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I Am The Other Woman

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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 3 Responses 19 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 170 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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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 4 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I am the other woman

    and really I ask many of you OW....is it all worth it....my situation is different than many....I am the reverse....my MM wants to get married...buy a house...totally in love with me....leaving his wife....the list goes on...usually its us woman that are hanging by the string...
    excessbaggage excessbaggage 41-45, F 7 Responses 1 hr ago

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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 15 Responses 21 hrs ago

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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 13 hrs ago

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    It happened. The fight they had last night was

    her trying to suddenly re-engage. She said she made a counseling appointment for 8:45 am today. He said he wasn't going to go. Remember, she hasn't been in 5 weeks. The argument continued. She said that she thought everything was going great. (Old patterns for them). He told...
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 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 1 day ago

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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 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    At this point I think our wedding might be

    postponed !!!!!!!Reason ....seems my due date is 13 days after our wedding date !! lol...OH MY GOD ! We are over the flipping moon, just alittle bit worried about everyone thinking we are only getting married because 'he knocked me up' since no one knows we have been...
    gigglelicious gigglelicious 36-40, F 8 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I have to share this.

    Things are not going well in his house tonight. Trying to carry on a normal text conversation with him and he's distant. "Sorry. I'm over here fighting. I know you feel it." I'm smiling- not because they are fighting but because I don't have an H to fight with anymore. In...
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 6 Responses 16 hrs 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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    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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    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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    Dear S., You don't know me,

    but I had an affair with your husband for two years. It started when you were living apart because you didn't like the city he was transferred to, and continued briefly after you all relocated to a third city and moved back in together. Before me, he cheated on you with lots of...
    inaraserra inaraserra 31-35, F 5 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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    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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    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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    I ended things with mm this morning.

    It was kind of a sudden decision but I think it was the right one for right now. I care for him deeply but I just can't do it right now. Between my family, school and now both of my vehicles have died, I just have too much going on. I don't have time to worry about or put work...
    RedSheep2 RedSheep2 26-30, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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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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    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 3 Responses 23 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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    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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    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 4 Responses 15 hrs 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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    It's been a long time

    since I posted here. Last time I did, my affair ended and I was struggling with feeling inadequate compared to his wife. Four months after things ended, I got a letter in the mail from him saying that he had an accident and it made him reevaluate everything. It led to us...
    inaraserra inaraserra 31-35, F 5 Responses 1 day 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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    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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    MM2 phoned me last night.

    We were able to talk for quite a long time about everything that's been going on. He said he did msg me on Thursday and can even show me. I guess it just didn't come thru to me. We spoke a lot about him. He's very overwhelmed with his life right now. As I've said before he...
    Lust2much Lust2much 31-35, F 4 Responses 8 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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    What a ride ....I love it ,

    hate it, happy ,sad,clear,confused...I been feeling real happy about our relationship its taking a turn in the right direction.It makes me so sad when i look at other women post.About how it over and they feel great about it,It confuses me ,We should know what we are getting into...
    peachy115 peachy115 51-55, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I am in a different space,

    remiss of last April when he officially separated from his W. His attitude is very similar to what it was then. The attention. The looks. The future planning. The conversations. His ability to sit with me in some really deep places of pain. I have told him several times now...
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    MadameMirage MadameMirage 36-40, F 5 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I pull away and he starts chasing.

    It never fails. Sigh.
    DarlingEll DarlingEll 26-30, 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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    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 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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    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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    Do you girls keep your text messages with your

    MM? I delete them off my phone but keep them in a hidden file on my computer to reminisce... Would it be extremely weird if he knew I did this? I think it's a good reminder of the good times we've had together.
    hiddennlove hiddennlove 18-21, F 12 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 5 Responses 22 hrs 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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    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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    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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    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 2 days ago

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    Im sitting here thinking about the day you

    won't want me anymore and it made me feel sad. However, I soon realized that although it may happen one day I shouldn't worry about it. You see, I'm more than just a pretty face, I have tons to offer someone despite settling to be your secret, which you only talk about when you...
    AmazinglyBootyful AmazinglyBootyful 31-35, F 4 Responses 9 hrs 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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