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I Had An Affair

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    I'm new here but thought I would post.

    My H is an over the road trucker and is only home a few nights every month. I've been seeing a single guy that lives down the street from me for the past year and although we are not in love, it's a wonderful physical relationship.
    TruckersWife1984 TruckersWife1984 31-35, F 10 Responses Jun 21

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    I don't know how much longer my heart can take .

    Tired of him telling me how he has to work over everyday because of the work load. Ok... I get that. Tired of him telling me how tired he is because of work. Ok.. I get that too. Tired of him not texting me at night before bed. Excuse: I'm sorry. I fell asleep. Been really...
    js1276 js1276 41-45, F 9 Responses Jun 23

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    Does anyone has good resources

    for forgiveness? I am having a hard time forgiving....
    HurtsEverywhere HurtsEverywhere 31-35, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    So we are making plans

    for Saturday night. Not holding my breath, not hoping, not counting on it. I don't want to set myself up for disappointment . If it goes through, I'll be happy .
    js1276 js1276 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I feel so helpless and there is nothing I can

    do about it. We are still together. It's just the changes I can't deal with. I've been on edge and I hate that feeling in my stomach everyday that something still isn't right even after all the reassurance . Haven't hardly slept for 2 days and crying my self to sleep. I...
    js1276 js1276 41-45, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    The heat of summer seems to bring the memories

    of her out more often. It was long ago and there's no doubt in my mind she doesn't miss me like I do her. I miss the magic, the feelings, the infatuation, the closeness, smiles, laughter, the connection. She was my greatest mistake. For my punishment I assume I will forever...
    idleheart idleheart 31-35, M 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    Shocking Love Affair

    I must confess something here that I thought, I would never ever talk about in my life. But I have to admit, I had an affair. Yes I did, and now I have to live with it for the rest of my life. Here's my shocking story..... About two weeks ago, I cheated on my true love...I...
    LongLiveRockAndRoll LongLiveRockAndRoll 26-30, M 29 Responses Jun 25, 2012

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    well it's the day after,

    I was wondering if the new guy would still be interested in continuing wherever it is we have or if it was a one time thing. he's not gone outside of his marriage before either. we messaged like usual today, just light conversation with flirtation. nice to see it didn't change
    redpelican7 redpelican7 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Today, urged on by an EP friend,

    I deleted the Hotmail account that I had used exclusively, off and on, to correspond with my OW between 2006 and 2013. In there were the early love notes when we were exploring the possibility of crossing the line. I also kept some sad ones from the times that we were apart at...
    Wilbury Wilbury 46-50, M 20 Responses Jan 15, 2014

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    Dear Haters: I would like to give you an

    insight of a person that is currently involved in having an affair and giving this insight might give you a different opinion of us...might not agree with our actions but never judge someone before you know the entire story....so here it goes... We are human...we are daughters...
    excessbaggage excessbaggage 41-45, F 37 Responses Sep 16, 2014

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    So 1 week ago my Ap told me his wife was

    looking through the cell phone bill and was asking why so many texts on there. Then they ended up fighting . He hates her but anyways that's besides the point. So he tells me about this app called whatsapp . I downloaded it. Said it is secure and she will not find out about...
    js1276 js1276 41-45, F 7 Responses Jun 19

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    This is for all of the recent posts of having

    gone NC. Applause to us that have chosen to end, where the affair became toxic and the joys of being on the journey were gone. NC is hard. Each day gets easier...some days you take a step back but keep moving forward. I am almost one year out of a 3.5 year affair that really...
    pencruz pencruz 51-55, F 10 Responses Jun 19

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    Dear Jonathan And Our Two Children.....i'm So Sorry.

    Tomorrow 01/13/13 is the1 year anniversary of my relationship with the man I'm having an affair with, the man I compromised my entire life for, the man I chose over my family when I got caught 6 months ago, and the man I currently live with today. And 1 year ago tomorrow I...
    Annie3321 Annie3321 26-30, F 85 Responses Jan 12, 2013

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    It's been over for a year.

    The toughest year in my adult life. I believe like everyone, I have an innate emotional intelligence that will direct me to my personal bliss. The affair woke me up to passion, like nothing else has ever done before. I'm more empathic, less judgmental & more open minded than...
    marmelade marmelade 51-55, F 13 Responses May 27, 2014

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    He's a drunk. He woke up at 8pm thinking it

    was morning. He showered and got dressed for work. I watched the entire freak show.. So sad. I need to get out of this marriage. It's toxic. He's crazy one minute then loving the next. It's insane. Having the affair was an escape... I'm a coward. I took the...
    Differentforever Differentforever 46-50, F 36 Responses Jun 4

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    My Husband's Best Freind

    I t was exactly 1 yr ago. I was so depressed and ready to give up on ever being happy. My husband at the time was being very emotionally and verbally abusive. I got an e-mail from my husband's best freind. He was wondering how we were doing, and needed to talk. He had just split...
    hotandcuddly hotandcuddly 51-55, F 43 Responses Sep 1, 2011

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    I am married with kids,

    he is also married with kids. Going on since last November. I'm addicted to him and our trysts. I tried to end it on numerous occasions because I know it is morally wrong. Obviously that didn't last. I love what we have and love him too. It will never happen between us...
    SexyMomma37 SexyMomma37 36-40, F 16 Responses Mar 13, 2014

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    It's officially over!

    I saw his true side and I finally was strong enough to end it. I am hurting but relieved at the same time. This has definitely been a learning experience for me. :( I know in time I will get stronger each and everyday. Thank you to all to my EP friends for your support and...
    Cheeks2014 Cheeks2014 36-40, F 25 Responses Jan 19, 2014

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    I have come full circle with my affair.

    .. This was the most beautiful yet unhealthiest relationship I have ever engaged in.... I trashed my self esteem, my morals and my heart for this relationship. I loved with every fiber in my body and every cell of my brain yet I was slowly reduced to a friend with no possibility...
    marmelade marmelade 51-55, F 9 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    It was just sex. That is what the plan was

    anyway. We are both married, and yes, I know it's awful of us to seek comfort in each other, but we did. The first time we met for sex I was so nervous that I accidently locked my keys in my car. He had to call AAA to come open it for me. That sucked, but we still managed to...
    klady23 klady23 26-30, F 29 Responses Feb 23

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    Im feeling annoyed, upset,

    offended, resentful, disappointed, discouraged, powerless, doubtful, uncertain, perplexed, hesitant, unbelieving, sceptical, unsure, uneasy, empty, pathetic, tragic, reserved, weary, cold, tormented, anger, rejected...........all of these unpleasant feelings i still have some...
    katness99 katness99 36-40, F 12 Responses Jun 22

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    Two Lovers, One Night.

    I'm afraid this is going to make me sound slutty. That is not really the case, i have just had weak moments in my life. I’m going to leave a lot of the mundane details out of this story to make it more interesting. This did happen several years ago but by highlighting the...
    emstioy emstioy 46-50, F 67 Responses Jan 8, 2012

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    Happy Father's Day to you.

    You love your son. He means more to you in the world than anything else. Your face lights up when you receive his call or talk about him. I feel like such a horrible person, trying to steal time from a little boy. I have never ask you to leave..because... It's not right. I...
    HurtsEverywhere HurtsEverywhere 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 21

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    In a dilemma... Too email

    or not to email him how I feel or wait it out ....
    js1276 js1276 41-45, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    An affair... The beginning: The best part.

    The getting to know each other, the can't get enough, the spark, the passion, the excitement, the fun, the romance, the constant communication, you won't fall in love The middle: Still passionate, still exciting, still fun, still communicating regularly, the romance is still...
    nothingbetterthanlaughing nothingbetterthanlaughing 31-35, F 15 Responses Feb 22, 2014

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    We had met and got instantly lost in a riveting

    conversation at an evening function. Looking around after a while, we noted the place had emptied. Standing alone, we were the last two people to leave. Time had stood still. We giggled and parted politely, promising to chat again soon. A month or so later, I saw you at a...
    marmelade marmelade 51-55, F 16 Responses May 6

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    It was an okay day, I saw my ex at work,

    we took a break together and i was pretty up beat, i am trying so hard to put on a straight face, i didn't get sad today. I have to believe that i can overcome anything, i will get over him. Closure helps and acceptance that it's over and it's for the best.
    Ccutler Ccutler 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I Could Help It

    It started about 4 months ago in the grocery store i caughgt a guy about 23 watching me it kind of creaped me out and excited me at the same time seeing that my husband isnt interested anymore.So i paid for my things and headed for my car. As i turned around that guy had folloed...
    imsweetenough imsweetenough 31-35, F 182 Responses Dec 30, 2011

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    Maybe you're reading this

    because you are having an affair or had one already or maybe you are thinking about doing it. I can't give advice because I have no clue. All I know is I am recovering and it's been a long recovery. I think the most surprising aspect was the emotion that came with this...
    nothingbetterthanlaughing nothingbetterthanlaughing 31-35, F 20 Responses Jan 4, 2014

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    I asked myself today,

    what did I learn from all this? The lesson for me is *Stay the heck away from a married man!* Until now, I kept convincing myself that he was separated when I met him.. his wife had a kid from another guy... she was a B and a User and a cheater.. yada yada yada. Time to fess...
    Fmina Fmina 51-55, F 40 Responses Feb 10

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    I am a father of 2 boys.

    I've been married over a decade. I am a professional with a career, home and financial security. I have loving parents, loving dog and good friends. I am able to enjoy my sports teams and hit the gym 5 days a week. I am also an addict. As nat king cole sang, some call it...
    MyThermopylae MyThermopylae 41-45, M 16 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    I don't get it. I don't get

    why am I still hung up.
    HurtsEverywhere HurtsEverywhere 31-35, F 10 Responses Jun 19

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    I hope... ...Every day

    when you wake up, you miss the good morning texts and calls we shared. ...Every night you think about how we would say " goodnight love bug." ...When you see a woman with auburn hair, you think about how you loved to wrap my curls around your fingers when we kissed. ...You...
    Urbancowgirl Urbancowgirl 36-40 12 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    I'm an affair success story.

    In a short period of time, my life took a direction that I never thought possible. I never saw it coming, did things I never thought I was ever capable of, and struggled through some turmoil...but it took my life in a direction that was best for me. This is quite long, as I'm...
    happyasever happyasever 31-35, F 7 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    Do you ever wish you could meet done of the

    friends you have made on here.....the ones who know everything about you but never judge you? We can't have these conversations with our friends (or many of them. I think we all have at least one that we trust enough to tell) ....they might judge/spill our secrets. But out...
    sallyanne44 sallyanne44 46-50, F 17 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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    What a storm in a teacup affairs really ARE.

    .. All contained within the walls of our hearts and minds, never to see the light of day. Haunting in their hidden beauty and their memorable "one liners". Covered with innuendos and lies just to have that one more hug, one more look, one more talk, one more kiss, then one more...
    marmelade marmelade 51-55, F 24 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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    It was a year ago today

    that you found out. I will remember that day forever, you were so mad, I have never seen you that mad. I still could see the love for me behind those sad eyes when you told me to leave. That was the hardest thing you have ever had to do. You told everybody we knew. The anxiety...
    DannysSong DannysSong 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    with a married man that ended tragically.

    I was left devastated, hurt, confused and an empty shell of a woman. All that I ever wanted in life was to be successful at any and everything I touched. I have a great career, loving family and a few close friends. I thought my life was content but needed a loving partner to...
    Hunniebae Hunniebae 26-30, F 11 Responses Apr 1

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    I had sex with a man that's not my husband

    tonight. that's a first for me. I should be feeling guilty right now, but a little happiness goes a long way. I'm not going to leave my husband and he's not going to leave his wife, we just wanted the physical attention.
    redpelican7 redpelican7 31-35, F 18 Responses 5 days ago

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    More Like, 'my Affair Had Me'

    my affair did have me - for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. it chewed me up, spit me out, and i have yet to recover. we were in love, and probably still are (i definitely am) but ultimately it was my choice to end it - i didnt want to end my marriage for various reasons and knew...
    IJustWantYouToKnowWhoIAm IJustWantYouToKnowWhoIAm 31-35, F 23 Responses Dec 26, 2011

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    why do people like to call the ap women home

    wrecker??!! Come on... So sad to hear people say that.. It's ignorant, judge mental and so much more...truth is... If the home wasn't off to begin with the affair wouldn't have happened. It takes two people to make an affair work. So if anyone is a home wrecker it's the dam...
    ventingagain ventingagain 31-35, F 29 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    Dear Wife, Your husband has been cheating on

    you for 10 years with all different women, he never engaged in relationships, just sex. Until he met me. The first time it happened, I felt bad, but not really, it was only going to be that once. Of course, though, it didn't stay that way. After then we got to know each...
    nothingbetterthanlaughing nothingbetterthanlaughing 31-35, F 10 Responses Feb 13

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    Still woke up thinking of the MM.

    Even though it was Me who ended it , it still hurts just as bad. I'll always have doubts in my heart of why he did things the way he did.
    latinafairy latinafairy 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    What do you do when you don't know what you

    want? Stay in the secret relationship but my mind can't see us not together even if I think or say it. I don't know what I want anymore but being cold to him just breaks my heart but I seriously can't help it I'm just irritated with everything
    sunshineab sunshineab 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 21

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    I hate him! I hate what I allowed him to do to

    me!! I hate that I was so stupid for so long. I hate that I can't tell him so!! I ended it already. I refuse to contact him. It will only boost his ego more that I am so angry and upset with him. It's not worth it plus I don't want to risk him wanting to have me back!! I hope he...
    lovinglife11 lovinglife11 31-35, F 8 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Well.. I flat out asked him

    why he stopped texting me at night and for him to be honest with me. He said reason why is because he has been getting home late and by the time he does few things around house , eats, spends time with his kids, goes into to the other bedroom (him and his wife no longer share...
    js1276 js1276 41-45, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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