What did you find out about your wife/husband only after you got married?

I am now divorced, but before we got married we lived with his parents to save money before the wedding. His father got home much earlier than I did most days, and my ex came home about the same time I did. However, I was the one who was left to help prepare and start dinner. His mother came home a bit after I did. So it was either up to me or her. I helped them out because they were letting me live there rent free, so I felt obligated. But, holy shit the amount of laziness from his father. He would refuse to even prep the smallest things. He claimed he worked harder than all of us and his rest time was earned and that none of us worked as hard as he did.

I assumed that my ex wasn't going to be the same way when we moved out. That was my mistake. He would continuously sit on the couch while I made dinner and cleaned up every night. I remember emailing him one day while at work and told him that if that didn't change, I didn't want to be married to him anymore.

Things got increasingly better after that. But we have since divorced for other reasons.

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