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I Was the Other Woman

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    I Leave You To Be Married

    I wonder, as I am reading an email from MM and he is telling me that he just wants me. How does he still come up with those words?? We haven't seen each other for awhile yet he still feels the need. It's not as if we were ever in a place where I wanted him to leave his family...
    quietstorm48 quietstorm48 46-50, F 3 Responses May 28, 2013

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    The very first time tonight in 2 1/2 years,

    no "Good night love. See you in my dreams. I love you to Mars and back..." That really hit me when I realize it's past his bedtime. Last night was my last... Wasn't prepared for how much this hurts. God, please give me the strength to go on!
    Aisurukoto Aisurukoto 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 27

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    Ahhhh 😁😊😅 Well everyone at work was

    rooting for me and the new super hot guy at work to talk to each other , people were telling him to come talk to me and people were telling me to go up to him and talk to him ..... Lol So he knew I was interested and I assumed he was interested Well after my second break I...
    Ellen1503 Ellen1503 22-25, F 2 Responses May 23, 2014

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    Was with a guy who I really cared about.

    Asked him to be something more and he didn't want to commit. I found out he has a girlfriend. Do I contact her and tell her that her BF has been cheating?
    ctina493 ctina493 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    "I'm sorry my love...

    " parting words that both distressed and calmed my heart. Though I move forward, he wanders through my thoughts occasionally. I smile now. He was the day, and I the night. An ocean away, we gripped each other too tightly through our electric storm. A beautiful tsunami of...
    NoLightOfMyOwn NoLightOfMyOwn 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My first post in "I was".

    ..hmmm. Seems almost surreal. He found a way back in and now I'm just getting resentful. I don't want to rehash my story. If you're interested you can read my other posts. I am making some fantastic changes in my life. I mean really friggin' exciting stuff for me, and here he...
    ravenofthedark ravenofthedark 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    As people always say,

    it's a long story which ended almost 3 weeks ago. We're getting along quite well on a long distance relationship. I’m married, he lives with her girlfriend and has been cheating on her even since she became accidentally pregnant. That's 7 years ago. He shared and trusted me...
    lenamar2007 lenamar2007 31-35, F Jun 29

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    2008

    This was the year that my life truly started I believe. I was working as a private photographer and was hired by a woman to photograph her family's Christmas party. When I arrived, she was very very bitchy and expected me to do more then what she'd hired me for. Shortly after...
    FreyaQ FreyaQ 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2013

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    6 years ago. When he finally left his wife I

    thought this was it. Now we have our chance. I was very wrong and stupid. Fast forward to now we have 2.5 year old. Now I'm stuck with the real him. Selfish vindictive spiteful. Used my son against me a few times because I do not want to be with him anymore. He's a bully. These...
    nikifox nikifox 31-35 2 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    Young And Caught Under His Spell

    Never in my life have I been in love. I'm to young for that. I am a good person, I never really get into any trouble. I am helpful, loving and kind. I am a respectful young girl with a promising future. Or I was. I went to the beach this summer on the east coast to work. I got a...
    LostLittleLadyBug LostLittleLadyBug 22-25, F 25 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    I'm done!Sometimes a silent goodbye

    and disappearing without a trace is better.. I am through with all the drama..
    mySweetestMistake mySweetestMistake 31-35, F Aug 24

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    Opinion. If your ex-mm works out at the same gym

    as you, would you stop going? He's a creature of habit so he goes at the same time every night and I would be out of there before he gets there. Chances of us seeing each other would be slim and even if we did, I wouldn't care but I know it might be awkward especially if he...
    Radiantlovingwoman Radiantlovingwoman 41-45, F 3 Responses May 12

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    Question: do any of you women feel like a

    failure once it ends? Almost like he's sitting back with his wife laughing at how stupid i was for believing his lies? My Ex-mm and his wife are wealthy, successful, have two "perfect" daughters who get whatever they want and need while I live paycheck to paycheck, struggle to...
    Radiantlovingwoman Radiantlovingwoman 41-45, F 9 Responses May 5

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    I wonder if the urge to message him will ever

    go away? But screw on opening up that pandora's box again !! Almost 3 months strong
    Countrygirl3632 Countrygirl3632 18-21 Jul 17

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    Taumilynn Taumilynn 36-40 May 10

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    I have wondering where to message

    and get some thoughts on my situation and thought maybe this is the place. I don't want to be beat up at all or told I am idiot, because I am actually a very highly educated woman and believe in true love. I started building a solid friendship with a man whom I was NOT attracted...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 29

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    When will this longing

    for him go away? It has been 8 months since I saw him...5 months since our last communication... I know it is over, yet I still miss him... I cannot believe my feelings are still here...
    Dreamgirl75 Dreamgirl75 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    That's it. After nearly 3 long years of a

    roller coaster ride, ups downs, highs, lows. Lots of good times but more upset and heartbreak than you would imagine. It's over. I am set free from this situation completely. No contact no more false hopes nothing. I pick myself up and my life starts now. I will never ever be...
    CastNoShadows CastNoShadows 26-30, F 9 Responses Jul 25, 2014

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    I've stopped being the other woman over a year

    ago now but the story with this guy has not ended yet. He keeps coming back into my life and I can't seem to stop. He came back to me a few months ago. We slept together again then he tells me he's with someone. We stopped communication for a few months. That time I tried...
    stella517 stella517 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I slept with my first married man

    when I was 19. My ex boyfriend from freshman year got married to his senior year sweetheart. Two weeks into his marriage, we reconnected and slept together. I knew it couldn't last. He was a very sensual man, and I desired it so much. After two months, we ended it. We had...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 11

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    Here are things I learned

    while I was the other woman. 1. It does not look pretty from the outside. - I recently watched a movie where a man was cheating and it was hard to watch since in was in the same situation BUT it just looked bad. I felt from the wife/girlfriend, I felt for the other woman and...
    stella517 stella517 26-30, F 5 Responses May 28, 2014

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    I Want To Know?

    I never thought of myself as the other woman until recently, maybe as I am married too. I had lots of major traumas in my life and a husband of many years who does not emotionally connect with me and could not support me through the traumas. I fell in love with my MM, truly...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    I haven't posted in a while

    but I just wanted to update everyone on my situation. So it's been over 5 months since things ended and I feel good. Not to say that it was an easy 5 months, I definitely had my low point but I saw the end. Since things got exposed he broke up with his girl but I knew us getting...
    stella517 stella517 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2014

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    kathrineh kathrineh 46-50, F May 10

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    I was but now we're together.

    I'm not foolish to think of this as a happy ending but it's something. Maybe something more but alot of times it feels like less. I'm posting tonight because of something I read from one of the other lovely ladies here. "I'm tired of secret friendships". It resonated because I...
    UnchartedHeart UnchartedHeart 22-25 1 Response Jul 27

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    Being The Other Woman

    I've been reading and reading and it sadly doesn't surprise me how judgmental some people can be, but on the flip side it doesn't surprise me to see kind words and encouragement. Being the other woman is probably the hardest life experience I've ever endured, yet somehow it...
    harderthanithought harderthanithought 31-35, F 13 Responses Jul 4, 2013

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    Does it ever stop hurting?

    Can you ever get to a place where your emotions don't range from sadness to bitterness to frustration and rage within seconds? After three years and a half years I was the one to finally make a decision since he never could. I thought he would leave her for all she's done to...
    Mizzery101 Mizzery101 36-40, M 4 Responses May 31

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    it's been almost two months

    since my MM went back to his wife. I have started therapy. which I highly recommend to every woman that has ever suffered through the highs and lows of being in love with a man. I have slowly begun to heal and move on with my life. I have discovered that I was wrapped around his...
    justagirl44 justagirl44 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 10

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    No matter what happened.

    Even though he went back to his family. I still think my man is a great guy. I wish him happiness. I wish myself a new relationship with a single man soon / someday. Maybe someone like him. But single. I still miss him everyday. And i know i still love him. (Sigh) but what can...
    AtPeaceEros AtPeaceEros 31-35, F Jul 13, 2014

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    I used to be TURKEY6 previously on this board

    but I deactivated for almost a year. I was the other woman in a strange tumultuous relationship for 2 years (off and on). We haven't spoken since about July of this year after a particularly nasty fight. He called me a name that I can't accept and I retaliated by saying the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 30, 2014

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    im very confused and conflicted.

    i need support and advice. ive been NC now for 2 weeks. im proud of myself. my affair was only an emotional one. it was always intended to be physical but it is a long distance situation where we are both married with children. he was supposed to come here a few weeks ago...
    xrayedit xrayedit 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Two years ago, I became best friends with a

    married woman I would babysit/nanny for. Mid thirties, in great shape; she was like a big sister to me. We would go shopping and she would buy me clothes even. I felt she was coming on to me but didn't think much of it. Well, one day we shared a dressing room to try some new...
    emmsbody emmsbody 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 9, 2014

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    Yeah, other than my ex

    when I was 19, I don't sleep with married men long enough to be the "other woman". It's usually just the one night (or two). Not all of them are that as great in bed as they claim, anyway.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 16

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    To all other women/past other women: I am

    happy to say I've moved on. A few days ago I saw him and it was the most awkward and heartbreaking experience. I haven't seen him in months and I suddenly run into him. I was stunned naturally and I can see he was too. We just stared at each other for minute unsure of what to...
    stella517 stella517 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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    Would like the opinions

    and Im open to all opinions not just my own about LOVE, LUST and Obsession in affairs. Just curious how different people view this? Now in my opinion an affair of any sort is something like a drug. Everyone knows its bad for them and can cause considerable damage yet some get...
    SarahV6 SarahV6 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 22

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    Advice from myself to all others out there in

    similar situations - never undo no contact when you know it's totally over beyond words. Never allow that scar to be ripped open. It's not worth the pain, but not only that, the mm will never change and suddenly leave his w. Even if it's been over for months or years, it still...
    CastNoShadows CastNoShadows 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    I Was Their Nanny

    Please don't judge me, I already know I did wrong. I was 19 when I went to England to work as a nanny for a loving family in a small village. He was 39, his wife was 42. She was lovely, had a great sense of humour and just made anyone love her. She was a make up artist and went...
    isybusy isybusy 22-25, F 12 Responses Dec 23, 2012

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    I Fell Into The Trap Of A Married Man

    There is no good thing about an affair, unless you are not in love with the person. You can easily rid yourself of them. Jealousy, pain and loneliness is not worth ruining a marriage. If I could go back and change it, I definitely would. Married men just want you at first, then...
    LittleEdithBeale LittleEdithBeale 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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    One year ago today, we agreed to NC.

    I still think of him every.single.day. I know I will never again find a love so deep and passionate, but I also know I will never find a love so beautifully painful. I wonder if he knows it's been a year...
    lyrics101 lyrics101 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    Although its been almost 2 years

    since we been together last I still think of you everyday It's okay tho. I know we will most likely not be together Anytime in the future ! But hey who knows what the future holds ! I like to think your happy . But your pictures I can sense sadness in your eyes ! The same...
    ifollowmyownstar ifollowmyownstar 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 22, 2014

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    I find it all ironic.

    My MM shared with me details, thoughts, hopes and dreams he never would share with his own wife. Why? Because I'm the one who gets him and in his own words, "loved him and treated him better than his own wife or mother". When his wife found out about us the first and second...
    Mizzery101 Mizzery101 36-40, M 5 Responses Jun 13

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    Couldn't Take It Anymore...

    We met online but had so many connections it just seemed natural that our friendship developed into a relationship. I knew from the very beginning that he had a girlfriend but he always swore he was miserable with her and was going to break up with her because he loved me and...
    kzoodiana kzoodiana 36-40, F 10 Responses Feb 10, 2012

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    Newly divorced after leaving a very abusive

    relationship, I moved back to my hometown and was able to get a job through an old friend from school. During my first week there, I met him. We didn't speak a word to each other, just passed by each other in the hallway on the way to/from the break room. No words were needed...
    kitkat0216 kitkat0216 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I know from my own experience

    that married men don't always leave the wife. I am the wife. I found out two years ago my husband had an affair with some married woman that he met at our kids school. When I found out I gave my husband the option to leave. 50/50 with the kids and assets. I told him I didn't...
    Truthbetold81 Truthbetold81 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 26

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    Our Story

    I no longer live in his heart....so there is no need to wake in his world. Our story is complete. The pages are written. It is filled with love, heartache and triumph, happiness, erotic sensuality and undying emotions. It is our love story. You and me. Our breathtaking magical...
    quietstorm48 quietstorm48 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 26, 2013

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    I was the other woman unknowingly at first &

    all it got me was pain,heartache,lies,deciet,low self esteem & for my loyalty I got called every nasty name in the book & horrible things said to me for doing the right thing & ending it. I loved him unconditionally & I'll miss what we had at one time, but too much has been said...
    Lovingmyselffirst Lovingmyselffirst 36-40, F