We were each others firsts for just about everything, so as far as past relationships were concerned there wasn't much to discuss. But with everything else we try to be as open and honest as possible. He even knows about a lot of crushes I had while I was in middle/high school, including a few that no one else knows about.
After so many years together there is very little that we do not know about each others past. I can only think of two or three things she does not know about mine and that is because she has not asked.
I wanted to be totally honest with my husband. No secrets. That way I never had to worry about one day him finding out something and feeling I hid something from him. I was a bad party girl and he was married to his high school girlfriend. So big difference in experience.
We've only briefly/occasionally discussed past relationships. Usually it just comes up when we're discussing trying something with each other, and we compare experience levels. I wouldn't have a problem being 100% open, though.
I think its just easier to get it all out there. I have had experinces where people said that they didnt know and didnt care, but when the found out actually did care. I dont want to relive that experience so i just put it out there now
Yes he knows all of it. Maybe more than he wants to, LOL. I think it's important because what we've been through shapes who we are. Some issues both of us have are due to past relationships gone wrong, etc. so I think it's important to know that stuff so you can know where your partner is coming from when those issues come up.
I don't like talking about the guy I was with before my boyfriend. He was a jerk, and I'd rather not think about him. My boyfriend knows this and is very understanding. It's never been a problem for us.