'Our Secret Makes Us Closer': 21 Couples Reveal the One Thing They Aren't Telling Anyone

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When it comes to secrets in a marriage, keeping them from your partner is probably a bad idea. But keeping them with your partner is a whole different ballgame -- one that may even bring you closer together or take your relationship to a deeper level (even if the secret is something more challenging than joyful). 

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For instance, when I found out I was pregnant with my first child, my husband and I decided not to tell anyone else at first. We'd been trying for months to get pregnant, and it felt special to know that we were the only ones who knew about this little life starting. 

To test this theory, I talked to 21 women who, as long as I promised to keep them anonymous, agreed to spill the beans on the secrets they and their husbands are keeping from the world. It turns out there are some secrets worth keeping, and some that just make life and marriage harder. Read on for all the juicy details. 

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