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I Had An Affair

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    After two years of random calls

    and texts from xmm, we finally met. It was friendly and sweet and had a touch of the surreal to it. I wasn't meeting him to rekindle anything, nor was he. I'm certainly not interested in anything like that after all I've been through to recover my own sanity and peace...
    marmelade marmelade 51-55, F 13 Responses May 28

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    "Very often we don’t go elsewhere

    because we are looking for another person. We go elsewhere because we are looking for another self. It isn’t so much that we want to leave the person we are with as we want to leave the person we have become." Nothing could explain the last year of my life better than this...
    AnnUrban AnnUrban 26-30, F 12 Responses Aug 20

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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 34 Responses Jun 4

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    Hi all. Here's a question

    for you all. When you have had or are having an affair, is there any expectation of the affair lasting long term forever or do both sides understand that the nature of an affair is finite with an undetermined end date (as hard as that may be to think about).
    NJBeachGuy NJBeachGuy 51-55, M 17 Responses Aug 21

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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 12 Responses May 27, 2014

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    Waking up next to my husband,

    but still feeling so alone. First thought in my head is my Ap of course. I go to bed with him on my mind, I wake up with him on my mind. I turn and look at my husband as he's sleeping and the guilt I feel for what I have done. He never deserved what I've done. I don't think he...
    IWhoAmI IWhoAmI 31-35, F 27 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    The morning dawn removes the hidden of the

    night's dark. An affair that goes no-where is an illusion that the Other Person, the MM, the AP lives. Ours is the disappointment to see the coward on day light... {Continuing the sentence, I wanted to say ... the coward who cannot make love into reality, but that opens a...
    Fmina Fmina 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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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 25 Responses Feb 23

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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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    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 21 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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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 15 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    Affair With Son In Law, Now Pregnant

    I have searched all over the web for this situation and I have yet to find anything that remotely correlates.  I lost my job a few months ago and I moved in my eldest daughter and family.  I will admit right here and now that I have always had a crush on...
    littlejon63 littlejon63 46-50 351 Responses Mar 24, 2009

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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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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    alicacc11 alicacc11 26-30, F Aug 19

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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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    Amazing what a change of environment did.

    I took an overseas job, and once I started the stint, my thoughts of him went from daily to maybe once a week or less. Fleeting thoughts mostly. The preoccupation is with finding my way in a new environment and being out of my comfort zone. I am happy that I am no longer...
    HurtsEverywhere HurtsEverywhere 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 18

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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 84 Responses Jan 12, 2013

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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 was curious if my MM still had sex with his

    wife. Especially, after he started texting me provocative texts on what he wanted to do to me and before then, when we met and I had to put up a fight although he had promised to be 'good'. And a few other befores. I was working on the friends, admittedly continuing to have...
    Fmina Fmina 51-55, F 16 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    I'm married to a wonderful man

    and have two beautiful children but I have been having an affair with a MM for over a year. It's been a tremendous experience for me, both good and bad, and I don't know if I ever want it to end. Lots to talk about sometime but just saying hi to you all for now. I'm so glad I...
    Wikedangel Wikedangel 36-40, F 16 Responses Jan 4, 2014

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    I'm hurt, sad , numb ,

    lost, confused. I ended a 2 yr affair 3 days ago. I am married and my Ap is single. I love him, am in love with him. However our relationship for the most part was TOXIC & UGLY. Omg the constant arguing his lack of respect, his controlling behavior, he hated that I was married, I...
    IWhoAmI IWhoAmI 31-35, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    so ..I as everyone else just saw the Ashley

    Madison on news...my mm is on there... I'm sorry.. I laughed so hard.. all those lies!!! what kind of an idiot am I? thank god at least I can say I've owned my part in this and that is now between him and his wife...she will fund out...she saw it in his email.. he gave her...
    Bancy918 Bancy918 51-55 3 Responses Aug 21

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    It was off and on for almost three years.

    And it was totally off for extended periods of time. But it's true what they say about the importance of No Contact (NC). Contact just started it up again every time. Well now it's off again. I never intended to leave my marriage and she's hell bent on getting out of hers. I...
    SeeMeSmirk SeeMeSmirk 41-45, M 10 Responses Aug 19

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    Feeling really excited about meeting up with a

    new MM on Friday. Well I've been with him before but he comes and goes like the wind.. It's been over 8 months... I call him Houdini.. Lol I think it's good that he's like that so I don't get attached and fall in love get deeply hurt like I did with... You guys know who...
    Differentforever Differentforever 46-50, F Aug 19

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    So I'm learning a new reality from EP.

    Getting the perspective from some of you here, especially the opposite sex really hits you like a brick. It's much needed and I thank you, no matter how painful the truth really is.
    seashaker seashaker 46-50, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Men please speak up. How are you feeling,

    thinking and coping if your affair is over? How do you justify your affair if it is not over? Do you think you can reconnect to your wife without having your affair? Do you contact your ex affair partner? What stops you if you do not? Thank you
    just2night just2night 41-45, F 15 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    70 days..still hurts.

    .still miss him..but I'm starting to be able to focus on other things..I didn't realize I had narrowed my existence do much to him..there wasn't room for anything else.. no wonder everyone else was so frustrated with me..my whole existence was on his needs...
    Bancy918 Bancy918 51-55 4 Responses Aug 19

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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 14 Responses May 6

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    So after some thought

    and review of my own experience and others I have discovered the following. If you are involved in an affair there is something major missing from your marriage. We seem willing ( especially us women) to be used by our AP for their own satisfaction even at the expense of our...
    Freedomnow01 Freedomnow01 31-35, F 16 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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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 28 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    Okay, folks, an unusual situation here.

    About a year ago I started an affair with a married man, who, like myself, longed for intimacy (not just sexual). Our marriages do not afford that and we both experience broken communication with unavailable spouses. We ended up clicking in a beautiful way, physically as well...
    Cestmoi2019 Cestmoi2019 36-40, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm about to end my 1 year relationship with my

    mm. Have not seen each other for 4 months. Confronted him about it and all I get is the same answers " I'm sorry ". I can't see you this week. I'm working late again and working the weekend again cause I have to finish my protect ". " I'm just so tired sweety". " I don't...
    js1276 js1276 41-45, F 11 Responses 1 day ago

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    My AP apparently has a new girlfriend.

    I found out from a mutual friend. I talk to him a few times a week and he acts like nothing has changed. He's screwing with my head again.
    KandyFoxx KandyFoxx 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    feeling a little heartbroken today.

    that ******* ashleymadison leak... his wife found out.. after 5 months, looks like I'll be starting some involuntary no contact time. you don't realize how much you'll miss a person til they're gone
    redpelican7 redpelican7 31-35, F 7 Responses Aug 21

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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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    I am married, so is he.

    I love my husband, I love the man I had an affair with, I'm a mess. Let me be clear, this is the first time I've done this. And I've been married over 25 years. I got married very young, had kids very young. Devoted myself to my family completely. I know I was wrong.im not...
    lolagrace90 lolagrace90 41-45, F 17 Responses Aug 22

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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 am drowning in an ocean inside,

    but I have to fake a smile to everyone on the outside. My ex ap just proposed to his girlfriend, and I am crushed...mainly because our relationship just ended recently, and he doesn't seem fazed by it at all. How can he be in the mindset for engagement after what just happened...
    broken418 broken418 22-25, F 18 Responses a week ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    earthlingcc11 earthlingcc11 26-30, F 12 hrs ago

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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 16 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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    I don't miss him. I miss corny / adorable /

    endearing / intelligent / sexy / understanding / funny / fun all wrapped into one.
    nothingbetterthanlaughing nothingbetterthanlaughing 31-35, F 1 Response 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 181 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 18 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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