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I Am The Other Woman

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    The Universe’s Plan

    for You Cosmic Support by Madisyn Taylor Nothing happens in our lives and in the world without purpose. The path that speeds us toward our dreams can be a challenging and complex one, so it’s easy to get bogged down in confusion and insecurities. We often hesitate at the...
    Kokopuffy Kokopuffy 51-55, F 2 days ago

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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 102 Responses Oct 12, 2011

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    MM is so cute. He is

    so excited about fixing up my laptop for me. He has it all ready to go, just needs to come and put it in, he said I will like it. It's very fast. The original specs on the motherboard list 4g of ram, this one has 8g, so it seems someone added a stick. This made it an extra...
    Kokopuffy Kokopuffy 51-55, F 2 days ago

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    Mikun15 Mikun15 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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 47 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    It's been two weeks since I've heard from ex-mm.

    For fourteen mornings, he's woken up with the knowledge that I'm waiting on his call to reschedule the 'date' he's been requesting for six months. It's annoying, but I haven't been letting it get me down or doubt myself like I normally do. That is, until today. I had to...
    ashadams244 ashadams244 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    He just left to go on with his day.

    And I have things I need to do as well. He came this morning with a huge bouquet of flowers. I helped him with a resume. Then we snuggled and watched a bit of tv, and made love as well. It's been a wonderful morning. Filled with laughter and love.
    iunderstand1234 iunderstand1234 51-55, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Being Aware of Your Thoughts Curative

    Attentiveness by Madisyn Taylor We seldom accept negative comments from others, however, we so often accept our own inner negative chatter. Few people enjoy the company of individuals whose attitudes are persistently negative. Yet many of us tolerate the critical chatter...
    Kokopuffy Kokopuffy 51-55, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Serendipitous1 Serendipitous1 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    So this post is for all you dam haters of us

    "OW" or "OM" you continue to bash us for straying...not being faithful...try to communicate more with spouse...there is no reason to cheat....blah blah blah...you tell me this.... I have been a dam good wife to my H for 21 years...put my dreams on hold so I can make his come...
    excessbaggage excessbaggage 41-45, F 48 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    Looking back it is funny how easily I fell into

    the trap of becoming 'the other woman.' The first flash of distress - a wounded soul no less, and I dived into the murky water. He told me that I was his oxygen. I was a mermaid Saint Bernard with the reviving elixir strapped to my neck. Strangely, I found two unmarried men...
    Faerylight Faerylight 41-45, F 19 Responses Jun 21, 2015

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    Society calls us cheaters

    and home wreckers and a few other not so nice names, but we are mothers, daughters, sisters and grandmothers like everyone else. The only difference is that we have a relationship outside of our marriage that helps us feel whole. I don't see myself as being any different from...
    KathyJ304 KathyJ304 26-30, F 44 Responses Jan 10, 2015

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    I have to be honest here .

    ..Not only Am I The Other Woman , I have 3 MM And not one knows about the other ! It's hard to juggle sometimes .And guess what I love it !!
    peachy115 peachy115 51-55, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Kokopuffy Kokopuffy 51-55, F 2 days ago

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    He's finally coming to stay night tomorrow.

    His work schedule has been hectic with business trips for almost a month so haven't had much chance to meet eachother. he said he will come stay 2nights over this weekend for valentine !! I can't wait to see him !!! I hope you all have a great valentine's! !
    honeybutterchip honeybutterchip 41-45, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    We started out as best lovers,

    We fight, we cry, and we laugh, In everything were together, Even through the crazy and foolish ones.. We're the best of friends, Holding on to one another, Drinking and teasing, Sharing each others problem.. We fight for nothing, We cry for dumb things, We laugh at small...
    sonofangel24 sonofangel24 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    "Hopelessly In Love With A Married Man" - I

    swear I didn't mean for this to happen. Loving you was an accident. It just, well, happened :) Love, Misty Starr
    MistyStarr1969 MistyStarr1969 46-50, F 11 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    Honestly I'd beat the life out of ANY b!

    tch who tries to ruin my family and my marriage. There's enough men out there, there's no need for sharing ladies.
    Cleopatra05 Cleopatra05 18-21, F 28 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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    ...No More... Although I've been lurking in

    this forum for quite some time, aside from this story EP Link posted in August last year, I have not been very active. How most people end up here? With the exception of the so called "Spider Women" who make it their life's mission to go around messing up with people's lives...
    neeia neeia 41-45, F 15 Responses 2 days ago

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    I just deleted 11553 text messages off of my

    phone. No wonder it was slow lol.
    Kokopuffy Kokopuffy 51-55, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I met a SG. A good one.

    First date at a coffee shop yesterday lasted for six hours. Just talking. And an amazing kiss afterward. Then we texted until bed. He is beautiful and sweet and smart and athletic. And he digs me a whole bunch. Best of all, he has been divorced for nearly 20 years. He was so...
    Stalked9 Stalked9 41-45, F 26 Responses Jan 11

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    She left him and I don't know what to do.

    She doesn't know 100% that he was cheating, but he said something about how she told him she couldn't trust him. I don't know too much else about the situation except that he told me she is talking to her ex-boyfriend and that she had thrown out the words Alimony and Child...
    lexabear15 lexabear15 26-30, F 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Yesterday: Realization.

    It's been thirty-four days. Thirty-four days since I last "heard" from him. Since his vague... and yet still somehow sentencing, 'Going through some family issues. Please don't text.' Thirty. Four. Days. Of silence. And not our usual comfortable silence, where we...
    OneSweetThing OneSweetThing 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Just in case you are pondering about men

    and why they don't initiate divorce, this is a great article to read. Don't over analyze it. It may or may not apply to you/your man. Just read it so you have another perspective. I think this one offers a little bit more insights but not a white paper or academic journal...
    ReflectedSoul ReflectedSoul 41-45, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am posting this letter from a married man

    again because we do sometimes focus on.."what about me" as the other woman in these relationships. This is his side..written by a man I know who is very much in love with his OW. They are old loves reunited about 6 years ago (he can tell you how long its been..to the minute...
    Kokopuffy Kokopuffy 51-55, F 29 Responses May 6, 2014

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    He finally responded to me

    after over two months of the unexplained NC. He claimed he told his wife about me. Not who I was or the extent of things. He said he's faced the affair head on with his wife, his family and his therapists. He said he was sorry for leaving with no word. He said he was trying to...
    infusedheart infusedheart 31-35, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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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 51-55, F 169 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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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 47 Responses Feb 16, 2014

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    The other woman isn't always a home-wrecker.

    Sometimes she's a home-mender. I had been faithful to my dear husband for over 20 years. For many years I thought there was something wrong with me. Maybe I wasn't sexy. Why didn't he want me the way I wanted him? I grew to understand that we just had very different desire...
    livingasme livingasme 51-55, F 17 Responses May 15, 2015

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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...
    b4realz b4realz 26-30, F 150 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    I have to be honest here.

    Not only am I the other woman but I also am the other woman in outer space. I fly in a rocket ship to other planets. I've successfully been a home wrecker on Mercury, Mars and Venus. Jupiter has been challenging because of the toxic gases. Happy joyful alien wives of...
    Tullia1510 Tullia1510 46-50, F 4 Responses 2 days 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 33 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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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 36-40, M 15 Responses Apr 19, 2014

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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 100 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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    Can someone explain to me without confirming

    that a person must be pathological to do this, how you have an affair, claim a person is your best friend, be friendly with his wife and then come out with that this same ap, best friend attacked you and your sister? Some of you may of missed the comnent "I didn't believe her...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I used to come to this forum to read stories

    that made me feel less alone, and to give me some sanity and hope. In the midst of my affair, and the lengthy and painful ending of that journey I was here often.. Sharing my story, getting advice, and reading all of the other stories similar to mine. If gave me a sense of calm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 17 Responses Feb 6, 2015

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    Just read some posts from the other side.

    Do they not have anything to talk about?
    independentandstubborn independentandstubborn 51-55, F 5 Responses 1 day 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 26-30 205 Responses Jul 28, 2008

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    It has everything to do with US

    and our chemistry and openness and love and lust #hiswords
    LLLinCincy LLLinCincy 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I AM NOT THE OTHER WOMAN.

    There are many labels I could have. But "the other woman" is not one I use. That is NOT how I define myself or this relationship! It annoys me that we seem to be identified solely in that context here. No doubt that's who I would be from where she stands ... I'm sure that's...
    SafetyNotGuaranteed SafetyNotGuaranteed 46-50, F 19 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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    Well I think it's over now.

    .. I blocked him and her and neither have attempted contact thankfully. He texted me this morning asking me if I made a fake FB profile. What the hell he doesn't even have FB. I don't know what that was about and didn't ask. Yes I went with my sister and brother in law to...
    AvaLennon1 AvaLennon1 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Here on EP I met another 'other woman'

    and we clicked. Almost a year ago now and we talk every single day. Well yesterday we travelled the country and met half way for the first time an had an amazing weekend away together! Lots of good food, drinks, dancing and laughs! Best friend for life!! Just thought I would...
    foreverWantingMore foreverWantingMore 31-35, F 12 Responses Apr 19, 2015

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    I have married men tied up in my basement.

    Most of them are delivery drivers. :)
    Kokopuffy Kokopuffy 51-55, F 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    Though he is still working.

    His diverticulitis is flaring up today. Doesn't happen as often as it used too, but still painful for him when it does. :( Don't think he will be too chatty this evening if he's still not feeling well. A couple of days of bland food usually helps. Poor guy.
    Kokopuffy Kokopuffy 51-55, F 4 Responses 1 day 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 42 Responses Jul 6, 2008

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