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I Am The Other Woman

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    Stressing out about NC.

    It's been about 3 weeks. He's given me no real concrete evidence he cares at all.....why do I still think he cares? Is it because I love him so much? No one ever truly "got me" like him. I know I'll never replace that. His wife saw out texts and hatefully confronted me...
    Blissfulbeauty Blissfulbeauty 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Ooooookay....I pick up my phone this am

    while having my coffee, to catch up on what's been going on with you ladies. What do I find? Haters, trolls and generally just nonsense going on. Who are all these people and why, suddenly, are you here telling us what's best for us, when you know not a thing? Get out, shoo...
    CherokeeEyes CherokeeEyes 41-45, F 17 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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    Predictable. That's what this strange

    relationship has created for me; a sense of predictability. I knew MM was "working on things" (not really) but I knew my time with him was limited. I'd soak up every last drop of everything with him... I knew we'd text. I'd see him at work. We'd talk on the way to work and home...
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 78 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    I'm starting to feel

    that "how will I ever do it" feeling. Leaving tomorrow morning for a family camping trip for a week. It will be the longest MM and I have gone in almost a year, without talking to each other. H and I have done this trip every year since our boys were little, I know that once...
    whynot13 whynot13 46-50, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I ended things for good yesterday.

    I think he was surprised, but it was a very emotional ending. He is a very strong person by nature, but I could tell he was hurting. He asked me if there was someone else. I told him no. I cannot even date with him in my life. I simply said I wanted more. He said I deserve more...
    lavc lavc 46-50, F 24 Responses Mar 22

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    Good Morning to all the beautiful ladies

    that have been going through the rough times ... Just wanted to share ... As I was looking up at the beautiful moon last night I thought of yous .... thankful that we have each other to lean on in this group to support and express ourselves...Much love to you all and baby steps...
    isolatednlonely isolatednlonely 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 20 Responses Jun 21

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    I'm actually going to get my HEA.

    .. Is this real life... He's sleeping in the guest room, will be moving temporarily into his parents next week. He was texting me... He was quiet. Just said he was reflective. Then all of a sudden he knocked on the door... We made love, laughed, cuddled, talked... This is for...
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 12 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    So after the many hours spent with him in the

    last week, we have no future meeting set up as of right now. When I was with him the other day, he let me know what his schedule looked like in the upcoming week and a half or so therefore this was expected. As far as I know now, I won't be seeing him until almost 2 weeks from...
    ArlingtonRose ArlingtonRose 36-40, F 2 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 13 Responses Apr 19

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    Just read this and it describes exactly my

    relationship with exMM. http://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/06/the-toxic-attraction-between-an-empath-a-narcissist/
    Lust2much Lust2much 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Mm was not very happy yesterday

    when I told him I wanted to end it because my life is overwhelming at the moment. He thinks I'm using this as an excuse to push him away. He said everyone's life can be complicated and overwhelming at times but we still make time for the people we care about and we don't shut...
    RedSheep2 RedSheep2 26-30, F 7 Responses 2 days 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 50 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    I thought this beautiful man the sparkling

    stars in the sky raining down light like laughter into my waiting fertile heart. He said he was in no man's land. I painted the sky with colour and I blossomed for him. I quivered, expanded and exploded with love. And yet, we remained divided. By a chasm that was only a metre...
    Faerylight Faerylight 41-45, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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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 94 Responses Feb 19, 2011

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    Dianecc11 Dianecc11 26-30, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Dear J, I'll never forget the day

    that I met you, August 20th, 2014. I thought it was one of the best days of my life. For months, you were my twin flame, my soul mate. As the months grew, so did your lies. The thing is, I was always smarter than you. I was always on your tail. I was always one step ahead of...
    MadameMirage MadameMirage 36-40, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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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 50 Responses Feb 16, 2014

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    I haven't posted here in a long,

    long time. Mostly it's because I had a hell of a D-day in early February. My H discovered the affair, confronted me & threatened to send his proof to MM's wife. I use the opportunity to end my marriage. And so did MM. But, we did not end it to be with each other. We took...
    crazycontrolled crazycontrolled 36-40, F 24 Responses Apr 30

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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 151 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    He seems to really be trying to get back into

    my life in some capacity. Mutual friends have sent screenshots of his FB posts to me that have subtle references of me. He has recommended me for two positions that would require me to work closely with him. One in particular would be a good opportunity for me as I am...
    ravenofthedark ravenofthedark 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day 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 77 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    I don't know if I should talk to him about this

    disconnect I am feeling. I don't feel fully engaged in this anymore. I want to be, but I don't know how to fix it. On the other hand, I don't want to put a lot of effort into 'fixing' this if it is a better place for him. I would probably not even consider talking about it with...
    solace73 solace73 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day 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 46-50, F 170 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    He continues to be crazy busy at work,

    working loads of overtime and he still makes time. Things are just amazing.
    iunderstand1234 iunderstand1234 51-55, F 2 Responses 1 day 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 48 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    He emailed me this morning he got a new job

    which is great! He's well educated and this is a new career for him not just a job. But I wonder why he chose to share this great news with me as we are not all that close. His fiancé is well educated and has a great job as well. I am not as accomplished as they are but I am...
    Aimee3 Aimee3 26-30, F 1 Response 8 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 36-40, M 14 Responses Apr 19, 2014

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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 45 Responses Jan 10

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    I fell down a well this morning of reading

    articles about infidelity, partly because I think I'm an emotional masochist and partly because I need it reinforced that he's never leaving and he's never coming back. They all, unequivocally, said 99% of married people don't leave and they lie to you just as much, if not more...
    inaraserra inaraserra 31-35, F 10 Responses 12 hrs 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 157 Responses Apr 9, 2012

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    Dying to see him soon.

    .. wish I could just have him all for me so soon!! Love him till death what else can I say? I adore him.
    liberty2014 liberty2014 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    Yes the block button works .

    ...I have tried it and is still using it ..For the idiot who said i am emotional and full of rage .You can not be so wrong I am Happy as can be...Perfect time in my life.All is good on this end lmao
    peachy115 peachy115 51-55, F 1 Response 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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    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 55 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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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 26-30 206 Responses Jul 28, 2008

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    I wanted to write this story from the

    perspective of a Married person(MM or MW) having an affair. This was triggered by a question someone posted yesterday, asking Why MM needs the other woman and why the MM can't leave the Ws so easily. Talking from the perspective of a Married person, sometimes things are very...
    Jazz045 Jazz045 36-40, F 18 Responses Mar 25

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    10 Myths about being the other woman & FAQ.

    1."You must be doing things in bed his wife won’t." Not true. I have limitations and desires as well. I’m not a prude by any means but I’m not doing anything in bed that a typical couple doesn’t do. 2."He’s just using you for sex." I doubt it, he doesn’t need me for...
    somebody999 somebody999 26-30, F 18 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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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 26-30, F 18 Responses Apr 18, 2014

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    This is the trend in South America.

    Where are the cheaters, where is the husband...no where!!! Video.
    Prokamin Prokamin 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I remember being 14 years old,

    hearing about those "nasty" women who homewreck married relationships- thinking, "ugh! How disgusting! Don't they have feelings or emotions? How heartless" I never knew that they were just normal women. Or, even better, I didn't know I'm going to become one of those women I...
    RedShootingStar RedShootingStar 18-21, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I don't even know where to begin,

    my husband and I are married 2 yrs - have a 1yo son. My husband asked for an open relationship. I have started "seeing" R, my married best friend for years and years. Knew I loved him but only since I have let these feelings out did I realise how much. His wife has given...
    iamnooneyouknow iamnooneyouknow 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My affair ended after 5 years.

    We have been in limited contact for 2 months. Rarely I have slipped and flirted with him. This past week he has been finding excuses to contact me and flirt with me. My feelings on this have been numb to quietly happy. We work together so complete NC is not possible. Well...
    just2night just2night 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Just an update to my post from yesterday: he

    emailed me this evening! How great do I feel by not making myself too 'available' and having some sense of control?! I actually like playing hard to get....so he will get a response tomorrow. ;-)
    ArlingtonRose ArlingtonRose 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    He's been so lovely this week.

    He took me to dinner at one of our spots last night. We had a great time, and he's been in a very affectionate,.sweet place. Five minutes after we parted, I got an "Already miss you" text. Today was his day off. He came over at 8 a.m. and we had some us time and cuddled in bed...
    Stalked9 Stalked9 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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