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I Am The Other Woman

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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 2 days 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 47 Responses Feb 16

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    It sucks bc today he is leaving

    for Orlando and won't be back until Sunday and then mon he's off work for his bday :( I know he's gna talk to me but it still sucks he's going away and it bothers me and we had a huge fight about it Monday into Tuesday..... therapy wed helped but geez....but he did come by yest...
    ap05 ap05 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I'm lost. Everyone tells you to leave

    when you are not happy, so I left... That part was hard enough, and things are up and down, ugly and sad, I'm honestly exhausted... I know that once this part is over, once I have figured out what to do and settled in to my new life that it will be worth it. Or that's what I...
    ElsieJay ElsieJay 41-45, F 7 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    prettygoddess prettygoddess 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I sent him this email this morning: I got

    yelled at by X's attorney the last time I lent you money. At court: "I'll remind your client there is an injunction in place about dispersing assets and, after papers were served, she wrote a two-thousand dollar check to her boyfriend." I was warned by both attorneys not to do...
    Stalked9 Stalked9 41-45, F 5 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I hate these weak days!

    ! Very little contact since Monday, understandable because his W's mother is extremely I'll & the family has been called in to wait for her to pass. While I do feel sorry for her, I can't imagine losing my Mom, I don't understand why he can't sneak a shirt "hi" text!! So very...
    Newlife48 Newlife48 46-50, F 7 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I'm sorry but I don't care

    who this might **** off or annoy. I'm already getting hate mail and we've been harassed all weekend. There are many positive's and negatives about any relationship. We all know the negatives but hopefully just to **** a few people off, I'd like to tell everyone the positives...
    sweetmae79 sweetmae79 31-35, F 15 Responses Apr 20

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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 163 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    I hate that my heart feels

    so broken. I hate that I can't stop crying over this man. He's off having fun, while I'm home crying. I hate that I put myself in this position. I hate that I let him back into my life when he wasn't available. I hate that I feel as if he doesn't care about my feelings. I...
    firstlove111 firstlove111 41-45, F 15 Responses 14 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 82 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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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

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    I want to text him and tell him to stop being

    stupid.... To tell him it's silly for us to both be unhappy and to stop doing something we both want to do. I want him to want to come over and kiss me and cuddle me and be the same as we were. I don't understand........ I don't want to miss him anymore I miss his friendship...
    PrincessLolita PrincessLolita 26-30, F 8 Responses 13 hrs ago

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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 17 Responses May 4

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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 31-35, M 14 Responses Apr 19

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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 20 Responses May 6

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    My family wants me to leave him.

    . They just found out that he is still in a relationship with another girl.. he's been really good to me.. He sacrificed a lot just to be with me and our son :-(
    SugarK SugarK 31-35, F 3 Responses 7 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 79 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    My mm officially ended it today.

    Says he loves his wife too much to keep going. I deleted our messenger we used and told him I don't want to stay in touch. My heart is completely broken. I really think I'm better off without him, but it hurts so bad right now. I guess I'm no longer the "other woman". I...
    megw16 megw16 31-35, F 43 Responses Feb 24

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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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    So today I hate being the Other Woman.

    I want to move to the alternate reality where I met him now but we were both single and everything would be perfect. This reality is stupid. And hard. I need chocolate.
    neverendingmadness neverendingmadness 36-40, F 12 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    My Secret Gold Coin

    You don’t know it, but I think of you as a beautiful, precious, shiny gold coin that I keep secretly hidden in my pocket. I feel happy knowing that you are in there, but unhappy knowing that you have to stay hidden. I wish I could show you off to friends, but they wouldn’t...
    jenn80 jenn80 51-55 18 Responses May 23, 2013

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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 140 Responses Apr 9, 2012

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    MarieVon MarieVon 36-40, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    My MM really took it to heart

    that I was 'in trouble' at work for being unfocused, sad and tired looking. He feels like this is all his fault. I'll give him most of the blame. ;) lol. He's a good, good man and I am so in love with him. Today we haven't spoken at all. I think we both need space. He's...
    CCBatman120 CCBatman120 26-30, F 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Ok ladies...I've been reading the posts in here

    and to be honest...I relate so much to the broken hearted women that it hurts to read these messages. Ladies...dating a married man is one of the most thrilling but yet the most heart wrenching experiences we will ever have! Especially if we are also married. Ladies we think...
    nolasanchez30 nolasanchez30 31-35, F 5 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I am exhausted. Physically

    and mentally exhausted. This has taken a toll on me and my health and my family and my happiness and my well being that I never imagined. I never dreamed that this would consume me in such a manner. That I would act a fool and shirk responsibilities and become such a fractured...
    neverendingmadness neverendingmadness 36-40, F 1 Response 29 mins ago

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    "I know I'm stupid to look at ur FB

    when I'm not supposed to. But why do u do this to me huh hun ? I just had my surgery and still in pain. You didn't call me yesterday but all you did is posting ur picture and her sitting next to each other ... It hurts as like you rubbing salt into my wound ...i love u so much...
    iloveuox iloveuox 26-30, F 7 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I'm in for a really rough day at work

    and figured that some of you beautiful ladies were also not looking forward to today SO I just wanted to say: You are wonderful and beautiful and kind and intelligent! You can kick this day in the A S S !! Sending out positive vibes for all of my loves on here :)
    lostanddistraught lostanddistraught 22-25, F 3 Responses 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 29 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    So tonight I was standing outside of our work

    cleaning up some. Next thing I hear was a very loud Harley. It was my MM. I thought he had left work a while ago guess not. He stopped and was talking to me. He said Saturday I'm going to come pick u up on my bike and we are going riding. I said it depends on what time bc my...
    tc57 tc57 31-35, F 2 Responses 13 hrs 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 9 Responses Feb 11

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    FIVE ... More...days.

    And less texting day to day from him on vacation which is really making me disappointed in him, feeling he is being incredibly insensitive, taking me for granted that I will still be there when he gets back... Do I even have any right to feel this way? He started the whole...
    Changedforever9514 Changedforever9514 36-40, F 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I was the other women

    for a year but now I am the wife. We will be celebrating our 3 year wedding anniversary soon. We were both married to other people when we met. We were both in bad marriages. We are both so much happier now. If anyone wants to hear my story I am happy to share.
    magic2929 magic2929 46-50, F 17 Responses Apr 29

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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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    Do any of you feel that due to the type of

    relationship you have with your MM, he confides and talks to you about stuff he doesn't discuss with anyone else? During my run last night, I was thinking about all of the conversations we have had and how he seems to tell me anything and everything, including things about his W...
    doublelife14 doublelife14 31-35, F 5 mins ago

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    Laying here in his arms listening to him breath.

    ... Best feeling in the world! I get this for 3 more days! Whoot Whoot!!!
    Sidechic79 Sidechic79 31-35 5 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Please, do not stop posting.

    ... I may not be the best person to make this request because I have only participated on the forum for just a few months. But I am so glad I had a place to go. I can not begin to tell you how supportive you ladies have been during my time of heart aches, up swings, troubles...
    saiyagyrl saiyagyrl 36-40, F 4 Responses May 26

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    Sometimes I love the "quote of the day"

    that pops onto my phone every morning. Other days, I feel like "ugh...a sign I need to change. Boo." Today's quote of the day: "very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene." Well I'm headed to the beach for a change of scene....but I guess when I'll...
    CCBatman120 CCBatman120 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    Ive been an OW for about 4 year

    and half years now. Talk about hell and back..but silly ol me is clinging on to the toxic son of a B. lol I'll blame it on my addictive personality at the moment. Its definitely Not love for me...Love is too strong. Its some other adjective that  I cant even think of. Maybe...
    kelyse2506 kelyse2506 26-30, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Got involved with a MM.

    He is wonderful. Yet, he has told me he feels guilty but then will kiss me and make me feel good. Do not know what to do?
    Asheera123 Asheera123 41-45, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    So today I feel an urge to contact him maybe

    because of what has gone down this week. But I won't, he knows where I am and how to contact me if he wants to. I won't obsess over him, I have a life too! :-)
    doublelife14 doublelife14 31-35, F 13 mins ago

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    And it's been 30 days of no contact.

    I miss him so much...everything about him and now it is over I have to move on. Wish the pain left me and I can be happy again but it is so hard. To all you OW out there stay strong love is so painfull! hugs
    gweneth gweneth 36-40, F 4 Responses 9 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 36 Responses Jul 6, 2008

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    Just want to put this out there to all you

    other "other women" you keep me positive... You nail my feet to the ground... You make me smile ... You put my heart back in my chest ... Thank you and when I see you pouring your heart out I feel it... I hope all the best for everyone of you misunderstood beautiful women ... I...
    jupsta jupsta 36-40, F 8 Responses Jun 9

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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

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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 12 Responses Jun 2

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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 40 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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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 21 Responses Jan 2

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    The absolute perfect end of the day good

    night: Him: Night, <3 you Him: Kissy Winky face Him: I can't stop thinking about you!! Me: Is that a good thing? Him: It seems that it's the only thing that brings a smile to my face. Me: :) then it's good! Him: Sweet dreams, baby. I pretty much went to sleep in a...
    lostanddistraught lostanddistraught 22-25, F 4 Responses 16 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 102 Responses Oct 12, 2011

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    So I read a lot, but don't post much.

    I've been with MM 18 months. We see each other 3 or 4 times a week mostly lunch, coffee, etc. We are both married, but have really filled a void in our lives with our friendship. About a year ago he found his wife is very ill. I offered to go away but he insisted we stay...
    balloongirl balloongirl 36-40, F 8 Responses 14 hrs 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 69 Responses Feb 19, 2011

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