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I Am The Other Woman

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    ...how long do I keep this application

    and continue posting in this forum?
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 10 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I agreed to being "FWB" with my MM,

    meaning we agreed not to take this too seriously or expect too much. I've mostly been able to control my emotions since I went into this with that expectation. But lately he calls or texts me nearly every day, and he tells me he misses me when he's away. We no longer save...
    ashadams244 ashadams244 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    What makes all you other OW

    so sure that your MM is going to leave his W for you? When I am with MM, he makes me feel like the most wanted woman on earth, but I am constantly reminded that his W probably thought and felt the same about the man she married. And obviously he's still with her, so why would...
    ashadams244 ashadams244 26-30, F 9 mins 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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    "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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    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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    I'm about to break down

    and contact him......I'm really about to break. I'm losing it right now. Oh god help me smh
    plusisamust plusisamust 26-30, F 8 Responses 20 hrs ago

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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...
    b4realz b4realz 26-30, F 151 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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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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    Ugh. You know how we all dread

    that phone call or text... . "I'm at the hospital. I had an accident." . Had a super crazy day yesterday. At around 10:30 heard fr MM that he was in hospital. He was cleaning out gutters and was just finishing when he slipped and fell 10 feet. . He's okay. Headed off to surgery...
    TrulyMadlyDeeply38 TrulyMadlyDeeply38 41-45, F 5 Responses 6 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 12 Responses Mar 21

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    Kind of got a big head now.

    I have 2 of my bosses wanting and neither one has a clue about the other. While I'm not messing around with either one the thrill of the chase is overwhelming. Yes they both are married.
    devin456 devin456 41-45, F 5 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Been wondering about something.

    What are the signs when OM wants to stop the affair, I'm not sure about mine. He is constantly blowing hot and cold for the past few months, I haven't seen him since early April. He is going through a lot of stuff , job and city change. He is consistent about texting, but...
    Jazz045 Jazz045 36-40, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    MM and I had such a good night Friday.

    He came to see me at work and we wound up having sex in my office (oops). It was pretty intense...He was soaked in sweat when we got done and kept saying how it was the best he'd ever had. Afterward, we wound up staying there talking all night. I felt so good about it. Then...
    ashadams244 ashadams244 26-30, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Things have been awesome with my guy

    since he has been back from vacation. Though I've never believed that absence makes the heart grow fonder, maybe it has. Today I was in a smaller local-ish race. (I'm a triathlete and focus on international events that are longer than today's.) So he arrived at my house at 5am...
    iunderstand1234 iunderstand1234 51-55, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    An update to my story

    and this may be the final update on our story. This is a long one.. I met my AP last night. It was confirmed that he's leaving our relationship to find him. He's realized that in all of his relationships he's always been what the other person has wanted him to be and that he...
    Melnmoose Melnmoose 36-40, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    He's coming over today with the baby.

    We had a good talk. I'm still feeling cautious about the "relationship" though... I'm slowly getting more comfortable but it's proving to be a hard balance. I mean, what does one do when they've had their heart ripped out and then pieced back together? Sigh...
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 2 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 22 Responses Mar 22

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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 160 Responses Apr 9, 2012

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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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    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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    Today? Perfect. So. Much.

    Fun. So. Much. Joy. He and I... We are beautiful...
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Head's Up: This is a Rant.

    Things I can't tell him I am writing here. Judgement givers stay away. I'll start from the beginning. You said you understood. Did you? You must be fooling yourself. If you understood, there would be no fight for an overnight trip. You'd understand that when I have to put a...
    coolvolatile coolvolatile 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Ladies, I just spent some time reading through

    all your posts and I must say, I look at myself and wonder why I am here. I read what a lot of you put up with and am amazes at how you hang in there. I am ashamed to think I felt sorry enough for myself to need to get help. When I compare my mm and how he handles me and our...
    justlovedhim justlovedhim 36-40, 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 51 Responses Feb 16, 2014

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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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    I've walked away, finally dawned on me its over

    and I just need to accept it instead of clinging on and making excuses for it all. Realisation hit when I was laid in bed with him Friday night, I was suppose to be going home but he said I could say if wanted. Of course I wanted to stay! But I wouldn't let him know how much...
    Prettybutterfly88 Prettybutterfly88 26-30, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Isn't it strange how we fall head over heals in

    love with either someone else's husband, or in my case , wife. I think I'm bloody lucky. So okay, I do sometimes get a second look, a smile , a quick look up and down. Mind you, I do the same . It's just how I am. How does the saying go " forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest . I...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Trapped. Something I never imagined myself

    feeling. I'm an adult. I have the freedom to do as I please but today it really hit me hard that I can't go anywhere. I am stuck. Not just stuck, I am sinking. My husband is a sinking ship and he's taking me down with him. I sat down and had a serious talk with my sister. She...
    RedSheep2 RedSheep2 26-30, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    Well ladies I slipped

    and bumped my fuckingg head. I'm up at 4 in the morning sending "him" an edible arrangement gift...... I hope his "wife" doesn't see or hear about this
    plusisamust plusisamust 26-30, F 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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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 17 Responses Mar 25

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    Question for you all.

    ....if you suspected that your MM's wife may also be having an affair, would you say something to him or would you just sit back, mind your own business and let it unfold one way or the other?
    thelionsden13 thelionsden13 41-45, F 9 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 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 29 Responses May 6, 2014

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    When will this end or progress?

    That stagnant unprogressive state.
    Sarahneeds Sarahneeds 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day 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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    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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    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 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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    Please read... any advice?

    MM and I had some kind of a fight tonight... or I think that's how he saw it. Then smack in the middle of it, he just stopped replying. I hate it when he does that. Makes me feel like he doesn't care about me or my feelings at all. It started when I asked if he wanted to play...
    ladyquaintrelle ladyquaintrelle 22-25, F 7 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Good Morning Ladies how everyone had great

    night. So do you have any shows or on Netflix like I love watch with with lover NCIS, and L Word and original Shows on Netflix.
    ForbiddenFruitLove95 ForbiddenFruitLove95 18-21, F 1 Response 8 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 31 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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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 78 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    Is it true men are real simple?

    If they stop texting and calling it is because they are not interested period? Just saw "He's not that into you". I am such a mess I just left the roller coster relationship I had and keep overthinking everything I am going crazy. Trolls I am in hell already don't rub it in...
    liberty2014 liberty2014 36-40, F 7 Responses 18 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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