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I Am The Other Woman

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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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    OH. MY. GOD. It's final,

    he's single, and as of 9:37am today I am no longer the OW!!!
    Shardsofsorrow Shardsofsorrow 31-35, F 77 Responses Jul 29

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    Well, I just booked my flights to go

    and see MM, for the first time in 5 months! We will get 2 evenings and a whole day. And he will come to me to visit in Oct. It's been a really tough time and we almost didn't survive, but now we have this to look forward to. Just 2 weeks to go... :-)
    daisyblue222 daisyblue222 41-45, F 6 Responses 22 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 16 Responses Feb 6

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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 19 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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    I think my ex MW expected a tearful

    and happy hello from me last night. I can't be fake and I'm not gona be either. I've pushed my feelings aside for way to long as if my feelings in this don't matter.....hey you know what?! **** THAT! I don't know what's changed in me since nearly 3 weeks of no contact.....but I...
    Imouttie1 Imouttie1 31-35, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    I don't come on this forum to argue with women

    on here, let alone this site. We are here to share our experiences with each other, relate to them, give and get advice, and to get support. Because most of us women don't really have anyone to talk to regarding this situation. So, it really bothers me that women on this to...
    newgurlxo newgurlxo 18-21, F 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 29 Responses May 6, 2014

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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 would love to send this to ex-MM

    because it sums up my feelings so perfectly. But of course I won't.
    ArlingtonRose ArlingtonRose 36-40, F 2 Responses 14 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 22 Responses Mar 22

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    What a day mm and I both still have our jobs

    and are thankful.... All together 8 managers fired about 25-30 reps gone.... It was really scary today I've never seen anything like this before... When he and I went to lunch it was like u could cut the tension with a knife everyone was on edge.... He was afraid for his job and...
    ap05 ap05 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My friend asked me about ex MM today.

    She wondered if he's tried to contact me. The first thing out of my mouth was 'nope and I don't want him to'!! I really truly meant it.
    Freedomnow01 Freedomnow01 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day 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 16 Responses Mar 25

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    This is truly what I want one day.

    What I need. I sent it to MM as well. He agreed that it is the hardest part of our relationship, but frankly it is also what will kill it because one can't be in the shadows forever. Hugs my friends. Just thought it was beautiful
    iunderstand1234 iunderstand1234 51-55, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    he thinks its okay to just talk.

    remain friends. says he understands why I left. needs me in his life... not sure this is a good thing. thankfully he leaves soon for school. 8 weeks of no potential suprise visits. I don't want to have to block him...seems so juvenile. it makes me feel weak, confused and...
    infinitymdc79 infinitymdc79 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day 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 32 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    Well, I talked to my MM about our relationship

    and I told him that if he didn't make more of an effort to see me I was out of this relationship. Well he took it as a breakup and he went into a depression posting all kinds of sad things. We still texted and he seemed so so sad. Then he tells me that he was going to kill...
    4bdnluv 4bdnluv 31-35, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    My mother has been a cheater,

    and a mistress to the same man for 9 years now. I resent her so much for it, due to the fact that my father has been so heart broken and loves her so much, he hasn't left. I am 18 years old now. I have been " the other woman" for technically 3 years now. Although I feel as...
    amariss13 amariss13 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have a question....

    . How do I not get so defensive about the Indesgreshions I did against him..... He said let me go through my fazes with it but he's always doing digs at me and it's not healthy.... I said if u want to talk about it in a healthy convo until we are blue in the face I'm all ears but...
    ap05 ap05 26-30, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    So I have been the other woman now

    for 5 months. I am also in a LTR for over 10 years with kids. Not completely sure what the hell I'm doing. I have met someone that fulfills so many things I'm missing or that I never knew I could feel that way again. I went and met him today. It was amazing to get to see him...
    Sunkitten Sunkitten 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well it's official...

    I accepted the job. Too decent to refuse and it makes so much more sense for single me and my kids. . . . I am devestated.
    ElsieJay ElsieJay 41-45, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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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 48 Responses Nov 6, 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 95 Responses Feb 19, 2011

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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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    Drinking alone sucks .

    ...but sending pics to MM is priceless ..Sundayyyyyyy where are you !!!
    peachy115 peachy115 51-55, F 2 Responses 9 hrs 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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    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...
    Faerylight Faerylight 41-45, F 19 Responses Jun 21

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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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    So off topic... Yest at my work they fired 3

    managers and supposedly they are going to fire the reps today.... A bit nerve raking going into work AND on top of that I have an interview today too.... I cried a little when one of the managers left bc I really really liked him and enjoyed him. Just a down to earth really...
    ap05 ap05 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 deleted my account

    and started over. So let me retype my story. Some of you already know me- from all the advice and words of encouragement that I constantly dispense, but I guess I should post a story for any of my reader fans to refer to. Why the heck am I giving advice? Here's why... I am not...
    tinyivory tinyivory 36-40, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I cant do this anymore,

    its too hard and hurts too much. How can one man cause so much pain and so much self loathing! I hate him for the way he's making me feel but I miss him. I cant stop the tears today, I just want it all to just go away.
    Prettybutterfly88 Prettybutterfly88 26-30, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm done with men. MM is being

    so strange. Can't stand my exH. I don't want to talk or interact with either of them at all. I'm done.
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Spent the evening with girlfriends.

    Heard from him off & on via text. The feeling was remiss- except this time I was able to talk about him in a positive light. These friends saw me so broken nearly a year ago when he broke up with me. They aren't sure what to think this go... Also, he & I chatted briefly about...
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    Not in a very good place tonight

    and pushed and pushed to the end. Maybe i should just go to sleep and try to avoid it all.
    blue963 blue963 51-55, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    When someone you love,

    supports you, you feel like you can accomplish anything and you have the courage to tackle everything! Could not have made it through this month of work, especially this last week without MM's support. I have a hard time saying no and I took on way too many projects. This week...
    thelionsden13 thelionsden13 41-45, F 2 Responses 21 hrs 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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    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 80 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    Ex MM has been blowing up my phone

    since Monday. It had been six weeks of NC. He asked if I missed him. I told him no, I'm pissed. He wanted to know why. I told him it was because he didn't bother to check on me after my surgery. He says he doesn't remember me telling him that I was having it done. He said that...
    goodgirl9691 goodgirl9691 46-50, F 6 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    How is this for a coincidence,

    I had a DDay a few days back and now OM has nearly had one. We are on extremely low contact right now. Just the Gmorning, gmite and one or two msgs during the day! She has not seen any text, or pic or msg, but she is convinced that OM is having an affair. I have not been...
    Jazz045 Jazz045 36-40, F 10 Responses 18 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 12 Responses Apr 19

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