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I Am The Other Woman

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 14,593 People

    I wanna say thanks to the ladies here,

    whose advise has given me and my guy a incredible change in a good way. I used to be struggled and get myself down when I couldn't see him much by insecurity. I changed all the negative thoughts into a anticipation like ' how great it will be of seeing him after a while?' and...
    honeybutterchip honeybutterchip 41-45, F 4 Responses 2 days 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 33 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    He came back and was restoring my Windows,

    it ended up reinstalling, and it took forever. We snuggled up on the couch, I had a nap and spent time caressing him under his shirt. He wrapped his arms around me, and I felt him kiss my head. Then he said, I have never worked on a computer quite this way, I could do this...
    Kokopuffy Kokopuffy 51-55, F 21 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, 2015

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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 47 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    it's Valentine's Day tomorrow.

    here's wishing all you my lovely ladies a sweet day full of love and positive thoughts!!! :) Hope you guys get to meet your MM :) Valentine's Day happens to be MM's wedding anniversary as well. He didn't mention what he + W has in plan. Probably he's careful to not make me...
    rei126 rei126 26-30, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    MM texted just as I got home with my groceries.

    Would be nice to have help hauling them in at -40, but whatever :) He was on his way to his casual maintenance job, and just sent me pics of the cabinets he needed to take down. Went much better than he expected, but now he needs to paint. Since the removal didn't take as...
    Kokopuffy Kokopuffy 51-55, F 38 seconds ago

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    Ok I'm not quiet sure

    if this photo is cut off or not. It's a treasure and feel free to send this to your lover who deserves the world best award. ;) I sent to my lover early and he deserves it
    ReflectedSoul ReflectedSoul 41-45, F 2 Responses 18 hrs 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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    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 66 Responses Jul 29, 2015

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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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    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 26-30 205 Responses Jul 28, 2008

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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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    Today marks 7 months without you in my life,

    BW. Guess what? I am getting stronger and stronger everyday! You can go **** yourself!!!
    ArlingtonRose ArlingtonRose 36-40, F 5 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 24 Responses Apr 30, 2015

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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 15 Responses Apr 19, 2014

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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, 2015

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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 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 17 Responses Feb 6, 2015

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    Just a heads up... IndigoAlive is just

    Experience1954/YupandNope/RoboChicklet come back as another.
    Kokopuffy Kokopuffy 51-55, F 5 hrs ago

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    Kokopuffy Kokopuffy 51-55, F 2 Responses 1 day 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 46-50, F 11 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    I was reading the New York Times book review

    and just had to post a snippet from a newly released book. It's called "Alive, Alive Oh!". It is written by a 98 year old woman! She was a long time book editor and this particularl book is just her musings. She has found inner peace and writes about the joy in the ordinary...
    Tullia1510 Tullia1510 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Valentine's Day is vastly approaching

    and I know the majority of you will be stricken with pain. Not only is it Valentines Day but it also falls on a weekend. You will not be with the man you love. Even if he gets you a gift, its just to prolong the pain. Guess I will check back on Sunday to see how you all have...
    euphoricbeauty euphoricbeauty 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Thought and question.

    I have been watching a NETFLIX show called "Grace and Frankie" [really good BTW]. The premises of the show is these two couples who have known each other for years, their husbands are law partners. In the very first minutes of the show the husbands announce that they have...
    whynot13 whynot13 46-50, F 7 Responses 21 hrs 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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    My story I posted here in June.

    Since I have had time to heal, process and although I still yearn for what we had, I know we made the right choices. I met a man. We were waiting in a line to go into a museum. We got talking, ended up going through the museum together then spent the weekend together. No...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 46-50, F 4 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 19 Responses Mar 22, 2015

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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 51-55, F 169 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    Such a difference a year makes.

    I can't wait for Valentines Day. He made reservations at a restaurant we've not been to, and it's a surprise. We have a 4-day-weekend and today spent the day getting him a new sports coat, shirt and tie (my choices ) for his interview Thursday. It...
    hischelsea hischelsea 46-50, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    It's been awhile since I have been on here.

    Time for an update. Last time I wrote I had just finished writing the poem for MM for our one year anniversary. Unfortunately we did not see each other that day. MM was going thru a lot of stress at home. Him and W have been fighting all the time. He basically told her that he...
    abeautifulove abeautifulove 31-35, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I get asked quite a bit

    why I'm still hung up on ex-mm, why I can't "just get over it." It's like asking a drug addict why they can't just stop using. The answer to why I can't just move on is quite simple really: I'm addicted. The better question is, why did I allow this poison into my life to...
    ashadams244 ashadams244 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    It will never work. As long

    as you continue being deceptive and cruel, you will all experience heart ache, loneliness and your affairs will be brought to light.
    euphoricbeauty euphoricbeauty 26-30, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Has anyone gone bunny boiler on mm

    or exmm? He's been distant and pushing me away since Saturday. It's been like talking to a stranger. So I lost it and totally blew up, was sick of not knowing we're I stood and what was going on. To which he didn't read the message till hours later. Then found out he's been...
    Prettybutterfly88 Prettybutterfly88 26-30, F 12 Responses 2 days ago

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    So... we all know what antibiotics can cause

    right? Back to the pharmacy for me. Good grief, I can't win.
    Kokopuffy Kokopuffy 51-55, F 1 Response 57 mins ago

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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 150 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    Since some people are

    so big on numbers and stats. I thought I would supply some numbers of my own.. How long we have been together. 7yrs, 4mths, 27 days, How many days I have heard from him ..2705 days..in a row. And I averaged out (3x/wk) how many times we've been sexual.. 1158 give or take...
    Kokopuffy Kokopuffy 51-55, F 3 Responses 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 44 Responses Jan 10, 2015

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    Rollercoaster day. Today I finally signed

    everything ready to join MM's company and quit my current job. We had been working towards this for months. He texted me one word ("excellent"), I expected him to be happier. He was busy. I poured some wine and toasted us alone. He then told me clearly and matter-of-factly...
    daisyblue222 daisyblue222 41-45, F 5 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    He put 3 dozen red roses in my room with a Orcid

    and he got me earrings to match my ring for valentine's day. I've been really tired and sick. My BP is still not on control and the Dr I saw Wed said to come back In 4 weeks and we would re evaluate and he didn't want to put me on any meds heart is still twice as fast.... It's...
    ap05 ap05 26-30, F 4 Responses 20 hrs 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 19 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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    It's Valentine's day tomorrow

    and I just feel like crying. Just cry myself to sleep. Ugh frustration and pain ..knowing what I once had was possibly a joke kills me and at the same time I miss him and passing by each other at work like we're strangers makes me sooo upset. It looks like he wants to come to...
    plusisamust plusisamust 26-30, F 5 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    What's the best compliment you've received from

    your mm?? I get many about my looks but I think the compliments that have meant the most are him praising me for what I've accomplished business wise, for being smart and most of all for being a classy woman.
    Janna78 Janna78 46-50, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Yippee! I am out of town next week one night on

    business, how fortuitous that he has a promotional job interview in the same town on the same day! I am going to have an unexpected getaway with him! Next court date in 3 weeks. Come on divorce!
    hischelsea hischelsea 46-50, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    My husband sent me a message tonight.

    We work opposite shifts so a lot of our communication is through text. He's decided to take tomorrow off of work. Tomorrow was the only time I would be able to see mm for Valentine's Day. Kind of stinks. On Monday I told mm we need to spend as much time together as possible...
    Janna78 Janna78 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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