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I Am The Other Woman

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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 18 Responses Apr 18

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    I WAS the other woman.

    Not anymore. It feels so good to ignore the texts that say I miss you or I love you because I don't feel the same anymore. They keep coming, and I keep ignoring. I am now in another relationship where I am his one and only. No more doubts. No more questioning. No more sadness...
    lilly1988 lilly1988 26-30 9 Responses Feb 13

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    Im in that place tonight

    where im wondering whats happening in my life. I got to spend lunch with him today. In his arms talking, laughing, kissing. He missed me just as much as i missed him this weekend. But now its reality time, he's home, doing the family dinner, the movie the "how was your day", and...
    ariapg ariapg 26-30, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5541789 Thought

    this was a good read for us OW! This makes me want to cut all communications off with my MM!
    nolasanchez30 nolasanchez30 31-35, F 4 Responses 11 hrs 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 162 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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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 43 Responses Feb 24

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    prettygoddess prettygoddess 26-30, F 18 Responses 14 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 44 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    So tonight it hit me.

    I've spent months planning a future with my MM, I really thought we had something. But the more and more I think about our future in a technical standpoint, it just doesn't work. For one, finances aren't there. Two, he has a child, and I can't bare that he's going to lose...
    StuckInEternity StuckInEternity 18-21, F 3 Responses 16 hrs 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 47 Responses Feb 16

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    I am a married woman having an affair with a

    married man also. We been on& off for about 7 years now. Lately he has just got to controlling & expects for me too listen to him like if he where the one paying my bills. I am fed up with it is hard to let go .
    confused7years confused7years 31-35, F 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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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 21 Responses Jan 2

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    I know he's a būllshīter,

    I know he over exaggerates, I know he's manipulative because I can see it. When I call it out he fully admits it, he doesn't hide that he's so. I won't let it be anything more than friendly words anymore but I still feel it. Why do I love him? It boggles the mind that I do...
    LoveBytes LoveBytes 26-30, F 6 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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    Totally isn't about being the OW,

    but since I've already shared my story here, figured I could post... It's one of those days. My H is getting in my head. I know leaving him is best. He's been screwing with my head for years until a better part of me thought I was just crazy... So why am I feeling guilty...
    PrincessLG PrincessLG 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I lost my married man (mm) 2weeks ago.

    It was and is devastating. I felt like I was dying. He left me to go back to his wife 2 weeks before we moved in together. one day we were talking fine the next day our affair was public. He told his wife and then kicked me out of his life. He was cruel. I feel empty. I cried...
    rosylovecheeks rosylovecheeks 26-30 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    In the darkness of this night I am exhausted.

    Emotions ran high all day, I have given all that I can and have gotten nothing back to replenish me. So much to digest and ruminate over, my brain spins a thousand miles an hour, going everywhere and nowhere.. I reach out to you and for a brief time bask in the warmth of your...
    ElsieJay ElsieJay 41-45, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    My H is on midnights all week

    so he should be sleeping all day. I used to never talk to MM at home when his was sleeping but lately I've been getting comfy. Well I was busted on the patio on my cell and I seen him at the door and nervously said loudly into my phone "hi babe" ugh I never call him babe i was...
    ynoTme83 ynoTme83 26-30, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Just want to put this out there to all you

    other "other women" you keep me positive... You nail my feet to the ground... You make me smile ... You put my heart back in my chest ... Thank you and when I see you pouring your heart out I feel it... I hope all the best for everyone of you misunderstood beautiful women ... I...
    jupsta jupsta 36-40, F 8 Responses Jun 9

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    Please, do not stop posting.

    ... I may not be the best person to make this request because I have only participated on the forum for just a few months. But I am so glad I had a place to go. I can not begin to tell you how supportive you ladies have been during my time of heart aches, up swings, troubles...
    saiyagyrl saiyagyrl 36-40, F 4 Responses May 26

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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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    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 63 Responses May 8, 2013

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    Click click click click up the hill on the

    roller coaster!! That last downer was a doozy!! God, this is a wild ride. But right now...it's the only place I want to be! Roller coasters are NOT for the faint of heart!!! Mmmm. That man.
    neverendingmadness neverendingmadness 36-40, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Ladies! Wanna share tactics you used to not get

    caught? I have erased him completely but I wonder how OW do it! Share please your funny smart tactics!
    gweneth gweneth 36-40, F 1 Response 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 29 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    I am wondering what is the lomgest

    or average length of time for these types of rrlationships. Mine has been a year in june with plenty of ups and downs.
    sweetplumeria sweetplumeria 36-40 10 Responses 7 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 139 Responses Apr 9, 2012

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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 20 Responses May 6

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    ok so the whole world knows ke$ha likes beards

    lol..what's a sexy physical characteristic your man has that drives you crazy. mine? green eyes, black hair & facial stubble that re-appears like 12 hrs after he shaves. gotta love that 5 o'clock shadow - i LOVE masculine in a man!
    MillieJadexx MillieJadexx 36-40, F 17 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I wasn't sure if I should post this under "I am

    sensitive" or the OW forum. I don't know who would see it if it was under the sensitive one...and I feel like I'd like some input from you ladies. I am sensitive. Overly sensitive. It truly started when I was diagnosed with PMDD. So typically it's only a big problem for 1 week...
    CCBatman120 CCBatman120 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    So. Not really an OW thing.

    ... Except maybe for the reason I am having an affair in the first place. When your husband says 'are you TRYING to make me hit you'? That's cool, right? Wtf. Hate my life.
    neverendingmadness neverendingmadness 36-40, F 7 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Before you called, life was just OK.

    Ho-hum. But one call from you and suddenly my world felt light and bright. :) Since last night up to today, I am feeling high! And it feels so effortless. I was never THIS happy, by myself, even if I tried. And I wonder why? I am not sad...but also not feeling as high...
    MeAsAnon MeAsAnon 36-40, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    It was so funny today.

    So as everyone knows the other day my MM was playing with me and accidentally busted my lip. So a few times I was messing with him tapping him in the stomach. So today when I got to work he was washing his hands in the breakroom. I walked in and made a comment about how hot it...
    tc57 tc57 31-35, F 12 hrs ago

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    I just want to first thank all of you

    incredible ladies for the supportive words on my last post. It's nice to have the support, it helps me to not feel alone. I'm very tired today. I couldn't bare sleeping in my bed because it still smells like him, so I cried myself to sleep on my couch. Luckily he wasn't at...
    PrincessLolita PrincessLolita 26-30, F 11 Responses 16 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 40 Responses Apr 12, 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 31-35, M 14 Responses Apr 19

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    I pretty much have moved in.

    My house is just an expensive closet at this point. I only go there to grab clothes and mail. Sometimes I'll do laundry, only because my washer and dryer are much nicer than his. I haven't slept in my own bed in almost two weeks. He's on the family vacation this week. I used to...
    RedHotPepper RedHotPepper 26-30, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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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 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 17 Responses May 4

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    I was the other women

    for a year but now I am the wife. We will be celebrating our 3 year wedding anniversary soon. We were both married to other people when we met. We were both in bad marriages. We are both so much happier now. If anyone wants to hear my story I am happy to share.
    magic2929 magic2929 46-50, F 17 Responses Apr 29

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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 12 Responses Jun 2

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    So.. I guess I'm in a bad place tonight.

    . Does anyone else think.. Is this what I deserve? Is this it? Mx
    mellymoo6886 mellymoo6886 22-25, F 5 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    This Question is for Married men with OW: I am

    also married and My mm has told me several times in the past that i will be his wife one day while holding his hands to my head. Looked me right in the eyes. And has also said that he wants to have a child together. We have been seeing each other for about 9 months now and are...
    Amb505 Amb505 26-30, F 6 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Things I don't miss from my affair.

    .. 1. Waiting for my phone to ding 2. Lying to spouse about where I am going 3. Making sure I erase texts 4. Time 5. Mind control that the affair holds not mm 6. Questioning of myself and actions 7. Guilt not for the affair but for my husband and his wife 8. Time 9. The panic...
    ventingagain ventingagain 31-35, F 12 Responses Apr 27

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    Still can't bare to sleep in my bed.

    .....woke up exhausted with a sore back. Just keep saying to myself I won't cry at work, I won't cry at work, I won't cry at work. Seriously dreading this......
    PrincessLolita PrincessLolita 26-30, F 6 Responses 1 hr ago

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    jupsta jupsta 36-40, F 5 Responses 14 hrs ago

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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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    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 36 Responses Jul 6, 2008

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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 65 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    I'm beginning to see that

    if a woman sleeps with a married man and it happens over a period of time and he tries to end it he will always try and come back. He's having his cake it eating it too. The other woman will have to be the one to end it. Now yes I do know some situations are different but in...
    tc57 tc57 31-35, F 1 Response 32 mins ago

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    I'm sorry but I don't care

    who this might **** off or annoy. I'm already getting hate mail and we've been harassed all weekend. There are many positive's and negatives about any relationship. We all know the negatives but hopefully just to **** a few people off, I'd like to tell everyone the positives...
    sweetmae79 sweetmae79 31-35, F 15 Responses Apr 20

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    So not exactly about being the other woman.

    .....but I'd like some lady opinions. I should say first that I have talked to my dr and we are doing tests.....but I want to know if it's ever happened to anyone else. So....mm is much larger then any other guy I've been with. The first time hurt and I actually bled a lot...
    PrincessLolita PrincessLolita 26-30, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Our relationship has always been good.

    (other than not having enough time) But it is getting emotionally deeper. It scares the heck out of me. First he is having a major surgery next monday. I wont even be able to find out how he is or when I will be able to speak with him. Second, he is going on working...
    blue963 blue963 46-50, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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