Keeping things from a significant other is a relationship rite of passage. Everyone does it. Should you really tell your girlfriend that her shoes make her look like a '90s librarian? Should you tell your boyfriend that no one says "dope" anymore and to please stop? No, that would be hurtful.
You keep your mouth shut and quietly try to mold their behavior. But if you're lying to your girlfriend or boyfriend about things like your sexual needs, your preferred style of communication, or other relationship deal breakers, it may be necessary to come out with the truth. Consult any piece of Internet relationship advice and it will probably tell you that honesty is the way to go. Keeping things from your girlfriend or boyfriend won't get you far.
There are, however, a few things that people get hung up on. These are the truths that should really be aired out, but they are the scariest ones to face because they're potentially the most hurtful. As a first step, a bunch of people have taken to Reddit to declare the one thing they wish they could tell their significant other, but are too scared to divulge. Hopefully, after telling a bunch of strangers on the Internet they can find the courage to tell their actual SO.
Read through this list and see if you can recognize damaging behavior that you may be unwittingly making your partner suffer through. Maybe you can change your ways before your bf or gf has to bring up anything at all. And if you're not telling your significant other something, leave a comment and tell us what and why.
Her Messiness Is About To Be A Dealbreaker
"You're a slob and part of the reason this relationship hasn't moved forward is because I can't see myself moving in with you until you change."
They Just Aren't Sexually Compatible And It's Killing Him
"That she's an awesome person and I know how much she loves me and [how] I mean to her but our sexual incompatibility is just killing me little by little each day."
This Might Take The Cake
"To a previous SO, your positive traits are common, and your negative traits are rare."
This Guy's Gal Is Really Not Doing It For Him Down There
"It's easy for me to orgasm from oral. I just never have with you."