The trunks, bags, and suitcases of previous life experiences that inhibit one's freedom, progress, development, or adaptability in a marriage; impediments. 1. Previous relationships 2. Previously conceived children and their parents 3. Poor self-esteem (developed from childhood family structure, previous incidences of physical and/or mental abuse, etc.) 4. Bad credit 5. Health issues Did you tell your wife about all of your baggage prior to saying "I do"?