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I Am The Other Woman

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    I remember being 14 years old,

    hearing about those "nasty" women who homewreck married relationships- thinking, "ugh! How disgusting! Don't they have feelings or emotions? How heartless" I never knew that they were just normal women. Or, even better, I didn't know I'm going to become one of those women I...
    RedShootingStar RedShootingStar 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    My affair ended after 5 years.

    We have been in limited contact for 2 months. Rarely I have slipped and flirted with him. This past week he has been finding excuses to contact me and flirt with me. My feelings on this have been numb to quietly happy. We work together so complete NC is not possible. Well...
    just2night just2night 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days 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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    Seems like all is well today with you.

    I however feel sick. Mentally, physically, and emotionally. I can't stop thinking and playing out how this ends. I feel anxiety. My soul doesn't feel well. It feels all wrong. Wrong that I allow him to treat me this way. Wondering what he gets from this. Why he did it to begin...
    Aimee3 Aimee3 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    He emailed me this morning he got a new job

    which is great! He's well educated and this is a new career for him not just a job. But I wonder why he chose to share this great news with me as we are not all that close. His fiancé is well educated and has a great job as well. I am not as accomplished as they are but I am...
    Aimee3 Aimee3 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So after the many hours spent with him in the

    last week, we have no future meeting set up as of right now. When I was with him the other day, he let me know what his schedule looked like in the upcoming week and a half or so therefore this was expected. As far as I know now, I won't be seeing him until almost 2 weeks from...
    ArlingtonRose ArlingtonRose 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days 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 94 Responses Feb 19, 2011

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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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    I am the other woman.

    Could not be happier! Not a soul knows except the two of us. I consider him safe, the relationship safe. He fulfills my every desire and need. I will his other woman till he says goodbye.
    jeepgirl2012 jeepgirl2012 36-40, F 10 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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    He continues to be crazy busy at work,

    working loads of overtime and he still makes time. Things are just amazing.
    iunderstand1234 iunderstand1234 51-55, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I did it....I finally told my husband,

    after 7 months of separation, that we will not get back together. The hurt in his face and eyes were priceless. I cried more than I've cried ever in my life. He told me he didn't want to talk to me for a while. Which I guess was my goal. But it hurts...we are friends but not...
    nolasanchez30 nolasanchez30 31-35, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    Dianecc11 Dianecc11 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day 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 15 Responses Mar 21

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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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    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 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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    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 27 Responses May 6, 2014

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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 fell down a well this morning of reading

    articles about infidelity, partly because I think I'm an emotional masochist and partly because I need it reinforced that he's never leaving and he's never coming back. They all, unequivocally, said 99% of married people don't leave and they lie to you just as much, if not more...
    inaraserra inaraserra 31-35, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    Just read this and it describes exactly my

    relationship with exMM. http://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/06/the-toxic-attraction-between-an-empath-a-narcissist/
    Lust2much Lust2much 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days 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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    He seems to really be trying to get back into

    my life in some capacity. Mutual friends have sent screenshots of his FB posts to me that have subtle references of me. He has recommended me for two positions that would require me to work closely with him. One in particular would be a good opportunity for me as I am...
    ravenofthedark ravenofthedark 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days 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 36-40, F 78 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 26-30 206 Responses Jul 28, 2008

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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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    "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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    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 know he and I will take time to be able to be

    out in the open. He's fully using the word separated now. I have plans with friends today, and for that I am thankful; estranged W is with MM and his family today for 4th of July. He told me, "so I wouldn't be angry." I get it. It's like the times I go to dinner with my exH with...
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 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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    Dying to see him soon.

    .. wish I could just have him all for me so soon!! Love him till death what else can I say? I adore him.
    liberty2014 liberty2014 36-40, F 2 days 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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    I don't know if I should talk to him about this

    disconnect I am feeling. I don't feel fully engaged in this anymore. I want to be, but I don't know how to fix it. On the other hand, I don't want to put a lot of effort into 'fixing' this if it is a better place for him. I would probably not even consider talking about it with...
    solace73 solace73 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days 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 50 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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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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    Yes the block button works .

    ...I have tried it and is still using it ..For the idiot who said i am emotional and full of rage .You can not be so wrong I am Happy as can be...Perfect time in my life.All is good on this end lmao
    peachy115 peachy115 51-55, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    No one person can ever know the future.

    Everytime i hear my loves voice and i receive a beautiful message from him. . . I am reminded. . . How fragile and precious love really Is . . . We have to intentionally honor eachother. . . . I promised him i would never take US for granted. . . writing here. . . Is my safe...
    Strawberrygiggles Strawberrygiggles 41-45, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I don't even know where to begin,

    my husband and I are married 2 yrs - have a 1yo son. My husband asked for an open relationship. I have started "seeing" R, my married best friend for years and years. Knew I loved him but only since I have let these feelings out did I realise how much. His wife has given...
    iamnooneyouknow iamnooneyouknow 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days 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 18 Responses Mar 25

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    Stressing out about NC.

    It's been about 3 weeks. He's given me no real concrete evidence he cares at all.....why do I still think he cares? Is it because I love him so much? No one ever truly "got me" like him. I know I'll never replace that. His wife saw out texts and hatefully confronted me...
    Blissfulbeauty Blissfulbeauty 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Good Morning to all the beautiful ladies

    that have been going through the rough times ... Just wanted to share ... As I was looking up at the beautiful moon last night I thought of yous .... thankful that we have each other to lean on in this group to support and express ourselves...Much love to you all and baby steps...
    isolatednlonely isolatednlonely 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I thought this beautiful man the sparkling

    stars in the sky raining down light like laughter into my waiting fertile heart. He said he was in no man's land. I painted the sky with colour and I blossomed for him. I quivered, expanded and exploded with love. And yet, we remained divided. By a chasm that was only a metre...
    Faerylight Faerylight 41-45, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    This is the trend in South America.

    Where are the cheaters, where is the husband...no where!!! Video.
    Prokamin Prokamin 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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 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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