I Am the Third Wife

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 36 People

    Will I Or Won't I?

    I'm struggling with the idea of being the third wife. My significant other and I have been together for right at 2 1/2 years; I was married once for 17 years to a raging and verbally abusive alcoholic and he was married to wife number one for just shy of two years and with whom...
    drivingwithbooks drivingwithbooks
    46-50, F
    Aug 6, 2013

    I too am I 3rd wife and

    though I knew prior to marrying, I didn't know it would be THIS hard mentally & emotionally... I find myself battling and competing with his past. From visits someone HAS to bring up his past life, pictures still posted at my in laws, pictures showing up in family photos at...
    KelliPrice KelliPrice
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 16, 2015

    At An Impasse

    My fiancé of 3 months, insists on purchasing birthday & holiday gifts for his four year old to give to his mother (the ex.) This hurts me deeply because I can not have children and there were no presents for my birthday from any of his three children (4, 16, 17, teens have a...
    jipsi jipsi
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Oct 7, 2013

    Almost A Third Wife..

    . okay so this will be one of those stories everyone comments on like oh this is wrong or you need to leave him, etc. but I am engaged and very soon with be the third wife of my almost husband. We have been together for over a year now and believe it or not it feels like we have...
    meowmissy meowmissy
    31-35, F
    Jan 18, 2014

    My husbands ex does things to get me pissed at

    him and I just wish he would stop doing the stuff. -She asked him to video an event, b/c she didn't know how to use her video on her phone. But their 5year old had just told me his mommy was coming and was going to video the whole thing. He video'd but fought with me then...
    jipsi jipsi
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 2, 2014

    Emotionally Distressed

    So, distressed that I got this Shingles out of Emotional Distress. Being a Thrird wife is no joke..I felt like I am being punished for whatever mistakes my Husband has done in the past. Everything we have nowis still dragged down by the issues in the past..I want to move forward...
    SuperMomma7 SuperMomma7
    31-35
    Feb 22, 2011

    Third Wife Probs

    Obviously, I am a Third Wife or I wouldn't have joined this group. LOL. I've been with my husband now for almost 10 years. Married 2 and a half. He married his first wife at the young age of 20 (she was 19) and conceived their son on their wedding night. This came as a big...
    thirdwifesince2011 thirdwifesince2011
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 8, 2013

    To Be Or Not To Be . . . The Third Wife

    My partner is twice divorced, one kid with each ex. Each marriage lasted 4 years. The first marriage was out of pregnancy the second was rebound. He has looked at what has contributed to what he refers to as failures. He has also been engaged twice. He is 43. I have had two...
    orshouldIbe orshouldIbe
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 4, 2013

    Frustrated

    I am extrememly frustrated with being the 3rd wife right now.  I love my husband dearly but I also feel like I'm constantly having to deal with the baggage from his previous 2 marriages and it's really putting a strain on me physically and emotionally.  I'm...
    Reese3rdwife Reese3rdwife
    26-30, F
    10 Responses Jan 30, 2010

    Am I The One

    I'm sure I will sound crazy on this one. I married a great man I am the 3rd wife..there was a long term gf in the mix too . He has children from both marriages. He hired his 1st and 2nd wife to work with him before I came into the pic. I started dating him knowing that wives...
    3rdor4th 3rdor4th
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 4, 2012

    Well, I am also wife number 3.

    My husband is 46, I am only 31. He has 2 kids with wife #1 (16&11) and 1 with wife #2 (5). Wife #1 is very sweet, ambitious, practical and grounded and their relationship ended due to them growing apart, etc. Wife #2 was a rebound and I think was a bit more interested in his...
    HappyThird HappyThird
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 6, 2014

    Wife #3

    Many of us are in marriage where they come with baggage.  Mine came with two X wives and two kids.  Both Xwives still control my husband and both kids ( one from each marraige age 25 and 13 ) control my husband.  The oldest who had a baby a year ago unmarried and...
    mydogchaos mydogchaos
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 3, 2008
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