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I Am The Other Woman

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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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    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...
    dalidacc11 dalidacc11 26-30, F 7 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 18 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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    I am done. Moving on,

    accepting the inevitable that our "friendship" will go back to the way it was before any of this ever started. I'm done with men who won't man up and say what they mean or what they feel. I have said from the get go I don't want him to tell me what he thinks I want to hear...
    lexabear15 lexabear15 26-30, F 1 Response 19 hrs 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 72 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    I just responded to a post in

    which someone stated that we only get the best of MM and he of us. That the bullshit of life doesn't get in the way. That we are living a fantasy, it's not real life. I know in some situations that's true but I think there are many of you that would agree with me.....we are like...
    wordweapon wordweapon 41-45, F 8 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Just got the most cryptic msg from MM,

    who is with W and their kid in his home country, that he is extending his stay. Haven't heard from him in a week, he was supposed to be back at the end of this week. I have no real way of contacting him, as he downloaded the app we use to send the message, then deleted it. Are...
    4myhappy 4myhappy 31-35, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I think my ex MM is gone forever now.

    I'm not sure if I'm relieved or offended lol. I got bored with it all anyway. I moved 75 miles away from him and for a while it seemed to help me resist the temptation of wanting to be around him again but we still ended up seeing each other he drove all the way here to see me...
    Taumilynn Taumilynn 36-40 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    My promiscuity attracts the stereotypical male

    (desperately sexually oriented with lack of commitment..wealthy men), even if he's married or in a relationship...
    BeautifulPetal BeautifulPetal 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 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 25 Responses Mar 22

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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 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 153 Responses Apr 9, 2012

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    My world was turned upside down a few hours ago

    when he ended it. We talked, hugged, kissed, cried. I told him I was blocking him from my cell so don't even bother. I took down my Facebook and deleted texts, pictures, voicemails and notes from my phone. I had plans with friends so I had to pretend things were okay. Came home...
    heartbroken1234 heartbroken1234 36-40, F 19 Responses 1 day 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 79 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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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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    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 like reading here that a lot of married women

    who are having affairs also still love their husbands. Albeit some in different ways. I think that's great. You can have a fun lover and still have a good marriage at home. Just want to say that to you ladies here. ✌🏼️
    GuyKL GuyKL 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Well his wife text me this morning.

    Asking who I was. My phone went off with different numbers calling. My phone doesn't ring when I don't have you as a contact. Then I got a message from him saying to please not reply or answer her calls and text and to not reply to his text. I feel so scared and sad. I miss...
    OneStonedGirl OneStonedGirl 31-35, F 1 Response 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 26 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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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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    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 told him I cant help

    and he is getting mad with me =(
    jwyhln jwyhln 26-30, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    When I get over this heartbreak I will NEVER

    consider for one second dating a MM again!!!!!
    heartbroken1234 heartbroken1234 36-40, F 12 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Please, if you're going to call someone a troll

    and make accusations, at least have the decency to have an adult conversation when they reply, instead of running and blocking like a juvenile. Just because someone questions you or disagrees, doesn't make you a troll.
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 3 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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    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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    ArlingtonRose ArlingtonRose 36-40, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Something is off. It's always me.

    He seemed inpatient with me early. Told me I was being short with him. Was trying to explain that I was trying to protect him from the onslaught of messy emotions- but it didn't seem to matter. After an hour or more of NC today, I reached out. He said he was sorry (smiley face...
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just wanted to share something

    that my mm said to me today, I haven't been able to get it out of my head. We are both married. FYI. He said "my biggest fear is I leave my wife and I come and tell you that I will wait for you, then I leave and get hit by a semi truck or you die of cancer." Strange I know...
    Janna78 Janna78 46-50, F 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Yesterday rolled over into today like I feared

    it would. 4 texts from him since wake up this morning, 45 minute later call then normal, and our 30 minute phone time was terrible. I was trying to explain yesterday & my space... He just wasn't vibing with me. I'm feeling disconnected, discouraged, alone and anxious. I've seen...
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 5 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I want to share something

    that upset me this weekend with you ladies. I went to visit my uncle for the weekend. He was once married but left his wife for a girl three years older than me. He actually never divorced his wife. They just parted ways and that was it. The new girl never knew he was, and still...
    lostmyself19 lostmyself19 18-21, F 5 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Talked to my MM today,

    he told me he doesn't talk about emotions anymore, because he doesn't want to get in the same cycle where we end up fighting. Needless to say, what was so wonderful about him was how loved I felt with him. And now he's taking that away. I guess it's better now, than later. And...
    lit4love lit4love 26-30, F 4 Responses 12 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 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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    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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    It's Sunday. Sunday's feel opposite of Friday's

    for me, but I'm starting to wonder if Sunday's feel good or make me feel uneasy. I really need to do the task that Warriormama encouraged us to do. But for now, I'm sharing. It's spring. Spring is time for new birth, new stories, and right now I feel so empty and alone. This...
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day 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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    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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    Well, I may as well be honest seeing

    as I am in the business of being DIS-honest most of the time and it's exhausting. Telling the truth feels good, but not without guilt and disappointment in myself... After 7 days of not seeing each other, and with MINIMAL but civil communication, he's somehow swept me right...
    DefinitelyDollie DefinitelyDollie 22-25, F 5 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Being the other woman is hard.

    This is not a post coming from any place of judgment or anger, just raw feeling. When you fall in love with someone who is taken, it can be one of the most passionate experiences of your life. Every moment makes you feel so alive. So excited. But then when you have to be away...
    AnnUrban AnnUrban 22-25, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I need advice ladies.

    My husband found out. My life is over as he will drag me through the mud and kill me slowly. What do I do?
    Tapeti Tapeti 31-35, F 11 Responses 1 day 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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    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 89 Responses Feb 19, 2011

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    I cannot concentrate on anything Need to get

    this off my chest. To end it with him. Let him know I am tired of being the other other woman and all his lies. Good things will come my way once I get rid of the bad ones, people say. And yet my heart aches. I will come here and ask for your support.
    loveariel loveariel 41-45, F 7 Responses 15 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 51 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    I have done more thinking over the weekend.

    .. I know sooner or later me and OM would have to end things, and logically speaking, the sooner we do, the sooner we can begin the healing process and move on. Of course this is easier said than done, and I'm hesitant to go "cold turkey", do complete no contact, in case it's...
    gianneisstuck gianneisstuck 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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