For many people marriage is the ultimate commitment, however as these confessions prove, sometimes couples enter into the union with deep-rooted secrets.
Writing on secret-sharing app Whisper, men and women from around the world have shared the shocking realities of marriage that they wish they knew before walking up the aisle.
Many of the contributors claimed their spouse had lied about episodes of infidelity until after they had tied the knot.
In one instance, a woman said she wished she had known her husband would change his mind about starting a family before she married him.
Another individual shared the difficulty of processing that his wife had been raped as a child but kept it from him until years later.