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I Am The Other Woman

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 14,580 People

    Perception Making Life Yours by Madisyn Taylor

    A simple shift in attitude can help us recognize the hidden potential for fulfillment in every event. There is no secret recipe for happiness and contentment. The individuals who move through life joyously have not necessarily been blessed with lives of abundance, love...
    Kokopuffy Kokopuffy 51-55, F 1 Response 17 hrs 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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    I wanted to share a paragraph from an email mm

    sent me today. He is constantly showering me with compliments. Here it is:... BTW, I have to tell you, last night you looked exceptional, just really turned me on. Your eyes, your face, smile…… I loved it!!!!!! What an inspiration to keep working hard on looking good...
    Janna78 Janna78 46-50, F 3 Responses 5 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 41-45, F 73 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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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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    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 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I must apologize because I think

    that one or two of the trolls that we had changing their names and being really horrible might have found us because of me. It reminds me of some handi work of an frenemy of mine. My intuition has usually been right for a lot of years. Sometimes I chose to ignore it. At other...
    independentandstubborn independentandstubborn 51-55, F 1 Response 1 day 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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    I can't wait for Valentines Day.

    I have 5 days off now, so MM can make loads of time for us. I am hoping to give him his card in bed, on Sunday sometime. He asked last night what my hours were today, I was already sleeping, so I replied first thing in the morning. I bet that means he will be by today. :) We...
    Kokopuffy Kokopuffy 51-55, F 2 Responses 8 hrs 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 4 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 19 Responses Mar 22, 2015

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    YES. FINALLY FOUND THE PERFECT SONG.

    I'm tired of feeling sad- just wanna let him have it haha. http://youtu.be/WRDHphTOMNc I wake up with blood-shot eyes Struggled to memorize The way it felt between your thighs Pleasure that made you cry Feels so good to be bad Not worth the aftermath, after that After that...
    subgirl26 subgirl26 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day 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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    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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    And valentine's day is around the corner.

    I hate holidays. They are like a milestone. They are check points in time flagging my loneliness. Here I am, another 12 months have gone by and I am still single, unloved, alone and lusting after a man that is not mine. I wonder if he will do anything romantic for her. I wonder...
    somebody999 somebody999 26-30, F 5 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    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 3 hrs ago

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    Serendipitous1 Serendipitous1 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Can someone explain to me without confirming

    that a person must be pathological to do this, how you have an affair, claim a person is your best friend, be friendly with his wife and then come out with that this same ap, best friend attacked you and your sister? Some of you may of missed the comnent "I didn't believe her...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day 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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    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 12 Responses Apr 19, 2015

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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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    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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    Was the past 2 1/2 years real?

    When you looked directly into my eyes and told me that you loved me, were you being truthful? Sometimes I wonder if men really have the same feelings as women. Can they truly turn their feelings off without a second thought? I do not believe I will ever get over this man. I...
    lavc lavc 46-50, F 3 Responses 1 day 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 hrs ago

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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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    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 42 Responses Jul 6, 2008

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    It must be truly hard

    for the woman who takes her cheating husband back. After DDay, where the families, friends, church members have been told about their cheating spouse, it must be extremely difficult to rebuild the marriage, when watched on by many. People can be cruel. The marriage is...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 46-50, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    Poor MM, he is off work sick.

    Poor me, home alone also sick. But 2hrs on Facetime from bed definitely cheered us both up :-)) Such a rare treat and second time this week. They do say that every cloud has a silver lining...
    daisyblue222 daisyblue222 41-45, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Just read some posts from the other side.

    Do they not have anything to talk about?
    independentandstubborn independentandstubborn 51-55, F 5 Responses 3 days 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 53 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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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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    Are you giving your MM a Valentine's Day gift?

    I doubt I will see him this weekend like we had hoped. I do not know what to do for him.
    PressPToPlay PressPToPlay 46-50, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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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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    Being Aware of Your Thoughts Curative

    Attentiveness by Madisyn Taylor We seldom accept negative comments from others, however, we so often accept our own inner negative chatter. Few people enjoy the company of individuals whose attitudes are persistently negative. Yet many of us tolerate the critical chatter...
    Kokopuffy Kokopuffy 51-55, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    A How To List

    Hello to everyone especially those drawn here by the Facebook postings. For the record, I am not "Keeping it real in Kendall". Since most of you are brand new to EP let me be the first to welcome you! Please take a moment to read the Terms of Service before commenting. This is a...
    hischelsea hischelsea 46-50, F 100 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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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 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I hope I can post this without being attacked.

    I live in a land of confusion these days. Love MM so much, but I know I need to end it. I just don't have the strength. We are both married. My marriage is not good. I have an exit strategy, it's just a longer term strategy. I've already tried to leave once, and husband...
    tidbits32 tidbits32 41-45, F 7 Responses 11 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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    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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    Though he is still working.

    His diverticulitis is flaring up today. Doesn't happen as often as it used too, but still painful for him when it does. :( Don't think he will be too chatty this evening if he's still not feeling well. A couple of days of bland food usually helps. Poor guy.
    Kokopuffy Kokopuffy 51-55, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    The other woman isn't always a home-wrecker.

    Sometimes she's a home-mender. I had been faithful to my dear husband for over 20 years. For many years I thought there was something wrong with me. Maybe I wasn't sexy. Why didn't he want me the way I wanted him? I grew to understand that we just had very different desire...
    livingasme livingasme 51-55, F 17 Responses May 15, 2015

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    independentandstubborn independentandstubborn 51-55, F 3 Responses 10 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 17 Responses Feb 6, 2015

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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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