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I Am The Other Woman

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    I am wondering why they feel they can treat you

    like a convenience and you will always be there. But believe it or not there are limits and they have been reached.
    blue963 blue963 51-55, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am letting myself graduate from 'I am the

    other woman' to 'I was the other woman'. Here is the speech/letter I have made in my head: I have to say goodbye. I have to let you go. I'm not sure if we came into each other's lives because we were supposed to be together and it was just bad timing or if it was just to teach...
    stella517 stella517 26-30, F 4 Responses 9 hrs 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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    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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    Not very long ago, I just got home from

    spending the day with my MM. This makes the 3rd day spent with him since 7 days ago. Tomorrow I have a dentist's appointment in the town he lives in and we are going to maybe meet up at one of his rental properties for some intimate time together. Even if this comes all crashing...
    ArlingtonRose ArlingtonRose 36-40, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    So I did it, I got married!

    It's been a little over a week and I never knew I could love in such a way. I am so utterly in love with my husband. Everyday spent on our honeymoon was magic. Now we're home, back to real life. I saw MM at work today. I promised myself I wouldn't go back there; not now, not...
    Tiffanyportelli Tiffanyportelli 22-25, F 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Trying to navigate a relationship with a man

    who is an emotional blackmailer, even for the sake of a future relationship for him with the kids, is killing me.. Yes I'm talking about the ex. Everything I try to do to be nice, to keep things friendly, he takes as a sign I want to be back with him, but then nothing I do is...
    ElsieJay ElsieJay 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 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 26-30 206 Responses Jul 28, 2008

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    Morning ladies! I wanted to give you an update.

    Hopefully my updates give those of you going through NC/breakup hope and strength. Day 13 and everyday just gets easier. I got rid of all of him, blocked his number, threw out his cards, erased his photos and in turn....he is fading away. I was laying in bed last night...
    MadameMirage MadameMirage 36-40, F 12 Responses 19 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...
    lyrics101 lyrics101 41-45, F 14 Responses Feb 6

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    It's awesome now being able marry now

    if I'd love it for there to be an option. Finally it's legal. But still enjoy my freedom.
    ForbiddenFruitLove95 ForbiddenFruitLove95 18-21, F 17 hrs 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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    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 pull away and he starts chasing.

    It never fails. Sigh.
    DarlingEll DarlingEll 26-30, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I can never repay him

    for all that he does for me. He came and saved me once again yesterday. My car had a flat and two jacks broke and the car ended up on the ground twice. He came and helped my son get it back up so that he could put the new tire on. It took all of us about an hour because of where...
    independentandstubborn independentandstubborn 51-55, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just got accused of enabling a woman here

    because I support her decision to stay with her married man. And I said it in that thread but I also want to say it here as well... Oh ffs.. I am not enabling her.. I am supporting her in her decision. If you look around, I also support other woman who choose to leave their...
    Kokopuffy Kokopuffy 51-55, F 15 Responses May 4, 2014

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    I hate this feeling the waiting

    for the next email the short emails he sends after his birthday- the feeling of being okay without him until he decides to be short in his responses. I fell like I've gotten really good at guarding my heart the last few years and I'm so used to this feeling by I need help. I...
    Readytomoveon2015 Readytomoveon2015 31-35, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    We should feel shem telling each other "i love

    you", in fact we don't. We just hate each other and keep hurting.we r not in love relation , but in war ,we r just like an enemy. Giving pains each other time to time. Are you Feeling satisfied when u c me keep saying sorry, and giving me hard time? That what you call ur...
    angelamaxy angelamaxy 22-25 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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    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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    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 talked to him on the phone tonight,

    he got off work at 12:30 am and phoned me. I am currently at my parents for a few days, spending Canada Day with some family, so he calls. We were talking about all the stuff we normally talk about, and then we were talking about my music and he said "you know what I would like...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F 44 mins ago

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    My day with MM yesterday was pure bliss.

    I am spending the day with him tomorrow as well. I am enjoying all of this, soaking it up for whatever it's worth. Even if all of this tanks and burns, I am confident about 2 things. The first is that there is probably a pretty high chance that I will never experience this type...
    ArlingtonRose ArlingtonRose 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I had a wonderful day with exMM

    now to be referred to as MM1. We spent 4 hours together just catching up on our lives. He's trying really hard. I see the changes. He was always so selfish with everything before. So different. We are having much better sex then before. We went out for dinner. It was nice. I'm...
    Lust2much Lust2much 31-35, F 3 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 27 Responses May 6, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 51 Responses Feb 16, 2014

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    Well, I'm not shocked.

    More resolved. I broke NC in less than 24 hours. He got the message and stayed away to "respect my wishes" then when I crack and call him he says I dumped him. So for someone who's never had an affair, he knows what no contact means. Is this all a game for married men. No matter...
    2loveornot2love 2loveornot2love 46-50, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Well, I'm still having a tough time with MM.

    But just about hanging in there. We ended things 3 times between us but have found it impossible to fully let go and broke NC almost immediately. So we are chatting, intermittently, with no idea whether things will continue or fade away. Or whether or not we'll manage to meet...
    daisyblue222 daisyblue222 41-45, F 5 Responses 2 days 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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    This is probably going to sound childish,

    but I am hoping that somebody else has been there before. I have seeing my MM for 2 years, and he has always liked posts or pictures that I have put on Facebook. Over the last month, he just stopped liking anything at all on my page. We have a few male friends in common and I...
    solost17 solost17 41-45, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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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 15 Responses Mar 21

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    I do not understand why he is the only man I

    feel interested in. There are so many other good men, single men out there. He stays on my mind 24/7. How did this start! Ugh! How do I let it go? This feeling is the same feeling I had the last time I was in love. Am I in love? How do you know when you're in love and not in...
    Aimee3 Aimee3 26-30, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Company and friendship We all have our circle

    of friends in life. We get let down by friends who we rely on. We misjudge people based on our own expectations . I'm sick to death of meeting false people. Why the **** do some tell you something that's crap. I was told a while ago now, that if you can count your true friends...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 1 day ago

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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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    Ahhhmazing weekend with him.

    .....One of his kids was out of town for an activity, other wanted to stay with gma so that gave the two of us last night together. We went out to eat at the restaurant where my son works and had steak dinners. After was a wonderful night at his house where I stayed. This...
    hischelsea hischelsea 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 day 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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    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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    We all want our relationship to be the one

    that's different from all the others we read about. After reading something heartbreaking, I would think, "yes, but we are different, he's different. We will be the success." I'm here, heartbroken without a shred of evidence that we were different. I have chat logs, pics...
    serendipity65 serendipity65 41-45, F 14 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Patience. That's what I've developed over this

    last year. Patience with my overall healing, patience with myself, patience with my journey, and patience with my MM as he navigates his situation and makes attempts at getting out. I thought for a while that I would never be able to find anything strength based about this...
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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...
    Faerylightonleave Faerylightonleave 41-45, F 19 Responses Jun 21

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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 29 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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