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I Am The Other Woman

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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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    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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    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...
    lyrics101 lyrics101 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 6

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    Tgif I cannot wait for this weekend to be over

    this anxiety is gna kill me..... Anyone else gna be missing their man bc u don't get to see them. Over long holiday weekends
    ap05 ap05 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hello ladies I need help.

    I am married and have been seeing a guy for almost 2 years that has a girlfriend. Now I just found out that they got engaged 4 months ago. He never told me. I haven't told him I know. I need some advice as to how to handle it. Part of me just wants to go no contact and not say...
    beckyls beckyls 46-50, F 7 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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    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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    If anything will ever get to me it will be my

    conflicted feelings. I have a husband who I can honestly say is my best friend. Many of you know our circumstances and what he encouraged me to do to be happy. Eventually I met someone who now makes me wonder what life would be like had I met him 20 years ago. I'm pretty damn...
    Serendipitous1 Serendipitous1 36-40, F 9 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Nothing much ... I'm just tired .

    .. So tired . It's not his problem . It's mine . I can not decide to stay away or keep him . There is no way for us to be together . We both have family and don't want to loose it . He keep saying we are soul mates for life that we will be together forever . It's BS... How can we...
    lostintransaction lostintransaction 31-35, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    not sure how this got on the group list,

    but i am the younger sister :/
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I broke. I contacted ex-MM this morning.

    I don't even know why I did it. I'm still every bit as adamant about not going back down that road; I guess I just wanted to know I still could. And it turns out, I can. I knew that...kind of. Without he's been going through the same emotional repair that I have, I didn't...
    ashadams244 ashadams244 26-30, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm happy. Today is a glorious day.

    The Journey continues!
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 2 hrs 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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    I'M Emotionally Tired of it.

    few weeks ago mm went trough my phone and found messages i exchanged with my friends, he got mad and humiliated me in front if his best friend. Anyway we talked about it, and everything was fine ,i decided to cut ties with the guy i was texting (nothing but a friend ).because i...
    myrtle67 myrtle67 26-30, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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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    He asked, why I didn't get into an affair

    while I was married, and in a terribly intimacy-less situation. I was already going through the stress of a bad marriage and din't want to add to it with an affair. Then he said something very interesting. He said - 'It's not stress, it's the solution.' No, it's not, an...
    coolvolatile coolvolatile 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    When all the mad just turns to sad .

    ... Knowing its for the best doesn't help the right now... Doesn't stop my chest from tightening and tears from streaming down my face when constant thoughts pop up... Four years I hold so many happy memories, will remembering them ever not make me burn with a missing so intense...
    elizabethmariejazz elizabethmariejazz 36-40, F 3 Responses 19 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 80 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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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 18 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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    NO LONGER THE OTHER WOMAN!

    !! I am now the only woman :) it has been officially ended this morning, he was straight on the phone to me who was awesome at playing it cool despite up all night worrying! He was going to come over but we both decided against it as he needs time to recover maybe. He has gone...
    foreverWantingMore foreverWantingMore 31-35, F 12 Responses Mar 21

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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

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    So as another long weekend approaches

    so to does the anxiety and loneliness..... He said he hopes by the end of this yr he can find a place to rent.... I just doubt it... He hopes to be divorced this yr.... I doubt it.... I'm. In a weird mood and I've been really upset and depressed today and my Dr today put me back...
    ap05 ap05 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    So here I go again starting NC with exMM.

    Today is day one. He msg a few times this morning to meet today. I ignored. He just started msg again stupid questions that he could totally Google to find out. This is him tho. I know every single tactic he will try to use to suck me back in. I don't want back in. I saw a quote...
    Lust2much Lust2much 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day 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 53 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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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

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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 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 161 Responses Apr 9, 2012

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    I honestly don't know how things got

    so complicated. I have been with my MM for 8 years. He is my h.s. sweetheart and my first love, which makes things even harder. I knew exactly what I was getting myself into, or so I thought. I thought we both could handle it, but I was wrong. Of course, I fell in love with him...
    DeniseMarie72 DeniseMarie72 41-45, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Ladies do you think your mm has told anyone

    about you?? If he has admitted to confiding in a friend do you think that he's told multiple friends?? My mm has admitted to telling a couple of people but he promises that he never disclosed who I am. I just wonder if he's told more than what he admits. I've wondered if he's...
    Janna78 Janna78 46-50, F 11 Responses 1 day ago

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    Update He is still upset with her

    for not wanting him to train, and in his mind killing his dream. He does seem to be coming out of the dark funk that he went into. I am still working in him to keep his bike. Not there yet but I see a light. I want to say " if you really want to **** her off sell it and buy an...
    iunderstand1234 iunderstand1234 51-55, F 6 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I officially work at mktg firm!

    Passed my 2nd interview. My team loves me and my trainer! They took me out to lunch and just went over about everything that that company do and what they expect. My trainer is most definitely attracted me and wants to know more about, lol. He even called me after my interview...
    newgurlxo newgurlxo 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day 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 49 Responses Feb 16, 2014

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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 32 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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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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    Things have gotten chaotic in his world now.

    This is his journey. Have to keep reminding myself of that.
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Ugh!!!! So MM has been staying with me a lot

    lately, after a convo they had about separating abs divorce. He slept over last night, and ended up calling in this morning because he was going to be really late anyway. I went to work. He went on my iPad and read through all my emails with a friend I met in this forum that's...
    4myhappy 4myhappy 31-35, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Stuck in limbo. Not sure

    if MM is Ex MM or not. Not sure if it's lies when he tells me his phone is broken. All I know is how hard it is to see him every day and not be able to find out!
    Twighlightsparkle Twighlightsparkle 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Is anyone having trouble signing in on their

    computer or is it only me. I can read but not post anything
    blue963 blue963 51-55, F 1 day ago

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    To make you feel loveable you traded legitimate

    needs for an idealised self-image, self-exonerated and demanded I buy the story. I pointed out your mixed motives. Your unacknowledged needs leaked into a shadow side, tired of putting others first. And each time the needy eruption came, there followed the self-loathing of...
    JosephinaBallerina JosephinaBallerina 31-35, F 8 Responses 1 day 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 41-45, F 75 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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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 19 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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    I am obsessed with these lyrics.

    ....after our night together we vowed that when the time inevitably comes for our journey together to end there will be only happy tears and no regrets..... Taylor Swift - Wildest Dreams Red Lips are my signature.....💋 http://youtu.be/IdneKLhsWOQ
    SunshineGrey78 SunshineGrey78 36-40, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Anyone who knows my story .

    .. Can you believe we had ANOTHER dday?? We broke up (after four years) about a month ago but after a short NC just days, we still communicate almost daily as "friends" and have slept together about once a week. It's been rough and even though I don't want him "back" (he will...
    elizabethmariejazz elizabethmariejazz 36-40, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    OH. MY. GOD. It's final,

    he's single, and as of 9:37am today I am no longer the OW!!!
    Shardsofsorrow Shardsofsorrow 31-35, F 75 Responses Jul 29

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    I know I shouldn't do this but.

    ... Are you proud? Are you happy cuz you are the other woman??
    Healinghate Healinghate 18-21, M 2 Responses