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I Am The Other Woman

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    I WAS the other woman.

    Not anymore. It feels so good to ignore the texts that say I miss you or I love you because I don't feel the same anymore. They keep coming, and I keep ignoring. I am now in another relationship where I am his one and only. No more doubts. No more questioning. No more sadness...
    lilly1988 lilly1988 26-30 10 Responses Feb 13, 2014

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    The other day, I had a discovery dream in

    which MM & I were discovered in the middle of sex by his W. He tells me today that he had a discovery dream last night, playfully blaming me for putting it in his head. Out of curiosity, I asked "discovery on your side or mine". Discovery on his. The side of me that loves...
    crazycontrolled crazycontrolled 36-40, F 7 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    It hurt and pain a lot,

    when someone you love has change because of money. when you gave him all the love, care, understanding that her wife cannot give him. then when the time i need him for emotional support ,for encouragement ,for someone to be with me even for a short moment,specially i am sick...
    annettesan annettesan 36-40, F 6 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Women won't mess with a man

    that lives with his mom but will mess with a man who lives with his wife.
    reeessa reeessa 13-15, F 28 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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    I told mm I loved him

    for the first time last night. It didn't go very well but it is kind of what I was expecting. I was supposed to stay the night with him last night but I ended up leaving at 130 in the morning. I don't think he's ever seen me move that fast. I basically ran down the the stairs...
    moepeep moepeep 22-25, F 6 Responses 1 day 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 164 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    This does not go her

    but you are 11,000+ people and I need your help! I am getting a cold sore in the mouth, I am so miserable, wish I could kill it somehow! Any advise??? I have been placing ice to "burn it" and taking Acyclovir. Any other ideas? Thanks so much!!!
    liberty2014 liberty2014 36-40, F 11 Responses 1 day 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 67 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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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 50 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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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 53 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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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 46 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    I spent the day with him yesterday

    and now I can't stop thinking about him. He is so caring and loving. It's hard to experience that and then go back to real life. I was half asleep with my arm out of the covers and he was sat in bed next to me working. I felt him put his hand on my arm and then say to himself I...
    free69spirit free69spirit 41-45, F 4 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I work with my MM. I get to see him 10 hours a

    day! We run an office together. After some time I feel like we play the push n pull game. Mostly because we feel one is lying to the other. He gets jealous when other guys hit on me. And thinks I'm playing him. But I don't throw out that idea. Because I want him to have fear of...
    izzyperez88 izzyperez88 26-30, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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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 41-45, F 11 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    Ok, it's Sunday morning.

    MM said he was going to be out of contact for a week or so. Tomorrow, Monday, will be a week. I'm bracing for the whirlwind of emotions that will come whether he contacts me or not. The worst part? I did meet someone during this break. And guess what? Yes. You guessed it. He's...
    sugarbabysub sugarbabysub 31-35, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    So... My mm said he wanted to "try to have a

    normal marriage"...BUT wanted to be friends. I asked, "what happens when you try and figure that you can't?" He said "we will see". My gut feeling or perhaps just common sense tells me "no way! You will end up in the same place". So to my ex OW or just OW, bad idea right...
    musicandnotes musicandnotes 22-25, F 1 Response 6 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 36-40, F 78 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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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 16 Responses May 4, 2014

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    Tonight will be our first full night together.

    No time constraints. No looking over our shoulders. We have a suite booked with a fireplace. Sushi & wine. I am so looking forward to 8 hours of normalcy. It is crazy we have never even eaten together. We spend our blips of time only focused on eachother. We get to talk for...
    tauriangirl tauriangirl 36-40, F 26 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    "Before this love ends up killing me in pain,

    im gonna kill it first"....thats what a spanish songs says, thats what i need to do before is too late. Last night i got to see him and talk for a little bit. We talked about the fact that my kids are really pushing the issue about me saying he is my friend but both of our...
    Chicadelcaribe Chicadelcaribe 31-35, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    As dark as my day was yesterday

    after MM ended it, today is a little brighter. I have a niece making her way into the world. Nothing makes me smile more than a newborn. And her aunt will damn sure warn her away from MM's.
    Blueeyes65 Blueeyes65 46-50, F 6 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I like where we're at with this relationship.

    I never thought I'd say this, but I've gotten comfortable with things. I like our routine and I like the depth this relationship has hit. I find myself amazed that it continues to grow.
    surfsway surfsway 36-40, F 15 hrs ago

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    This group is great..

    . You do realize it's like a reality TV show "Cheating Housewives"
    EffervescantBabe11 EffervescantBabe11 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day 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 81 Responses Feb 19, 2011

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    Sitting watching Bridget Jones tonight with my

    teenage daughter. One of my favourite movies. But it suddenly struck me... after 17 years married to Mark Darcy, wouldn't it be natural for Bridget to want some fun with Daniel Cleaver? She needs both men in her life....! Or is that just me?
    daisyblue222 daisyblue222 36-40, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I have been involved with a MM

    for almost a year now . I haven't seen or heard from MM in almost 3 weeks. The longest since this whole thing started. We worked together, but he recently quit to go back to school. I went from seeing him everyday to seeing him once a week. And now he has just disappeared...
    andwhatnow andwhatnow 31-35, F 5 Responses 13 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 41 Responses Jul 6, 2008

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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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    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 50 Responses Feb 16, 2014

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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 17 Responses Apr 19, 2014

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    I'm having a tough time.

    I spent the entire day in bed. No strength to get up. So many things on my mind. Tonight I'm spending the night at my "bf's"...reluctantly too...I wanted to be alone tonight...read a book and watch tv. But he wanted me here just to sleep next to him...even though I slept all...
    nolasanchez30 nolasanchez30 31-35, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    It is my own fault. Everyone says no contact is

    the way to go. Each time there is contact I feel better for the moment and then start obsessing that whatever he tells me is all lies anyway. He is away on a disney cruise with his wife and daughter. We had been together over 3 years and he filed for divorce and then couldn't...
    Widow68 Widow68 46-50, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Haven't been on today

    so I haven't seen all the troll post but wanted to give a big hug to the OW's out there that are having problems. Remember if the MM was happy at home he wouldn't go look for it elsewhere. That sounds cold but it is true in 90% of the affairs. Same holds true for women who...
    shouldntbethishard shouldntbethishard 36-40, F 10 Responses Feb 11, 2014

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    Good Morning Ladies, I just want to say

    that I appreciate each and everyone of you in this Group. Believe me when I say I could not get thru my situation without your help and for this I am forever grateful. I have to tell you something which I know to be a fact, at times our minds can be our biggest enemy, with our...
    Imbrokenhearted Imbrokenhearted 36-40, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    So I decided to meet him

    after work on Wednesday and we talked. He said he moved out of his house to stay with a friend to figure things out. He has been staying w his friend since Monday. I was shocked because he said he was gonna work things out with the w but now he changed his mind. Even though he...
    sadpreciosa sadpreciosa 26-30, F 3 Responses 12 hrs 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 101 Responses Oct 12, 2011

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    Just when I start feeling guilty about having a

    MM my husband acts like a jerk and I'm reminded why I started things with my MM.
    ladylove0113 ladylove0113 36-40, F 3 Responses 13 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 20 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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    Everyday is a struggle still.

    When I know he's at work, I want to see him, but I can't. When I do see him at work my heart breaks into pieces. On Monday I had to talk to him about work, he started asking about my weekend and my day and I had to cut it off and walk away and it killed me and I was sad the...
    PrincessLolita PrincessLolita 26-30, F 8 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I am FUMING. Absolutely FUMING.

    Does anyone want to talk on the phone so I can vent? Messenger is OK too.
    asta20 asta20 31-35, F 6 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    V-Day: I'm going to be seeing my MM a few days

    before - we've worked our biz travel schedules so we'll have 2 nights together. We both kind of view V-Day as a "Hallmark Holiday"...meaning, it's not one. But being the hopeless romantic he is, I thought it would be sweet to do something nice and heartfelt. Nothing that...
    crazycontrolled crazycontrolled 36-40, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    To All The Negative Wives

    **to all the wives who have messaged me** I have been messaged and ridiculed by many wives for being a "home wrecker". I for one never knew he was married and let me just say this. If you would provide the love and affection (including taking care of yourselves) your so "loved...
    Livedandloved Livedandloved 22-25, F 88 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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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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    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 50 Responses Jan 10

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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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    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 have been with a couple of married guys

    so I guess I was the other women
    Michelle1976 Michelle1976 36-40, T 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    He ended it tonight. Well,

    he sent an email saying he wanted a break, but then we chatted and he said he wanted to end it. Things have been different between us the past several months. I suspected something like this was coming. And luckily our contact has been slim so it's not like I have to quit him...
    pinkismysignaturecolor pinkismysignaturecolor 36-40, F 9 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Is it possible to love the way someone makes

    you feel, or how you feel when you're with that person, but not be in love with the actual person?
    ElsieJay ElsieJay 41-45, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Me and Steve used to meet up almost everyday

    after work, and he used to come over my house early in the morning sometimes before work. He would go to the gym at 4am so sometimes he would come to my house instead while his wife thought he was at the gym. But he recently hurt his arm and hasn't been to the gym in 2 months...
    Tiffanyportelli Tiffanyportelli 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    I like coming on here

    and reading stories and reading the comments left by others. Sometimes though I feel like it's not beneficial to myself. For example, I haven't tried to make any kind of contact with J since November. BUT. After talking about him and reading about others and the stupid holidays...
    nothingbetterthanlaughing nothingbetterthanlaughing 31-35, F 20 Responses Jan 2, 2014

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