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I Am The Other Woman

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    I saw some pictures from their maternity shoot.

    Realized how completely opposite MM's W and I are. She is very plain jane whereas I am very pop-off at the mouth/do what I want, when I want. I sometimes wonder what it is he sees in me because of how far off the scale her and I are from each other.
    kc5316 kc5316 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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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 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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    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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    It's been a while and I keep wanting to post

    but I have nothing good to say. My MM is fine. We are fine. But the crap that goes on around me in my home is not fine. Nothing is fun anymore. I can't leave. I can't stay. I need more. So much more than this. I know I need to dig deep and find the happiness within myself. But I...
    neverendingmadness neverendingmadness 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Sitting here knowing he went to dinner with his

    wife tonight... No usual good night text. Cue anxiety. :( I know he says they haven't slept together in nearly two months, but I still worry they might. I heard so many bad things about his W when he left work early today from our coworkers. Not a single one of them understand...
    lostanddistraught lostanddistraught 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I am so in love with the support of this group.

    Where we can share our highest highs and lowest lows. Sometimes in the same day! And we understand! And we see the craziness of it all, but it makes sense. This can be a stressful, mind blowing, time sucking, aphrodisiac, infuriating, euphoric, tender, sweet, gentle...
    pinkismysignaturecolor pinkismysignaturecolor 36-40, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Things I don't miss from my affair.

    .. 1. Waiting for my phone to ding 2. Lying to spouse about where I am going 3. Making sure I erase texts 4. Time 5. Mind control that the affair holds not mm 6. Questioning of myself and actions 7. Guilt not for the affair but for my husband and his wife 8. Time 9. The panic...
    ventingagain ventingagain 31-35, F 14 Responses Apr 27

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    He called and texted this morning,

    says he misses me. I know his hospital stay is really hard on him. He sounded so weak and sad. It breaks my heart. He got a picc line yesterday so hopefully he will get well enough to go to a regular floor soon instead of icu.
    leigh8133 leigh8133 31-35, F 6 Responses 7 hrs ago

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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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    Went out with some girl friends

    and gay men that are also friends last night....got home really late....sent a pic to MM at 2 in the morn....I don't know WTF I was thinking....he's at home asleep with W and I send a pic....smh....then I get home and H is packed up to leave...relieved but sadden at same time...
    luvhimtoo luvhimtoo 36-40, F 5 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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    It's not even September,

    I'm already dreading thinking about Christmas coming, I'm already facing major anxiety over the thoughts of this holiday. We were sitting almost 9,000 feet on top of the mountain,sipping coffee. I couldn't feel my ice cold hands and feet. You were freezing too, yet you still...
    lostsoul0311 lostsoul0311 26-30, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Slept and woke up in his arms.

    We're celebrating my birthday all weekend long! :))
    dolovf dolovf 26-30, F 4 Responses 13 hrs 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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    I'm surprised he allows me my jealous questions

    and stuff. He was at a party with her last night and I so much as told him to please not go home with her as it would hurt me. We are not together, technically it's over tho we were kissing and telling each other we love each other just 3 days ago. He has no need to explain his...
    foreverWantingMore foreverWantingMore 31-35, F 1 Response 19 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 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    Sorry ladies...don't mean to brag

    but couldn't wait to show off what SG had waiting for me! Can't wait til dessert!!
    Sidechic79 Sidechic79 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 hr 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

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    So as luck would have it.

    ..I find a nice young, very good looking, single man that isn't shy to tell me that he misses me or finds me sexy and be emotional with me....but...our schedules are the exact opposite!!!! When I work he's off and when I'm off he's working! We both have physically and mentally...
    nolasanchez30 nolasanchez30 31-35, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    SG just invited me over

    for dinner ( he's a chef ) That's one way to turn my frown upside down!!
    Sidechic79 Sidechic79 31-35, F 6 Responses 3 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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    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 44 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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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 68 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    I want out and i dont know how.

    I need him so much and i dont want to. I sit here alone in the dark and i cant do it anymore. I miss him like crazy and i hate it. Im so in love with him and its killing me.
    ariapg ariapg 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Hello!!! I ´m peruvian,

    I ´m studing english, its 8 th month :) I hope to write well. Well ...I need a friend, is terrible do not have someone to talk honestly about you, your thing, your acts, your mistakes , it is so sad. Well, 7 month ago I met a gay at job , handsome, elegant, intelligent...
    daxumi daxumi 22-25, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Feeling embarrassed. All week we've talked &

    made plans for Friday night. Then Friday gets here...not a single txt or call... He's so selfish & inconsiderate. If plans change he always let's me know. He's never done this. And to make it worse I turned down plans with SG to be with him I'm starting to see his true character...
    Sidechic79 Sidechic79 31-35, F 6 Responses 12 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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    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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    Hell just froze over .

    After 4 years of this , the wife got a hold of my # && called me . 😳
    Fatalattraction Fatalattraction 22-25, F 10 Responses 11 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 142 Responses Apr 9, 2012

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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 15 Responses Jun 2

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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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    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 10 Responses Feb 11

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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 72 Responses Feb 19, 2011

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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 26-30 206 Responses Jul 28, 2008

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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 16 Responses Apr 19

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    Things have been really quiet

    for the last month. We don't talk about it .. We seldom do.. When he goes quiet I don't pressure him, I take the hint fast.. And stop initiating contact and he always comes back. I post more and talk about how much it bothers me and how much I second guess everything when it...
    Missmetomorrow Missmetomorrow 22-25, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Recently my mm has been complaining to me about

    his wife. He rarely ever mentioned her before but now he'll randomly text me things like "I asked my wife to do one thing for me today, wash towels so I could shower after work and she can't even do that." I really don't want to hear about how she isn't washing his towels! I don...
    RedSheep2 RedSheep2 26-30, F 10 Responses 5 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 80 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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    In just four short hours I'll be laying on his

    couch wrapped in his arms watching a movie. I can't stop smiling, I'm so excited :) :) :) :)
    RedSheep2 RedSheep2 26-30, F 3 Responses 7 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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    I am a little on the fence about how I should

    act. Hes going to a business associates wedding today thats 4 hours away and the wife is going. He had a busy day at work yesterday and last I heard from him was 1 yesterday. I have no idea when he is leaving or if they are staying overnight tonight. Im a little...
    blue963 blue963 46-50, F 5 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I know he's waiting for a reaction

    for last night. I'm so tempted to give him one but if I do he wins. Actions speak louder then words so I'm gonna disappear for the rest of the weekend. May have to turn my phone off just to be strong enough.
    Sidechic79 Sidechic79 31-35, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I haven't posted in awhile,

    because I broke it off with my mm. I have met someone else who is single, nice, funny, smart, and well-off. But it's not the same. My mm and I were "together" for 10 years, and I keep reminding myself it takes a long time to develop that depth of relationship. But I miss my mm...
    chumiloons chumiloons 41-45, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Feeling kicked int he teeth tonight.

    First said he would chat later this evening....didnt happen. He is leaving with w tomorrow for a wedding. It has felt like he has been pulling away the past few days. Just tired of the rollercoaster. Very tired. Sent me an email this evening.....for the record your a...
    blue963 blue963 46-50, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    prettygoddess prettygoddess 26-30, F 1 Response 7 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 37 Responses Jul 6, 2008

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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 22 Responses Jul 30

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    Guess he is getting the hint of cold treatment

    and cold texts.. He is so much unusual ever since he flew back. More texts and longer communication time.. I love you dr andi!!❤️❤️
    prettygoddess prettygoddess 26-30, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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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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    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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