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    Random question for you ladies

    who have a MM with kids..... does your MM discuss his children with you (not just tell you about them but actually discuss) or show you pics/videos of them?
    thelionsden13 thelionsden13 41-45, F 20 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am so excited about seeing him in the morning.

    I couldn't sleep right now if I tried. I have turned to reading over some work that I brought home, yes I am a workaholic, in an attempt to make me sleepy. Thursday we are both taking 1/2 a day off of work to get an extended date night. We are both so freakin excited for...
    Randomgirl1122 Randomgirl1122 31-35, F 1 day 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 86 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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    The day has come again

    for another overnight.So excited....it's going to be a great day :))))
    sooty1977 sooty1977 36-40, F 1 Response 27 mins ago

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    I told MM today that

    when I'm getting out of my car and walking to my door, sometimes I have this vision of him, bags packed, waiting on me at the door. He asked, "what would be the first thing I would say?" I told him, "you wouldn't say anything. You wouldn't need to." He told me, I almost...
    lit4love lit4love 26-30, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    An idea for you... I'm pretty creative.

    So I thought I'd share. Right now I'm in my prom dress from high school (10 years ago. Still fits) and I'm waiting on MM to get here. Most of the time we see each other when I'm at the gym, no make up, and in workout clothes. So I came home, got dolled up, pulled some candles...
    lit4love lit4love 26-30, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Day 8 of nc! I want to text him

    or call him to coax an answer from him if wer still together. This waiting and wondering is killing me.. Cant txt or call cause i dont know if hes at work or her wife has his phone.. I want to email him. Should i email him? Can i email him or do i just wait for him. This is...
    Rogue9926 Rogue9926 31-35, F 6 Responses 8 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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    I saw him driving on the street today.

    I held it together until I got home but the moment I parked tears began to stream down my face and I had a full on panic attack. I hate that this man who I mean less than **** to, has so much power over me.
    l0v3lyn3ss l0v3lyn3ss 22-25, F 4 Responses 7 hrs 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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    Sorry to post again,

    but the babe is not taking it easy on me today. I woke up and immediately knew today would be a day spent in the bathroom. So, I loaded up my tub with blankets and pillows and just jived through the horrible morning sickness as I tried to distract myself with netflix. I napped...
    lostanddistraught lostanddistraught 26-30, F 7 Responses 5 hrs ago

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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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    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 27 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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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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    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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    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 90 Responses Feb 19, 2011

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    i was. working on accepting the end,

    which was months ago. i am thinking of this- maybe it explains why i am heartbroken- maybe if it had been easy, i wouldn't feel like i lost so much: The Effort-Justification Paradigm Dissonance is aroused whenever a person engages in an unpleasant activity to obtain some...
    hardtiming hardtiming 41-45 2 Responses 10 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 46-50, F 11 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    Normal day today and lunch time rolls around

    and I decided to go to the Sports store close to work and get myself some new running shoes...as I make the corner of one of the aisles there he is!! Looking at exercise stuff! out of all the places to shop and all the places in this big darn city we end up going to the same one...
    clamar44 clamar44 26-30, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I ended my relationship with an engaged man

    today. He clearly will not leave his soon to be wife who happens to k ow about me thanks to the good ol look through his phone technique. He tries to tell me "remember somebody loves you" because I decided to break all ties with him and he thinks he needs to remind me via text...
    srita2012 srita2012 22-25, F 1 Response 54 mins ago

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    Day 8 NC...well he emailed me this morning

    about a work thing. I cried. I just replied "Thank you". Then I sent him a text saying how sad I am but that it's not as bad as when I was waiting on him. That I miss our friendship and hope one day we'll be in a place where we can work on that again but for now NC really needs...
    heartbroken1234 heartbroken1234 36-40, F 2 Responses 17 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 47 Responses Jan 10

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    Finally heard from him.

    So yes they had party last night. Then he got up this morning got his son off to school and went straight back to bed. He said he's tired nothing personal. I'm still upset at the fact that we made plans for today and he just left me hanging. Anyways I just sent that in a msg...
    Lust2much Lust2much 31-35, F 2 Responses 9 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 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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    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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    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 18 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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    Although we all call ourselves the Other Woman

    on here, I think many of us are more than that. The Other Woman kind of makes it sound like we are in second place or just a second option for our men. MM and I did start out that way and it was just a fling which almost a year later has now blossomed into a loving...
    KathyJ304 KathyJ304 26-30, F 12 Responses 19 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 16 Responses Apr 19

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    Depression . A blight on my life.

    Do I feel sorry for myself , I ask myself , I can't ******* answer that one . If I've posted this in the wrong group again , as I keep being told , I'll remove it ! I feel as if I'm a waste of space. I feel as if I've done all I can in my life . Is it time to accept all of my...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 9 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    So in about 105 hours I will at last be holding,

    touching, kissing my sweet MM. It has been a very long 5 months. These next few days will fly by, but also creep slowly past. God I can't wait to look into those deep blue eyes again. I am pledging to never let it be this long between trips again.
    whynot13 whynot13 46-50, F 7 Responses 14 hrs 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 54 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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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 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 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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    THE END. Yes, funny that,

    some of you predicted this. Maybe even I did. He says he left her, I wasn't even asking him to anymore, so when he made a big fuss over her not being right and feeling relief etc I believed it. I still do. But her Facebook profile pic of them never changed. I saw they still txt...
    foreverWantingMore foreverWantingMore 31-35, F 7 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I can't believe it but here I am dreading going

    on another date. Stupid online dating. I know I'm not ready to find a boyfriend but it keeps me busy. In reality I've been living most of my life as a single woman for the last 2.5 years since we rarely could be seen in public together. It makes me feel good that another guy is...
    heartbroken1234 heartbroken1234 36-40, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Had a great weekend with him,

    but today I'm a bit down and it has nothing to do with him. I dread this day every year. April 27, 2009 is when my heart was shattered. My on and off again boyfriend died suddenly of cardiac arrest. Right before he died we spoke of getting back together. He lived in Florida...
    Doloboo85 Doloboo85 26-30, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I had my first sonogram!

    Seeing that little bean on the monitor was a feeling that I honestly cannot even put into words. I could not stop staring at the photograph in my hand, even as the nurse was taking ten tubes of blood. That's my sprout! You're really in there! I also really love my new OB. She is...
    lostanddistraught lostanddistraught 26-30, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    The Morning After. Last night

    as I lay in bed grieving for myself , I thought of all the ways I could punish myself. It seems that that's what I've always done when life makes me miserable . On reflection , I should have simply gone out into the cold night air , and sat in a park bench , and eventually...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 1 Response 8 hrs 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...
    4purrfectdarkness 4purrfectdarkness 26-30, F 152 Responses Oct 26, 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 52 Responses Feb 16, 2014

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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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    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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    Several of you know my story.

    .. Texts leading up to our goodnight texts tonight: Him: "I've been laying in bed for the last hour texting you. One year later and nothing has changed...sick!" We carried on with our banter as I wasn't sure what I could say to that about his W just really not making any...
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I'm paranoid something has happened.

    I deleted everything incase. It's been over 24hrs since I heard from him. His last msg was you tell me the time and I'm gonna surprise you with the place. He's alive as I did send a msg on fb this morning. He read it but did not respond. I can't figure out what's going on. I'm...
    Lust2much Lust2much 31-35, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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