Men reveal 14 things they secretly do (and NEVER tell their wives)

Does your husband secretly do these things?

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  • We've all felt at times like no one notices us or cares about us, but sometimes we need to look a little closer.

  • On a Reddit thread, hundreds of men revealed things they do for their wives in secret. These aren't grand gestures with long-stem roses and candlelit dinners, but subtle acts of selflessness that go unnoticed by their wives.

  • Even though they'll never admit it to their wives, 14 men reveal things they do for their darling:

  • 1. He secretly eats so she loses more weight than him

  • "My S.O. is trying to lose a few pounds before our wedding. I've always been really skinny, no matter what I eat, and she's kind of jealous. I've been secretly eating like 3 candy bars a day for the past six months so that I don't lose any more weight because we're eating healthy. I can feel my teeth rotting."

  • 2. He buys stuff for "himself"

  • "I'll buy her a piece of chocolate or something as we walk by a place, and say it is for me, then tell her how I'm too full for it, and that she can have it. When in all actuality, I don't like whatever I just bought, but she always feels guilty when I buy her things."

  • 3. He asks her stylist to tip him off so he always notices her haircut

  • "I have a standing tip with her hair stylist. They call me when she sneaks in for small touch ups and changes that I might normally miss. I truly appreciate all the effort she puts in to herself, and so when she does, I want to be sure I know to look a little closer and tell her how beautiful she is."

  • 4. He warms her side of the bed

  • "On cold nights, while she brushes her teeth, I lay on her side of the bed under the covers and make snow angels so that it's nice and warm when she gets in."

  • 5. He's mean to the cats

  • "I am a jerk to my cats so they'll be around my wife more. For a little clarification, I'm not beating the cats. But I ignore them and do the ... pet owner jobs (force feeding medicine, giving ear drops, clipping nails). I tell my wife I don't mind it, but really I just want her to think she's their favorite."

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  • 6. He gives her the best of everything

  • "I round off life in her favor. Hard to explain, but it's a little of everything. Better slice of the pizza, glass of soda that's a little more full, etc. Usually stuff she doesn't even notice."

  • 7. He tells his daughter to give compliments

  • "I have always somewhat secretly taught my daughter, since she's been old enough to talk, to say what I tell her to say to my wife ... The best was the very 1st one, 'I love you sooo much Mommy.' Hearing that from a 1-year-old is an amazing thing."

  • 8. He pretends she's the first one to tell him news

  • "She likes to send me funny or interesting things. Even though I've usually seen them, I always act like I'm seeing it for the first time because it makes her happy to share stuff with me."

  • 9. He chooses not to be bothered by his pet peeves

  • "I've stopped correcting her when she misuses 'literally.'"

  • 10. He heats up her towel

  • "Well, during the winter I throw her towel in the dryer while she is showering. Then I place it back on the rack and she gets out to a warm towel instead of being cold."

  • 11. He learned to braid hair

  • "My wife hated fixing our daughter's hair every morning, so I took over. I taught myself how to braid by watching YouTube tutorials and I'm proud to say that I'm pretty good at it."

  • 12. He leaves money around the house

  • "I sometimes leave money around the house just to see (her) reaction as she excitedly screams, 'Look what I found!'"

  • 13. He helps her remember

  • "I will grab her phone and put it in her purse if I see she is forgetting it as we leave."

  • 14. He does the left-handed Sudoku puzzles

  • "We have a book of Sudoku puzzles in the bathroom. I only do puzzles on the left. We're both right-handed."

  • Editor's note: These comments were edited for punctuation and capitalization to enhance readability.

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Melinda Fox has a bachelor's degree in English and is the Sponsored Content Manager for FamilyShare.com. She loves Shakespeare, listening to her favorite songs on repeat and journaling.

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