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I Am The Other Woman

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    A Letter To The Other Woman

    His wife, his mistress...a role we both seem to share. If I am happy and in his arms, there are tears in your eyes. If you are happy and in his arms, then there are tears in my eyes. Both caught in a web, both being toyed with. You being told that he is going to leave me, Me...
    4purrfectdarkness 4purrfectdarkness 26-30, F 149 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    I got home from work signed on,

    wanting to read and catch up on what I missed, supporting other women who are in the same yet different, situations as me. I can't. I have no interest in helping other women after being bashed as I was through messaging. I'm seriously not considering coming back here tomorrow...
    blackheels4me blackheels4me 36-40, F 15 Responses 1 day ago

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    I Was The Other Woman; Read If You Want To Walk Away

    I'm 29 years old and I live and own a house with my boyfriend of 11 years. About 2 years about I became involved romantically with my co-worker, a married man with three young children. I still work with him very closely with this man...but about two months ago I completely...
    marygold1983 marygold1983 26-30, F 123 Responses Apr 9, 2012

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    I can't wait! I leave soon on a trip

    that he gave us for valentines day. :) so excited to be spending it with him. Hope all you ladies are having a fabulous day!
    sweetmae79 sweetmae79 31-35, F 2 Responses 33 mins ago

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    MM returned home today from his business trip.

    He said his daughter asked him for a "Daddy Date" so he was taking her to the mall and shopping. He said his W was out with friends. I told him that after not seeing him all week, I would be meeting him at the door...wearing very little. I would show him how much I missed him...
    blackheels4me blackheels4me 36-40, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    To All The Negative Wives

    **to all the wives who have messaged me** I have been messaged and ridiculed by many wives for being a "home wrecker". I for one never knew he was married and let me just say this. If you would provide the love and affection (including taking care of yourselves) your so "loved...
    Livedandloved Livedandloved 22-25, F 74 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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    Apology To My OW Who Stopped Waiting, Really Stopped Waiting

    I am truly and unreservedly sorry for what I have put you through. Whatever the reasons, the result is that I took far too long to get freed up for you or to let you go. I don't even feel like I gave you everything I could while we were in this phase. I could have given you a...
    Wilbury Wilbury 41-45, M 13 Responses May 4, 2013

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    MM asked to meet up today.

    . Obviously To fck. And I decided to divert the conversation and then I stopped replying to him.. And it feels sooooooo good to just say no. It's not about getting even with him. I miss him so much that it hurts. But I'm not his fck toy. I would never subject myself to that...
    Xf1234 Xf1234 22-25, F 22 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Dear Jason, What are we?

    Am I your friend? Because you call me your "buddy". And I don't want to be your friend. I have friends. Am I your lover? Your mistress? Your girlfriend? Your booty call? Your out of town hookup? What am I to you?
    somebody999 somebody999 26-30, F 5 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    What The Wife Doesn't Know..

    What you don't know is.. I never initiated this contact with your husband. I was never out to get him or you. Him being married is NOT a turn on for me. I have never thought ill of you. I wish I could, but never have been able to. I DO have morals; whether you wish to believe it...
    AyoMK AyoMK 22-25, F 25 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    I like coming on here

    and reading stories and reading the comments left by others. Sometimes though I feel like it's not beneficial to myself. For example, I haven't tried to make any kind of contact with J since November. BUT. After talking about him and reading about others and the stupid holidays...
    nothingbetterthanlaughing nothingbetterthanlaughing 31-35, F 19 Responses Jan 2

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    To all the OW's experiencing the joys of the

    trolls, don't sweat it. I was here a few months ago, telling my story of lies and deceit, that turned into my love story. I met him and his fiancée at the same time and it took just a couple months for it to turn into my love story. The whole time I had people trying to break...
    critterprintlover critterprintlover 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Nina Simone - The Other Woman.

    Caught up in my feelings... The other woman finds time to manicure her nails The other woman is perfect where her rival fails And she's never seen with pin curls in her hair The other woman enchants her clothes with French perfume The other woman keeps fresh cut flowers in...
    Lavender25 Lavender25 26-30, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    To The Married Men

    *I hope this helps the other women who have felt this way* There are some things we, the other women, need you, the married men, to know and understand. Being the other woman is a difficult position. Given a choice, this is not a position we would choose. We are in the...
    hischelsea hischelsea 46-50, F 61 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    I don't know about the rest of you,

    but I wish it was this easy to find people to be friends with who understand us and we can be blunt with IN PERSON I do not have any friends who I can be open with and share this life I live with and I just wish this sort of group was available to go out and have a drink with...
    Kadl Kadl 46-50, F 37 Responses Mar 26

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    Can The Other Woman Ever Really Become The Wife?

    I've read a lot of judgmental comments on different sites but we should never say what we would or would not do because we honestly never know until we find ourselves in a place called "here". I became the other woman (OW) a little over a year ago. We were both married at the...
    essenceoflaneen essenceoflaneen 31-35 62 Responses Feb 19, 2011

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    Don't You Women Get It?

    Don't you women get it yet? Most married men are not going to leave their wife for the other woman. These men want the best of both and as long as you're giving it to them that's how things will be. These men are just missing that spark that passion that their marriage has lost...
    totallytea totallytea 46-50, F 159 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    What It's Like Being The Other Woman

    So many of you have no idea how many of your stories I’ve read and wanted so desperately to reply. Ultimately, I wouldn’t be able to keep up. There is not ONE story I’ve yet to read which is not already written about in my book. I’ve started replying and then I stop...
    Micalle Micalle 36-40, F 44 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    What I learned recently - 1) Strong marriages

    can not be broken. If someone has an "other" someone, things were already broken on some level. 2) I have kids. I run a household. I manage a company. I still have time in my day to make my MM feel like he's the most important person in the world. If spouses did this - cheating...
    notafanofcircumstance notafanofcircumstance 31-35, F 10 Responses Mar 25

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    I hate the way that sounds.

    Because in many ways I was THE woman...we connected, we fit, we found something rare and whole and fulfilling and wonderful. It started as a genuine friendship, depth, understanding. We never intended it to be more, but the power of finding a mind and heart connection is...
    Kadl Kadl 46-50, F 13 Responses Feb 18

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    Is your MM jealous at all?

    Mine is a little, but in a cute way. I was wearing a blouse the other day and when I turned around to get something out of the backseat of his car, he asked me not to wear that top when he wasn't around....lol. Then, while at work last night, I texted him that some really...
    blackheels4me blackheels4me 36-40, F 10 mins ago

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    attention EP ...I received this wonderful msg

    from Browserbrowser...suicide is NOT a joke!! browserbowser 1 day ago kill yourself. browserbowser browserbowser 22 hrs ago Does it ever make you wonder that you can only be with men who already are attached, that maybe nobody wants to commit to you fully...
    sunflowah sunflowah 36-40, F 6 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    The people that are saying hurtful things

    and telling people to kill themselves. If one of the people that you are directing these comments to would kill themselves, you would be charged. You can be tracked down. You are NOT anonymous. Everyone on this board sees you target people. Dont believe be watch this clip...
    blue963 blue963 46-50, F 6 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    My mm officially ended it today.

    Says he loves his wife too much to keep going. I deleted our messenger we used and told him I don't want to stay in touch. My heart is completely broken. I really think I'm better off without him, but it hurts so bad right now. I guess I'm no longer the "other woman". I...
    megw16 megw16 31-35, F 42 Responses Feb 24

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    conflicted2014 conflicted2014 22-25, F 12 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Dear trolls, Thank you

    for all the attention your giving to me and my ladies. You got me in the popular page, and so far have made my past two days interesting. So far, all your hate mails made me and my OW ladies closer. Made me realize how thankful I am for finding this loving and supportive group...
    Xf1234 Xf1234 22-25, F 9 Responses 1 hr ago

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    2 days ago, wednesday,

    my mm arrived with a gloomy face. He told me that his daughter's lab result was really bad. She have type 2 diabetes by the way. He was very silent and just put his head on my lap and watched tv. Ive never seen him that helpless. I asked him if he wants to have dinner with me...
    AtPeaceEros AtPeaceEros 31-35, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Refreshed and ready to go today.

    Deep breath. Doing better after some sleep. I want to thank all of the wonderful women here for their support. I don't know why I let last night bother me so much. It wasn't the dumba**es opinion of me, it was about bringing Mike into it. I'm better and I don't care today...
    blackheels4me blackheels4me 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Moving On.....I Didn'T Think I Would Ever Be Able To Say That

    I must admit that I have been pretty much obsessed over the man I cheated with. I haven't talked to him in over a year since the truth about us came out. But everyday I think about him and wonder how he is, what he is doing, how his son is, if he thinks about me at all...
    SS81 SS81 31-35, F 67 Responses May 8, 2013

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    Dear EP, I am "the other woman"

    and I have come to this site for wisdom and support from other women in my situation. While on this site I have run into people who have ridiculed and bashed me and other's who are here sharing their experiences. Definitely not offering authenticity, support and respect that...
    Kokopuffy Kokopuffy 51-55, F 48 Responses Feb 16

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    I call for a happy fun post.

    I think we could all use it with the typical weekend coming up and the fact that it's a holiday as well. Not to mention all the trolls creeping around. Whether in person, online, whatever form, what is your favorite moment that you can think of with your MM? Or something that...
    sweetmae79 sweetmae79 31-35, F 16 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I Can't Believe It... I Actually Left

    If you read my last story, you will know that I was the "other woman" in my last relationship. Yes, last. I finally got it all together and I left him. When it came down to it, I finally just said, "Its me or her. I can't live like this anymore." And he begged...
    fuego fuego 18-21 34 Responses Jul 6, 2008

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    A Letter From The Other Woman

    You are the one he’s lived with for a very long time. I have known him for three years. You are the one who wakes up to his familiar face each and every day and you give him a peck on the cheek. I gaze into his deep brown eyes and run my hands through his slightly graying dark...
    Kelki Kelki 46-50, F 101 Responses Oct 12, 2011

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    Despite the influx of negativity I am in good

    spirits this morning and shall remain that way :) It's been a good week even if I did have a temper tantrum Tuesday lol! Wednesday I got to have lunch with MM, yesterday my children and he and his children all had dinner after their award ceremony. Today though! We get to spend...
    ginaree ginaree 36-40, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Feeling good today! It's Friday

    and a holiday weekend! Talking to my MM over an hour while he drove home from work was just the icing on the cake! Our convo's are always full of some good laughs as we talk about any and everything. We both love to joke around and I love his humor. It's usually when we are...
    Lauryn0114 Lauryn0114 31-35, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    To all the trolls and the ones telling the ow

    to go kill yourselves....get out of your moms basement and get your own life...I'm sorry your parents didn't hug you before but is very coward to bully the ow users in an Internet forum... Let me tell you as an MM, I see how important the OW are for us and how they make the mm...
    floaty2001 floaty2001 31-35, M 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    d-Day... curtains drawing,

    the finale begins! ok ladies & EP fans. Today is the day! D-day for this experience and this moment. I set my set a deadline, a time limit for some things. And I'm now down to the wire of ending things. I gave myself a time line that if I had not rec'd communication...
    chie5189 chie5189 36-40 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just had an argument with a friend.

    A stupid one but it really upset me. I called my MM knowing he would be with her tonight busy. I just felt like I really wanted to talk to him and feel better. Idk why I did that knowing he wasn't gonna answer and knowing that I would feel bad afterwards. Now I'm even more upset...
    musicandnotes musicandnotes 22-25, F 10 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Sorry, Ladies...

    I know I'll probably catch plenty of flak for this, but I'm gonna say it anyway. I have slept with married (or otherwise "spoken for") men before, and I'm sure I'll do it again.  Why?  Because I want to.  Because he wants to.  Because there's not...
    deleted deleted 26-30 204 Responses Jul 28, 2008

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    Haven't been on today

    so I haven't seen all the troll post but wanted to give a big hug to the OW's out there that are having problems. Remember if the MM was happy at home he wouldn't go look for it elsewhere. That sounds cold but it is true in 90% of the affairs. Same holds true for women who...
    shouldntbethishard shouldntbethishard 36-40, F 9 Responses Feb 11

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    I just want to say thank you to all you lovely

    ladies, who I think of as my friends now. I was feeling low this evening, because it being the weekend I know I won't be in much contact with my sweetheart. You have all made me feel so much better, and have really put me in a good mood tonight. My weekend will be so much...
    kellysperfectlove kellysperfectlove 46-50, F 13 Responses Mar 8

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    reminding all of new

    and old friends....block trolls!
    sunflowah sunflowah 36-40, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    A How To List

    Hello to everyone especially those drawn here by the Facebook postings. For the record, I am not "Keeping it real in Kendall". Since most of you are brand new to EP let me be the first to welcome you! Please take a moment to read the Terms of Service before commenting. This is a...
    hischelsea hischelsea 46-50, F 104 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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    LadyGV LadyGV 46-50, F 7 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I dare you to leave this up,

    read it, and comment. There's nothing flag worthy or offensive. What's wrong, can't take a few news articles? How can I trust men after my dad had an affair?: https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100804044543AA33iDW Man commits suicide over wife's extramarital...
    Bobthelover Bobthelover 46-50, M 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Both Sides of the Fence!

    I lived in a sexless marriage for many years. My spouse did not. He like dripping his wick elsewhere, through our entire marriage. I didn't want to catch any thing so... glad he was getting taken care of ...cause he wasn't touching me again... that was for sure! I am divorce...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 28 Responses Feb 15

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    My Secret Gold Coin

    You don’t know it, but I think of you as a beautiful, precious, shiny gold coin that I keep secretly hidden in my pocket. I feel happy knowing that you are in there, but unhappy knowing that you have to stay hidden. I wish I could show you off to friends, but they wouldn’t...
    jenn80 jenn80 51-55 18 Responses May 23, 2013

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    Newbies, regarding trolls,

    it really is better to just report and then ignore it. I know it's hard, I find it difficult to not get into a typing war with them, but that's exactly what they want. Report them for being vulgar and disgusting, but don't give them the satisfaction of arguing. They're really...
    hayleysusannah hayleysusannah 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I hope I've blocked enough trolls

    so I can repost this from a story I wrote for "I am Married and having an affair" without getting run over the coals. But then I can always delete and block... I have been in an affair since September of 2007....Your assumptions that I am a soul sucking seductresses or a...
    Kelki Kelki 46-50, F 10 Responses Mar 16

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    Who knew you could go from miserable to amazing.

    .. my Husband has told me that now after 2.5 years coming up with all these different ways to make US work, and coming up with new ones again and again after they all failed... I DID everything... I mean everything! Nothing worked.. then he tells me yesterday... that he was not...
    WendyBlabs WendyBlabs 36-40, F 20 Responses Mar 15

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    When I wake up, I reach

    for someone who likely isn't there. I don't get a morning kiss, I don't get to make his lunch. I don't have the right to call him at work, or to ask him to pick up something on his way home. On a day to day basis I don't get to have dinner with him, I don't get to watch him as...
    notafanofcircumstance notafanofcircumstance 31-35, F 22 Responses Mar 17

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    Never Thought I'D Be One Of 'Those Women'.

    Where to start.... I always thought I was an honest trustworthy wife/mother/daughter/sister/friend but now I have strayed into the territory of cheater. If you'd asked me what I thought about women who sleep with married men I'd have said 'home wreckers' and had a rant. But now I...
    AnotherBondiBlonde AnotherBondiBlonde 36-40, F 82 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    Out of nowhere MM texts me; "Have I ever told

    you how beautiful you are?" "Miss you" I texted back: "Miss you more Moneky" Feeling the love today.
    blackheels4me blackheels4me 36-40, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    StellaNoir StellaNoir 31-35, F 8 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    OMG! Okay ladies, I need your kind words today.

    Last night, for the first time since MM and I have been together I slept with someone else. MM and I are not a couple. We have no long term plans. We see each other once every month or two. He has a W. And they have s*x. He hasn't told me he loves me. He doesn't call me his gf...
    somebody999 somebody999 26-30, F 12 Responses 1 day ago

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    Grabbed an early dinner with my man

    after work. I hadn't planned to talk to him about my dinner with our mutual friend and what she'd told me about him texting her but he kept pushing for me to tell him what's been on my mind the last couple of days. So I finally caved and told him. I told him that I don't need...
    GenieH22 GenieH22 36-40, F 8 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I Applaud "The Other Woman"

    I've looked through this "experience" and have read comments made by both sides. One against "the other woman"...and one supporting. I'm not out to hurt anyone, just merely wishing to provide my experience. Sometimes, speaking from experience, the "other woman" is actually "the...
    seeinglife2x2 seeinglife2x2 46-50, M 27 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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