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I Am The Other Woman

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    I am not the OW, but I'm

    so proud of you ladies. You go through hell and back for these men. You love, comfort, support, and love these men. I do not know how you do it. I read your stories and I'm in awe....sheer breathtaking, gutwrenching, heartbreaking, overwhelming, love-infused awe of you all...
    soldiergirl2 soldiergirl2 41-45, F 11 Responses Apr 6

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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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    Hello Ladies My first time here ,

    been looking for this kind of chat room . I feel like I am gonna lose my mind . I needed to talk to someone who has walked my shoes .. Well here it goes . When I first saw him a year ago I felt like I have met my kind of man both physically and mentally . We almost think alike...
    BluePearl64 BluePearl64 31-35, F 5 Responses 5 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'm so so dumb and weak!

    I emailed him early this morning when I had just ended it with him yesterday. Why did I do such an idiotic thing? Why do I think it's like leaning a door open. He is no good for me, I shouldn't want him back. I chose to end it. Yes, I have ended it hundreds of times only to...
    New2ThisToo New2ThisToo 36-40, F 11 Responses 1 day ago

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    Okay. Wonderful weekend

    for us. Thank you American for giving us an extra day. My new favorite airlines. I picked him Saturday morning at the airport, since I drove to the convention, no point in him getting a rental and using up that extra time. I will report that the 5 month separation made us...
    whynot13 whynot13 46-50, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    "I beg you, to have patience with everything

    unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to...
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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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 14 Responses Apr 19

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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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    For whatever reason it may be,

    I am lying here wondering tonight what his life must be like with his wife now that I am gone. She knows about our 4 year affair. She knows intimate details.. Nearly all of them. She knew 2 years in and kept finding out more and more and more information. I spoke with her myself...
    lyrics101 lyrics101 41-45, F 8 Responses 12 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 23 Responses Mar 22

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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 41 Responses Jul 6, 2008

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    I'm NOT the other woman (it's been 10+ years)

    but I like to post on this forum. Has anyone kept in touch with their former partner after MANY years & the connection is still there? We will NEVER see each other again but the love will always be there. We talk on the phone & email but that's as far as it will EVER go. He...
    DreamGolfer DreamGolfer 46-50, F 4 Responses 1 hr 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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    An email from him. This isn't a game?

    Come on. Again I don't doubt he cares and may love but he won't leave her. "i've had a ton of sentences and thoughts floating through my head this morning. i'm nervous to even write you right now for fear of waking you, but i'm going to send it anyway. i have this to say...
    New2ThisToo New2ThisToo 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 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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    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 14 Responses Mar 21

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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 28 Responses May 6, 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 71 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    Great question for you.

    You've been married for what, 7 years? And you have been with me for 5 of those years, right? Sure you love her. Yea that's long lasting. Keep using the kids as an excuse and to keep busy because you obviously don't have a relationship with your wife if you needed me in your...
    New2ThisToo New2ThisToo 36-40, F 7 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    So my guy and I have a wonderful relationship.

    We see each other most days (skip some Saturdays) several times a day. He is generous, kind, thoughtful, never late. I'm always able to contact him. But yesterday we had a dip. I got scared about what the future would hold. He has told me later that it felt like I was dragging...
    iunderstand1234 iunderstand1234 51-55, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I guess I will get some heat on this one.

    ..but I am a big girl.....here it goes So many people on here to give advice and suggest that the man will "never" leave his wife...and us woman fall so deep in love with our MM that we can't see the light of day....NOT TRUE...def not true in all affairs.... I am married (not...
    excessbaggage excessbaggage 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 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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    Today I wish there was a remove button

    for comments on my posts and a remove button for stupid. Thanks to the Ladies who really are authentic on here. There's not many, but you know who you are.
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 9 Responses 1 day 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 154 Responses Apr 9, 2012

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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 28 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    Take your weapons . Lust

    or love. If only I could have both . Because they both have the ability to alter our rational thinking . We sit at home and make a decision about how the evening is going to play out . Then as the evening rolls on , we do a massive turn around . I know speaking for myself, I...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    The ups and the downs.

    He has those. Counseling today. Tip toes around his conversation about her- he says he and his counselor talked about how he's angry at and with her- he leaves it there. Partially for my own protection. He omits details. I am the one encouraging him to attend counseling so he...
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    Hello all - How do you create a "Private Group

    Post" - Is that even possible? New Trolls appearing from the moss .....
    kitty1958 kitty1958 56-60, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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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 91 Responses Feb 19, 2011

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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 79 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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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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    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 168 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    Tough week. MM started a new job

    and everything changed yet again. He is too busy to chat with me during the day now. And too exhausted in the evenings. I know it is temporary and will pass. We've been through many life changes together. And I'm busy too, working full-time, being a mom... Just that he's my...
    daisyblue222 daisyblue222 41-45, F 5 Responses 12 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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    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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    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 19 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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    Not good today, trying to dig deep.

    I'm trying so hard to stay away from him and end this. He makes it easy for me because he vanishes for so long. But when he turns up its a totally different story. Last time wanted to know if I had a man. Well no but I dont see at this point what it matters to him. Except for my...
    ayliffe ayliffe 41-45, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    It makes my heartache

    when there's "stuff" going on in his life that I cannot help him overcome. Thankful he chooses to talk to me through his rough times. He's my best friend.
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 7 hrs ago

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    The ahole responded to my email to blame me

    for ruining everything. For doing it on his birthday how I completely offended him and he didn't lie to me. He continues to tell me he is done. HE IS DONE. That I hurt him! And to not come back because he doesn't want to speak to me again. Then he closes it with a leave me and...
    New2ThisToo New2ThisToo 36-40, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Post to wives to I AM NOT THE OTHER WOMAN.

    (NOWs). Please come to "I am not the other woman" group. In one day I've had alot of support messages and people posting who haven't been cheated on but want to support. Be here if you must but at least come visit the NOW group and post how you feel and how your healing and...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    For people looking for a private group,

    I think you can only achieve that on Facebook. It's a place where nobody can ever disagree with you.
    peteristheman peteristheman 31-35, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I was reading someone's post

    and an OW made a comment of talking on the phone or meeting other OW's..... Does this happen a lot? Are many of you friends beyond EP. I'm just curious!
    Lilypad718 Lilypad718 31-35, F 9 Responses 1 day 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 26 Responses 6 days ago

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    MM started my day off with two songs he sent.

    I'll post the link for one. It's beautiful. Good day with H today. He set up his anger management assessment today. Ex MM called today. Wanted to get together. I said I was busy. He msg for a bit then I left the convo. Here's the song: http://youtu.be/bGZHaLc0AtM
    Lust2much Lust2much 31-35, F 1 Response 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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