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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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    Do any of you have suggestions on how to

    distract yourself when you just want to reach out and contact him? I know that if he's not contacting me, he's usually either busy or can't get away from W, so sometimes I want to try to give him space even if I feel like messaging him all the time just to chat about the my day...
    Julianne2222 Julianne2222 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    funny how the littlest things hit you.

    ...I do a lot of cold calling for customers and I have a detailed log that has dates on them.....I look at those dates and stare at them.....these dates are BEFORE my affair started...I just think back to the days I was innocent.....bored....and just a normal everyday wife...
    excessbaggage excessbaggage 41-45, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    So except for a 'thanks' text

    after I texted him this morning, I have not heard from MM. I KNOW he's on a business trip. I KNOW he's in meetings. I KNOW he's going to have a client dinner. I KNOW on these trips the chances were are going to talk much are slim to none. I just wish I KNEW for a fact that these...
    thelionsden13 thelionsden13 41-45, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Homemade chicken and dumplings mends a hurting

    heart at least for a moment :)
    subgirl26 subgirl26 22-25, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Call me a Slot if make feel better about

    yourself, if you need to bring me down by calling me a slot. Your jealous cause you can't be me. Is because I like being nude?
    ForbiddenFruitLove95 ForbiddenFruitLove95 18-21, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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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 155 Responses Apr 9, 2012

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    The W's who lurk on this forum.

    ..you guys are so pathetic. Why come on this page? I mean you're asking to get pissed off. Don't judge another woman because she sins differently than you. simple
    newgurlxo newgurlxo 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day 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 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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    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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    There seems to be a lull in the fighting .

    Considering the circumstances . I'm not ready for battle every waking second as has been the case for months now. It's taken a bit of a toll on me . I'm still waking in the middle of the night , heart pounding like crazy .wondering if I'm about to have a heart attack. I then...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 1 Response 6 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 27 Responses May 6, 2014

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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 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 23 Responses Mar 22

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    can someone update some with terms.

    like what is MM. lol please :)
    Aprilbaby4 Aprilbaby4 22-25 1 Response 1 day ago

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    An update I don't want to write.

    .. My new reality is him being gone all through the week, brief times I see him at the office with a quick kiss if there is an opportunity, long-distance texts full of "I miss you" and "I love you", and weekends of NC because he is home doing home things... It's been this way for...
    ElsieJay ElsieJay 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    so he is guilt tripping the **** out of/me!

    ! he is saying things that he knows is going to make me worried and he is only saying them because he isn't getting his way... ugh y does he have to do this today...
    emeraldprincess1003 emeraldprincess1003 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr 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 28 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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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 19 Responses Mar 25

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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 23 Responses Apr 30

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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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    Talk **** you get blocked

    and reported. simple as that. whos next?
    newgurlxo newgurlxo 18-21, F 4 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I just want to hear from him.

    7 days today without hearing anything out of him. 5 months since I've saw him. I don't know how much more of this I can take.
    Blueeyes65 Blueeyes65 46-50, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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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 51 Responses Feb 16, 2014

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    He is back today from his home.

    His flight was canceled in the morning, he sent me message just to inform he would be flying in the evening flight, and at the end of it he said don't reply me. He was scared i would send him message, before he left his home. Now he reached, he sent me message said "i miss you...
    angelamaxy angelamaxy 22-25 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    the only time is if my ex,

    my first love, comes calling on me. and if he happens to be in a relationship at the time, it can't be helped. I know we will end up together anyway, it's just right now we can't be.
    kleeeohh kleeeohh 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    UPDATE: MM and I had a looooong chat last night

    and this morning. It got off to a shaky start and we were both defensive. He said we needed to think about the "type of relationship" we have. I offered to walk away... But what I love about us is our deep connection and understanding. The ability to be completely open and...
    daisyblue222 daisyblue222 41-45, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    I really miss him. ??

    I miss being there, seeing his mom, sharing laughs. I was good with his kids. like sometimes I envy his gf. but sometimes im glad im not her. as mean as that sounds. ugh idk.
    Aprilbaby4 Aprilbaby4 22-25 3 Responses 1 day 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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    I think he sucks the life out of me.

    He takes all of my positive energy and feeds off of it for the week. I then feel absolutely depressed after the initial high wears off- hours after. Things are the way they are. He will never leave his home, I don't know if I would either. I am starting to see his age more...
    shitbyrd shitbyrd 36-40, F 7 Responses 15 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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    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 13 Responses Apr 19

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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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    Haven't updated in a long time

    although I've been around. But today was a huge milestone: they filed for divorce. He'll be single in six months or less!
    Shardsofsorrow Shardsofsorrow 31-35, F 2 Responses 7 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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    Monday, He buys me clothes.

    Now a planned, purchased, trip to Vegas. And he has counseling this morning. I'm assuming with the W. This is bizarre.
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 5 Responses 20 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 86 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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    I know that I am not his first,

    second, or even third priority, but I want to be more than just a convenience to him. I want him to put some effort into me. Into us. I know what this is and I don't have expectations for more. However I have a family and responsibilities as well, but I have always managed to...
    solace73 solace73 41-45, F 3 Responses 8 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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    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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    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 93 Responses Feb 19, 2011

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    MM finally texted me about 3 hours ago.

    Let me know he was back in town safely and meetings were good. I know I should be happy but over the last few days, I've been filled with much hurt and anger. All I could get out was 'I'm glad things went well.'
    thelionsden13 thelionsden13 41-45, F 6 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Still annoyed this morning.

    Him: Can you do.......for me? Me: I'm busy, I will when I get time. Him: Busy doing what?! Me: Nosey aren't you? Haha. I'm at a friends, doing some work. Him: Ha yeah course you are! Me: I am! Why would I lie to you? Him: I dont know. Me: I have no reason to lie to you! If...
    Prettybutterfly88 Prettybutterfly88 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 hr 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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    Were we meant to be able to take all this pain?

    Sometimes I think I've taken too many wrong turns. I thought I truly loved him, and he I. We said our goodbyes 9 months ago, when life moved us away from each other. He and W had their first baby, the same day H and I finalized our divorce. He reached out a few times over the...
    ijustkeepswimming ijustkeepswimming 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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