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I Am a Woman of My Word

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    The Stirs Of Longing On I.M.

     Since I made the decision a few months ago, to leave my 28-year marriage, I have experienced a torrent of emotion, unlike anything else in my entire life.  The last few weeks in particular have been nothing short of hellish as those who have received my late night emails...
    juliannaq juliannaq 51-55, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2011

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    You Bet!

    I never say I'm going to do something, that I am unsure that I can actually deliver. This annoys my mother sometimes, for when she asks me to do a favor for her, if I am not sure if I can pull it off I won't give her a definite, "It will be done!". :-/ I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 8, 2009

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    I Earned My Values and Standards and Continue To Do So Every Day

    If I carelessly told people things that they could expect from me and things they could count on and wasn't a woman of my word, I'd really find it hard to live with myself. I often have problems that come not from an uncaring attitude, but rather from my caring too much. Unless...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2011

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    Simple, Really

    I went through an extended phase of chronic lying as an adolescent.  All that earned me was distrust from my friends and teachers, and beatings from my father. On the other hand, when I started telling the truth I (slowly, I must admit) earned the respect of those who once...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2011

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    Those Who Know Me Know

    Anyone who knows me knows that my word is me.
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 3, 2009

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    That Word Is...

    LOYAL I will never knowingly hurt, betray, lie to, cheat or scar anyone I know. I love everyone as if they were my very self. Of course, loyalty means that you will get constructively criticised sometimes, too.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2008

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    Move Heaven And Earth

    I pride myself on keeping my word. I will to everything humanly possible to make it so. I don't give it lightly or with frivolity. I don't make vows generally speaking because it is almost like setting yourself up to fail.
    DieKatzeSchreibt DieKatzeSchreibt 41-45 1 Response Sep 26, 2011

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    I Remain True to My Word

    Even if I had no power, I was str!pped of everything down to my name, my word will remain true and unmoved. Honesty and loyalty, when I can't fulfill a promise I actually get a little annoyed and upset at myself because I feel like I've failed in some way. Call it a form of code...
    Marowit Marowit 18-21, F Jan 15, 2009

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    I Love Joan of Arc

    She's everything I would want & love to be. My first awareness of her, I knew she will always be my #1 role model. Even now at the age of 51. When I'm looking for strength and wisdom, I look to her.
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 5 Responses Feb 7, 2009

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    I Keep My Words ...

    Every word I said .. I keep it .. I have never broken any promises .. I consider words are not just words but it imply the real person in you. How reliable you are, How responsible you are, and so on... Therefore, I value my words and Im a woman of them ...
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 22-25, F Dec 9, 2009

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    And

    You can take that to the grave.
    PrettyOldSoul PrettyOldSoul 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 14, 2011

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    I Am a Woman of My Word

    I have always been very strong willed and a woman of my word, if I say I am going to do something then I am going to do something. Until it comes to losing weight.......................Then I just cant seem to do that!
    DVOC DVOC 36-40 Jul 1, 2009

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    I Strive For This

    My words are mine ... and i try to keep them. Learned it from another generation. It is a way of life that may be receding.     One must always remember: “Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F Mar 23, 2009

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    I Am A Woman Of My Word

    Short and simply put, i would not waste our time telling you something that wasn't true. I would not benefit either of us, and i have better things to do with my time.
    peachfuzz68 peachfuzz68 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2012

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    Sweet Promises

    I kept my word to all people who have come in and out of my life-EVERYONE! But for me what's most  important is keeping promises in relationships and again I have kept ALL my promises and more... I have done more than my share in this world.
    berrychic berrychic 31-35 2 Responses Dec 20, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    It all started when my husband of 20 years plus said one day, I have no feelings for you, only as a friend or sister. He had medical problems from the military and was on some...
    windchimemusic windchimemusic 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    The Woman in the Glass When you get what you want in your struggle for self And the world makes you queen for a day, Just go to a mirror and look at yourself, And see what THAT...
    Barelycoping325 Barelycoping325 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    At times this can be true.Then again we live in a world of photo shopped touch ups.So sometimes it's hard to distinguish real from fake.The essence of a photo is what makes it...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M Aug 2

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    i need some help and don't really know what to do ... I've been the other woman for 8 years now on and off.. the last 3 years have been totally on.. when our relationship started...
    gmouse81 gmouse81 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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    What a day! Not sure what came over me but I called him out on the whole 'I haven't got a girlfriend' thing. Still swears he's not with her. Gets easier to let go when he continues...
    foreverWantingMore foreverWantingMore 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Please if you are not having this experience or have not had it in the past keep your advice. I already know evey mean hateful words and thoughts you may have. Well; here it is, I...
    Summerayn Summerayn 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    Day 6. Still nothing. He is in meetings for the better part of the day. It is Friday, so he will definitely cut out of work by 3:00 p.m. I am utterly amazed that I have heard...
    lavc lavc 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 15

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    You a Woman who gave birth to a SON in a very Sad year of any Muslims life in the Twenty century. You witness your Married man, your Husband who disrespected you and slept with...
    phenna45 phenna45 70+, T 5 days ago

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    I am painfully becoming aware that he is done with me. His actions are speaking much louder than his words ever could. When we first met and got together, it was with the...
    lavc lavc 46-50, F 6 Responses Jul 28

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    When God created woman he was working late on the 6th day.. An angel came by and asked." Why spend so much time on her ?". . The lord answered. " Have you seen all the...
    BridaPaulo BridaPaulo 22-25, F Aug 13

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    A window into the emotions of a couples counseling session as the betrayed wife...and those "AHAH!" moments. We are past a year since DDay. Our sessions back then were on coping...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Day two... Been at my sisters place waiting for the storm to be over. Have talked to H twice, first time was understandably short and angry. He called me again last night and we...
    ElsieJay ElsieJay 41-45, F 9 Responses Jul 27

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    Freaky thing happened to me today, about an hour ago actually. Was doing a job for one of our staff who called in sick, last minute of course! This particular job involved clearing...
    ElsieJay ElsieJay 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    My MM just left. We had a wonderful time today and this evening. I feel so sad when he leaves. He came over twice bc I was going to cook dinner for us; but, we became intimate...
    Summerayn Summerayn 41-45, F 7 Responses Aug 10

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    Everyday, I am defined by my gender. Not by my personality, my interests, my voice, my actions. By my gender. Everyone is. All the time. Just as many people are defined by their...
    EyeOfLight EyeOfLight 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I have a problem I am married but on the brink of divorce. I think I have failed as a wife. God says wives should love and respect their husbands. To obey them. To submit. I...
    Brandnue Brandnue 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    I am a divorced mother of 3. Last year I ran into an old high school friend of mine. We had crossed paths over the years but we were strictly friends. But last July, he came to my...
    emotionalwreck27 emotionalwreck27 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    After a great week and finally feeling on track with myself, he tells me today they are going on vacation next wednesday through Sunday. Last September they were in the Bahamas...
    CCBatman120 CCBatman120 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 8

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    This other woman thing is not for the faint hearted. It is by far more intense and more full of extreme ups and extreme downs than any other type of relationship I have ever been...
    kanga4 kanga4 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Is anyone having a hard time dealing with their emotions because of their mm? The first mm I ever met and fell for left me devastated and destroyed emotionally. We both were so...
    Tearmyheartopen Tearmyheartopen 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Hello ladies!! Once again, I've been away for a while. It's been an interesting couple months... I am still with my MM. I fall more in love with him everything we are together. A...
    sleeplesssecretary sleeplesssecretary 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    He still won't admit I am the other woman! Despite me knowing the score before the 'lets have space' thing happened between them and between us 7 weeks back. We have met up for two...
    foreverWantingMore foreverWantingMore 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    My love, my love is ripe Ready for harvest But locked up, like a girl in a tower in an ancient myth. But the girl is a woman And the woman knows that time waits for no one. She...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I let words and stories seduce me. I traded the loneliness of my life for words on a screen and I let them mean way more than they should, I read things between the lines that...
    bethany444 bethany444 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 28

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    To the people and trolls who are trying to save our souls.... Let me explain something: Our (OW) defenses go up when you use hated phrases like... Side Piece Having his cake and...
    BlackHiHeels4Me BlackHiHeels4Me 36-40, F 43 Responses Jul 30

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    You know.. It's funny.... I've always thought of myself as the only one experiencing the "angst" (for lack of a better word) in this relationship. This morning our morning texts...
    MarieVon MarieVon 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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    Decades ago, we dated in high school. I had been emancipated at 16 and was living on my own, finishing school, preparing for college, and working full time. His mother told him to...
    DeineSklavin DeineSklavin 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    August 7. Saying No. For many of us, the most difficult word to say is one of the shortest and easiest in the vocabulary: No. Go ahead, say it aloud: No. No - simple to pronounce...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 7

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    August 11. Healing. Let healing energy flow through your body. The healing energy of God, the Universe, life, and recovery surrounds us. It is available, waiting for us to draw...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 11

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    It is his problem that he doesn't want to show his feelings or it's hard for him to express his feelings into words... But from what he has done for me, I know for the fact that he...
    iloveuox iloveuox 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm starting to wonder if perhaps I was broken before mm and that's why I let myself become involved in that situation. Maybe it was his unavailableness (yep, today that is a...
    PrincessLolita PrincessLolita 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just want to first thank all of you incredible ladies for the supportive words on my last post. It's nice to have the support, it helps me to not feel alone. I'm very tired...
    PrincessLolita PrincessLolita 26-30, F 11 Responses Jul 28

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    I know he's a būllshīter, I know he over exaggerates, I know he's manipulative because I can see it. When I call it out he fully admits it, he doesn't hide that he's so. I won't...
    LoveBytes LoveBytes 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    Unknowingly in 2008... Here on EP, someone stole my soul and invaded 5 and a half years of involuntary celibacy. Sweet words, lies that they had broken up. Never again.
    TheWomanWhoDid TheWomanWhoDid 36-40 1 Response Jul 30