal and when considering the costs of a wedding, it could be considered more of a luxury than a necessity.
Even with getting married, there’s also the risk and fear that if it’s unsuccessful, there will be the literal price to pay for the divorce. Marriage may not look like a fruitful investment for many, so a safer option may be to live together as a couple.
My husband has no off switch. If I’m not listening, he just talks to himself. He has full on conversation in the shower. He pauses YouTube videos in the middle to give commentary. He’s pretty much only quiet when he sleeps, and then he snores! I love him to bits though. The house feels weird when he’s not here chattering away.
She talks in her sleep. And not like “I forgot milk”. Like “Do you think hot dogs are steak d***s?” or “COSMIC-SHEEP WHERE ARE THE FREAKIN BAGELS GO FIND THE BAGELS” (the latter said while staying at a friend’s mountain cabin forty five minutes from town at 2 AM).
Relationships are magical.
However, all this does not point to eliminating weddings altogether. As a result of postponement, the average age for a millennial’s first marriage is steadily increasing. In the 2019 study, the average man was first married at the age of 30. In comparison, the average was 26 years old in 1987, and 23 years old in 1968.
The choice for postponing marriage is often attributed to the need for financial stability too. By choosing to focus on their work and careers instead, many are just waiting for better conditions to start the rest of their life together.
HE EATS DEVILED EGGS WITH SUCH A FEROCITY. He will literally forget to take breaks in between eggs in order to breathe. … he’ll start freakin sweating…
My mother did not believe me so made some for him for Christmas and got to witness the horror first hand.
For context he’s a pretty fit dude who eats most of his meals normally.
When eating Oreos, she takes a mug filled with milk and places the Oreo in the mug, she then takes a spoon and scoops it out of the milk and eats the Oreo off of the spoon. Why else would God have given us fingers if not for using to dip Oreos I say?
Once when we were at my in-law’s home, she was eating Oreos this way and I started giving her s**t about it. Then I look around the room and see her dad, mom, and three sisters just looking at me; all holding their mugs of milk and Oreos with spoons to extract said Oreos from the milk. Foot, meet mouth.
Her shoes. Shoes in living room, shoes in the hall, shoes in the bathroom, shoes in the other bathroom, shoes under the kitchen table, shoes under the coffee table, shoes next to the coffee table, shoes in her trunk, shoes in my trunk. Shoes next to the bed, shoes under the bed, shoes on the bed. Shoes.
I was friends with my husband for 16 years before we got engaged and moved in together…… I found out that he insists on sleeping fully clothed
Not like….a T-shirt and pajama bottoms
In his friggin jeans, shirt, even shoes
He rips paper towels in half and saves the other half. I collected them, wrapped them up, and gave them to him for Christmas. Yes, we used the other half, I’m not a earth-killing savage.
He gets out of the shower, struts into the room naked, and says, “OK, gotta go to work.” Like, weekly. It’s funny every time, I think that is the actual weird thing.
My wife, the second day of us dating/living together, she was like, “Listen, I fart, okay?” And everything else has been smooth sailing ever since – 7 years later. I never suggest the parameters of our relationship to others.
My boyfriend just moved in with me about a month ago and he cannot close a drawer to save his life, I swear every time he takes something out of a drawer he forgets that it doesn’t close on its own.
My wife makes sex noises while she sleeps. It’s super cute and very funny to me. I didn’t tell her about it until she went on a weekend trip with friends and she asked me about it after they said something.
Found out my wife bites into her popsicles with her front teeth like a psychopath
My wife is incapable of keeping track of small, important items (like her keys, wallet, or cell phone). If it can be lost, she WILL lose it, usually for several days. Even after ten years of marriage, I am still amazed at her ability to do this.
He blows his nose into his towel and then dries off with it.
But I’m the crazy one for refusing to share a towel.
He then ALWAYS hangs the towel over the shower curtain rod so I have to move his booger towel to shower. Sometimes boogies fall off into the tub and… Just yuck, dude.
11+ years of boogers.
Did you know it is possible to fold a fitted sheet? Mind. Blown.
My wife brushes her teeth, goes pee. Comes to bed. We talk for 20 mins. She gets up, goes pee. We talk for 5 mins because she thought of something in the bathroom. I turn over, close my eyes to go to bed.
I hear the toilet flush, and she gets back in bed.
This repeats until she falls asleep provided that there’s been no more than 5 minutes since she last went pee.
My husband freaks out if he sees me plucking my eyebrows. Like, “OH MY GOD! How do you DO that to yourself!?” Every time. But he won’t look away when I do it. He’ll just cringe with each pluck.
My husband will fall asleep in the most awkward and uncomfortable positions. Like he will stay up on the couch playing a video game or watching TV while I go to bed. He will then fall asleep on the couch but not lying down or with his head on the back. He will contort himself into a human pretzel and sleep. And he has no idea why his back and neck are so messed up all the time.
She always laughs about how I use specific kitchen items for specific tasks, like certain bowls are only for cereal, and certain cups are only for drinking water. Of course, I am also amused at her insistence on the “correct” organization of her side of the closet and within the drawers of her dresser. I never knew how many different categories of blue jeans existed before I met her.
My ex had like the worst smelling belly button ever. She used come home after a long day of work and that thing would reak of rotten cheese and meat. No joke I could smell it across the room.
She’s afraid of the dark, not just like a random, dark, creepy, haunted-looking building but to the point where if she is alone she has to sleep with a night light or if the hallway is dark, she needs me to walk with her.
He likes to sleep with pieces of tissue in his ears cause he believes his ears leaks wax. I’ve never seen them leak. Kinda found it gross at the start of the relationships but 7 years in I just pick up those tissue bits up from our bedroom ground and it’s doesn’t even bother me.
Hocks in shower and that does bother me. A girl has limits.
Wife will change clothes 3 times a day. Get up puts on her running around sweats, gets dressed for work, comes home changes into her casual clothes. Then fuss about how much laundry she has.
I get up get dressed for work and I’m done, might change shirts if you go someplace after work.
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