Feb 01

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The cycle of the love affair with a married man almost always ends in broken hearts, hurt, and wasted time. Sure you have those once in a million times where the man actually leaves his wife for another, but for the most part, it is a script for adultery disaster. 

The love affair with the married man starts with a man who married for the wrong reasons and thus never truly felt fulfilled in his commitment to the wife.  They probably have kids together and that is the only bond they share.  The ideal woman for this guy is the girl who has been hurt many times by single men and is in the stage where she just wants someone to love her.  After they meet and exchange conversation, he realizes what he has been missing at home and decides to pursue his happiness with her on the side.

The married man wants to fill a void

However, filling the void may backfire on him, as the relationship may escalate from occasional lunches during work hours or early dinners disguised as “working late”, to the more intimate texting and instant messages all night long. This is hook line and sinker for the woman, as she automatically thinks, “oh, he wants to talk to me so badly that he’s risking getting caught!”, and perceives this as being put first (the one thing that women want to feel in a relationship).

By this time, she is more than likely already aware of the fact that he is unhappy in his marriage and the more time she spends with him she makes sure to plea her case as to why he should be with her instead. The man more than likely plays into this often times telling her things such as “I wish I could have met you years ago”. This makes her feel as if the only thing keeping them apart is the ring on his finger.  Unfortunately, even if she is not ready to admit it, her subconscious desire is for him to make the dream come true, and leave his wife.

Do not sleep with the married man

The worst thing to do is sleep with the married man as once the adultery is official, the dynamic of the relationship drastically changes.  The woman goes through self-esteem issues and starts to wonder why she is settling for less than what she deserves.  If the man is not a total ass, he will feel the guilt every time he looks in his wife’s eyes, and he will try to ease the guilt by taking her out on a date, or suggesting a family vacation, etc.  This in turn will make the other woman feel even more humiliated as she thought he didn’t like his wife like that.  If she expresses it, he already has his reasoning – 1) she knew he was married, and 2) he never said he was leaving his wife.

Married men do not leave their wives!!

Sure there are a few people who actually leave their wives when they have met their “soul mate”.  But for the most part, he is not leaving.  Although he gets to the point where he is saying he loves the side chick, he is usually more in love with his kids.  In a loveless marriage with small children, the kids become more of a silver lining and the focus of all the reasons to deal with the unhappiness of no sex and conversation that only revolves around household duties (“did you pay the light bill?”, “Johnny has band practice tomorrow, can you pick him up?”, etc.).  Often the fear of what others will think will not let him do it, as the man does not want to become the “bad guy” in their eyes as the daddy who left in their early years. 

The relationship has a glass ceiling

Nobody wants to be in a relationship that doesn’t grow. Building a life with someone with constant progression and growth is necessary for a healthy relationship. Just because he says he loves her does not mean that he will do what it takes to prove it to her.  The other woman can’t call him or see him when she wants to. Eventually those sneaky late night phone calls end abruptly with “I gotta go!” and a click, leaving the other woman wondering all night if his cover was blown or not, and whether or not she will hear from him after that.  She will get to the point where she must make a decision whether she would be able to deal with never being first in the man’s life, and the thought of it never progressing.

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A relationship will never flourish if built from the ground up on sneaking around, mistrust, and false hope. The other woman must think about herself and whether or not she will truly be happy with settling for being on the side. More than likely, she will not.  However, whether she settles for what he is giving her or not, nothing will fix the fact that he is not happy in his marriage and he will step out on his wife regardless. Finding someone to fill the void is much deeper than any feelings he has for the side chick.  This a cowardly way to handle the situation and nothing short of him growing a set of balls and leaving is going to change that fact.  He made the bed. For Pete’s sake, let his ass lay in it.

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  • Solid advice but if the married man knows what he is doing, this stuff will of course fall on deaf ears. Women go deaf, dumb and blind over the “what ifs” of a man they find attractive, married or not. So when the man strikes and she is smitten, judgement goes out the door and the panties drop down to the ankles. The boys know this.

    While it’s not fair to the children I always wondered why the dude is the last person to get checked whenever he runs up into some strange. The wife always calls the jump-off to bitch her out, or shows up at her job to fight then stays with the dude after minimal fall out. Hell some lucky bastards have the wife who will weather the storm just to avoid leaving the stable income, the periodic sex with spooning and the fear of the kid having a single parent or worse yet daddy issues. That’s the thing about the game, you can give the players the rulebook but they won’t read it. Great article btw.

    • Ello

      My ex-husband, who was given too many chances admittedly, is guilty of having affairs during our marriage. I never put fault solely on the woman, and kept my expressions of disappointment with my husband only. Unfortunately, the women he involved himself with believed they were going to have something more with him, and when he kept “choosing me” (I don’t say this with pride), two women couldn’t handle it and attacked me directly by posting slanderous information publicly and even going into my home while I was away, and EGGING my house. I never had any altercations with them until they inserted themselves in my life.

      The ex made the comment recently actually of “I hate that f****** c**t for what she did to us”. I’m sorry, what? Are you kidding me? I explained to him that it was HIS actions, and his responsibility for his actions in having an affair, that led to the divorce. Yes, deeply I hate the women for knowingly dating a married man, but they did not make a commitment to be with me; he did. I don’t understand how women get catty with the women… it is their man who needs to have some self-discipline and resist the temptation!!

  • nia

    i agree that women fall for the potential of a guy and not for what things really are. however, if the married man sets out to obtain a jump-off…well, he’s not quite the catch now is he? i can understand the married man who truly wants his cake and eat it too, but what i’m talking about is that scrotumless man who straddles the fence of staying or going. he’s not trying to have someone on the side and doesn’t necessarily agree with his own actions. he truly has feelings for the side chick, but his feelings will never trump what he has going on at home.

  • Why date with a married man, if you can date with a very available (single) man? How we know if the guy we are dating is married? Is he Married?

    A very simple questions but very hard to answer. This are the questions always come out of my mind every time i date a guy. ALL of us deserve to be loved and to card for by the right person who will always their in our side especially in time we need them most. We deserve a Full time and attention from them not a spare time that they can give us. We deserve a not to feel bad of our self or guilty of what had happen. We deserve a full trust and a very happy life not a life full of anxiety.

    • Hear, hear elizabeth. As a single guy it feels like a kick in the teeth when you put effort into pursuing a beautiful, lovely woman that you assume is available, only to hear that she’s taken – by a married man. Many of us have been there and the attraction turns to scorn when you learn that she’s merely some dude’s mistress. Really it’s a lose, lose for a woman to be in that situation. I like your website link, it’s a pretty cool service to catch cheaters who aren’t smooth enough to drop aliases lol.

      • Hi! Greg,

        Thanks for liking my site.

        I understand you! I can say to avoid being hurt again for the second time. The women should be wife in their choices. YES! it’s not fair to be with a women who has an affair already with a married man, but if the man is truly love that women, he can accept that women of who she was and her situation. The women should be honest also with that man on his pass.

    • nia syrah

      i think it’s also important to remember the other in the marriage as well, not just the jump off…. she/he deserves more than just part of the adulterer’s time too.. it’s really sad when there are kids involved and they are the excuse for staying… when those kids are grown and out of the house, it’s just not fair to then call it quits, as if the obligation is over, leaving that “significant” other to go back to dating after their good years have passed..


    I’m gonna comment on this as I came across this in a bit of research I’m doing Myself. I’m beginning to be involved with a married man, NO I didn’t know he was married at 1st in fact 3wks went by before I guessed it, I’m in a position now where I’m new to the state, NOT meeting viable men and when we began talking and as things moved along I’m NOT crushed by this HOWEVER on the other hand he will probably be as I’ve got things to do, people to meet, places to go and Successes to have sooo NOT payin attention busy doin My thang i don’t have time for NOTHING but what I DESIRE, now this should be a wake-up call for ALOTof people as MANY women these days don’t give no F_ _K about the married thang as men been runnin this game for years so DON’T hate bcause I’m cocky, charming and daring more than enough NOT to be engulfed in his drama as it’s ALL about ME not him, he gone give me MONEY, SEX when I want how I want and GIFTS thats what he’s here for (when I want to be bothered with him) lol DEFINITLY done flipped the script (oh PLEASE don’t give me all that you should be ashamed of yourself crap as I’m NOT, WON’T be and have a life and things to do (as i mentioned before men have been coldblooded and such for years about time a TRUE PRiNCESS with swagger moved past it and is now runnin My OWN way of doin things) peace

    • Princess you are awesome and I loved your response but I have to bring you back to earth a bit. What you are in essence doing is staying in your lane, not all married men want to wife the goomah, most of them would be happy to be used up as long as the wife doesn’t find out. I have no qualms with a woman getting hers, hell it’s 2010 and itf a man is realistic he knows that he wasn’t the only one getting his rocks off throughout life. BUT when you and he both stay in your lanes with this whole thing, the only person who loses is his wife (I know you don’t care), this means I have 0 sympathy for that dude, drain the hell out of his money if that’s your thing, karma has it in for him. Good luck and thanks for the laugh.


    @Greg Dragon: Happy New Year 2011! I’m HAPPY & PROUD to say I ridded Myself of the mm….yipeee…NO MORE mm for Me! 1st of it was very decietful the way that he didn’t tell Me for a whole month (which I figured he wanted to make Me get emotionally deeply involved to the point where I couldn’t do without him (SIKE NOT HAPPENING!)

    This incident left a TRULY bad tasted in My mind about how slick men can be, so now that I’m I’m now Positively dating SINGLE men ONLY! I do ask UP FRONT are you married? I’ve learned mm take off their rings ALOT which is a DAMN SHAME! such trickery!

    So I’m in TRUE PRiNCESS form, truly ENJOYING My day to day existence, dealing with My Lifes’ realities yet in a Beautiful True Somber way (which is sooo needed). I’m making My Dreams become Prosperous realities…smile….

    Good Luck to Us All (ESPECIALLY to Us that move forward with Faith, Grace with the ability to make Our Dreams come True). I live as the PRiNCESS I was born to be (smile) peace

  • I have personally been in a relationship with a married man and I’ve gone through the same phases like most of you writing here do now. And because he left his wife and child for me and not by coincidence, but because I worked towards this goal, I want to share my story with you, all the women dating a married guy – you can read it here http://thelovepr.com/books.html

    Good luck 🙂

  • a wife

    Oh god, did any one who is cheating realize the court systems take this into account, they know it’s potentially “emotionally abusive” when a cheating married man tries to get his children in a divorce hearing. A lot of times a wife “knows” already and doesn’t have proof. But the things she says in court “are red flags” and it rolls it her direction.??? Men who actually leave their wives and kid it’s because him and his wife are fighting over the fact he may be cheating. The damage that gets done is LONG TERM. I recommend not seeing a married man. The romance dream breaks when you have to deal with “REAL LIFE!!!!”. P.s. he’s not going to tell his mistress it was his wife that told him to “GET OUT” That would be breaking his pride, and the reason why he’s cheating to begin with is because of pride and insecurities. Seeing your mistress doesn’t help him. Hes needs a psychiatrist. You cannot help him “get over it”. You cannot “save” him. He needs real help, and a mistress adding fuel to a fire makes things worse, cruel, and destructive. That’s why it’s a big deal, it truelly HURTS people involved for a long, long, time. It’s emotionally, physically, and financially cruel.

  • a wife

    p.s. The best thing a wife can do in a cheating situation is to let them “have each other”. It’s the best revenge. He wont torture his wife anymore, he’ll torture the mistress, Her “idiotic” opinions (which usually are on another planet, because that’s where she’s living) won’t come out of his mouth anymore at home, and she’ll be giving him her “idiotic” opinions to him only. It’s salvation, and it doesn’t last “GUARANTEED”. 🙂 GET that fellow married women, it’s a gurantee….. Gurantee…Now you can finally laugh for the first time, in a long time….Or another way is to tell him what a horrible, horrible wife you were to him (after he’s moved in with the mistress), invite him over to “talk”. Get him naked and take a pic. LOL Cause he will come over GUARANTEED. lol

  • flowerlady

    I too was unknowingly a mistress. Although I had my suspicions, and I asked if he was married and he said no, I later found out that his meaning was that the marriage itself was over not the paperwork. He stayed in my life for two years as the best source of emotional suport I’ve lived to experience which enable me to fall in love with him. I tried and even he tried numerous times to end things but one of us came back each time. Needless to say, a confession soon came about to me as the wife caught wind of us and was ended abruptly. There was closure needed and things to be said and we met again one last time, which was followed by a raged threatening phone call from the wife afterwards. My thoughts are- can’t the wife see that there mustve been something not there within the marriage for him to do this? I don’t feel bad because I did not know, I don’t feel bad for her because she is stupid enough to blame me and not her husband and somehow still wants him? Not sure if a story or the truth, but what I saw in the end is an unhappy man because he is married to someone whom only cares about what he has financially to offer him and a man that simply needs to be loved. Does she really think he loves her if he is cheating? All I can do is step out of the way and hope he either finds happiness with her or builds the courage enough to leave for his own good. I think not all men are scumbags that stay with these leaches, I think alot are in it because they will loose everything they have worked thier lives for.





    • taylort

      UR CRAy wuttever he told u ABOUT being unhappy n HOW she was there for his mo.et n he would lose everything..it was all a lie so he don’t get slapped n Ur so dumb to believe him after all that hes lied to u U REALLY think he would go out of his way to sneak around n hide u if he was so unhappy? U think he’s wife would tale the time to call you infuriated if all that was true?? ..U think u would have lost contact woth u?n that he would try to work it out ?its all bull n he will never tell u the truth that u were a booty call as long as u believe everything he says if u WERE wise n he could she u weren’t stupid he would of Benn straight out n seen if us b ok with these booty calls n sneaking around n if u said no he would of moved on.

  • ron

    When you date someone who will always belong to someone else.you’re asking for Big trouble.I always think what the other person will do if you are discovered.Not good,just think of what you would like to do to the person who’s boinking your spouse.Not good,so think twice about going down that bumpy road.There’s too many single people out there to risk your health messing with a married one.

  • ron

    If you get involved with a married person, All that will happen will be heartbreak ,let down ,and all along the way frustration.Save yourself Alot of time and effort.You can avoid all this drama by just pursuing a single person instead.

  • Maria

    I think being a mistress is overly romanticized. Everything you have written in your article is true for the majority (out of the many affairs I know of, only two became a long term relationship) of affairs. I have seen many men (and a few women) cheat on their spouse with either one or numerous partners. And what does this say about the men? That they are cowards, losers, men of low moral standings and are weak pathetic creatures. What is appealing about this? The man is obviously selfish if he is seeking pleasure from other women. And don’t even try to shoot the crap by thinking “Well, he’s in a miserable relationship, sooo, it shouldn’t matter much if he is just trying to find some who can make him happy.” If this man is a real man, he would have respect. Not only for his wife but his mistress. If you are the mistress, you are the hoe. Bitch I do not care if he found you in some high class bar sipping your fruity cocktail. You are a hoe. A high class hoe. But a hoe. He does not give you his full commitment. You may say you are only doing this for yourself, but who are you kidding? You don’t think this cheater is willing to manipulate you for his own pleasures? Is he not already f*cking with his wife?

    Love PR, I looked at your website. I didn’t read your dumbass book, but I looked at your website. Any woman wanting a man to dump his wife for her, not because she loves him, but because she is “curious in seeing what limits” she can push (translating t: I want to boost my ego by getting a married man to leave his wife and 9-year old daughter for my selfish ass) is beyond disgusting and dirty and I hope there is only a minority of people like you (or no one like you sounds even better).

    And PRiNCESS, honey, I loved what you said. Not only men, but women will lie straight up to you to get what they want. People are selfish, and I hope you drained the bastard of his money (or at least got something shiny out of him).

    I just want people to know, I have never been cheated on (to my knowledge), but family members of mine have had affairs and what it has done to their wives is just sad. Before you become a mistress or continue your relationship as one, please, remember that you are not only screwing around with your own emotions and your own life or the man’s wife’s, you are screwing with the emotions and life of his children, family members, friends and everyone else’s he is connected too. Affairs are unnecesary hurt.

    • Nia Syrah

      Thanks for the comment Maria..it’s very insightful..AND, gave me a reason to go to that website for a good laugh..

      Really, Love PR?? Seriously?? So a chick is supposed to work to take a man from his wife while not knowing him very well, then move in with dude to see where it goes?!? Lol.. In the words of Antoine Dobson, you are so dumb..you are really dumb, for real!

  • Blonde girl

    This article was short but dead on… It actually helped me end what should have never started. I never thought in a million years I would put myself in this situation, but I did. I knew he was unhappily married, and the more time we spent together talking the faster we fell in love.
    Loneliness brought us together, and we had a connection like I’ve never felt before, and I knew it was wrong but tried to convince myself it was okay if we didn’t get caught. I couldn’t do it. Over time I realized how unfair it was that I loved him, but had to hide. I couldn’t call him, be seen in public together, it was awful.
    When he told me his wife wanted to do whatever it took to make their marriage work I felt like crap… Here I was stepping into a marriage he was never going to leave, and this poor woman loved him and had no idea, and that’s not the person I wanted to be….
    Best of luck to everyone if it happens, its hard to leave but you have too!! Ive tried several times, and the last one was final. He keeps calling to tell me he loves me and is unhappy, but it’s up to him to fix it, not me hurting myself and others to make him happy. No way.

    • Nia Syrah

      Thanks so much for reading Blonde.. It was written from experience and I, too, had to get out.. We tell ourselves that the love we feel for each other is what’s important and convince ourselves it’s okay, but the way we feel inside is what’s true. Nobody deserves to feel less than they are worth and it’s not fair to ALL involved.
      Im so glad i was able to help u end it, and I wanted to tell u that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Once you get negativity out, you make room for good stuff.. My situation ended in July 2009.. Shortly after that, I started dating a great man and we’ve been together ever since..

  • Raven

    Not all cases follow the above scenario. I started dating a supposed divorced man who told me he was still responsible for caring for his ex who lived with him but they have seperate bedrooms, do not speak to one another unless regarding the children and that she wears a scarf (muslim) around him at all times. they have been living like this 2 years and yes i’ve seen the seperate bedrooms. This “seperation” is something he thought qualified as divorce but 4 months into the relationship, i informed him it was not. So he sat down with her and their parnts requesting a divorce, and his parents and wife told him it was unacceptable and that he’s stuck. He wishes to leave her, but she speaks no english, cant drive, and he’s the sole provider. If he leaves her, his family would basically dissown him as they love her very much and do not allow divorce in his family. He’s been spending every hour of the day with me for a year now and only goes home to sleep (i’ve seen his bedroom; it is seperate from hers). Only once in this year did she ever call him when he was with me only to get a computer password. I have 100% of his attention and love. And yes, its true that children are the silver lining or he’d be living with me in an instant. The only question now is where to from here? Is it even possible to set something like this right? The 2 of them still wouldnt be 2gether as a couple even if i werent in the picture.
    I dont understand how people can be ok with their kids being in an environment where mom and dad obviously dont love each other. Dont kids want to see their parents happy too?

    • Bibi

      I totally agree with you, this article is strongly blind to the complex Web of relationships that exists to support people in different ways. It lacks appreciation of cultural dynamics that exist. Most cultures permit dating across board even though they may claim not to anymore considering perverse religious doctrine. The issue here may be cheating or pretense which clearly goes beyond being married or not. These days, a faithful man or woman in the ideal perspective is a rare find, whether married or single. Hence, sexual faithfulness should not be the yardstick for measuring a good relationship. Many other things count, and it is left for each one to decide what’s most important. Every relationship ends. Counting on how long people lasted together can be a dumb way to measure. Not everyone wants a life time relationship, what counts is how impactful was that relationship to taking you to the next level relatively.

  • M. Mofokeng

    is it really as simple as reading this article and the commentary appear to suggest? Isn’t everyone’s experience unique? Women students in a class I teach made comments that I found a bit shocking. They stated that women cheat as much or more than men. It is just that society’s lens finds judging men more convenient in this particular instance. Women also are much better at covering affairs than men are. But they were unanimous about their views that men are just easier targets to put the blame on.

    Why did so many cultures practice polygamy for centuries? Was it because they were oppressing women? Abusing women? Being greedy? Or was it part of an economic system that extended the family and ensured greater security (financial and physical)? Why is monogamy preferable when 48% of married Americans are likely candidates for divorce?

    Is it really wrong to stay in a marriage if it ensures that the children will be shielded from the ramifications of divorce? Is it wrong for a married woman to seek intimacy with a man if her husband is unable to offer that intimacy she seeks? Is the only solution to leave him or live a life of celibacy? What if she DOES love him but does not wish to live a celibate life? Does she have to just suck it up and live with it or cut it off and look for what she wants elsewhere?

    Every individual involved in such relationships has a personal reason and for us to judge based on OUR experiences sounds a bit harsh and disrespectful of their unique experiences. Not all are about players, dogs and so on. Someone suggested that was a reason so many men go on the down-low. Is that really preferable to “cheating”, divorce, or polygamy? What if the relationship between “cheaters” is about fulfilling the unfulfilled part and it is mutually satisfying without it being demanding or more than either is able to give? Who are we to judge folks who willingly and knowingly enter such unions? Why is it wrong or criminal to seek a “plug in” for a sexless marriage? If a man or woman is unable to have sex for some reason or another, does that automatically mean their spouse is doomed to celibacy? Is the only solution to this divorce, down-lowing or prostitution?

    Why is it okay for the French to have lovers and mistresses but not so in America? Why is divorce lower in France than in America? Maybe it is a lot more complex and maybe it is something worthy of more intensive scientific study than our knee jerk reactions.

    • Lolita

      I think if two consenting adults develop a friendship, it doesn’t matter if one of them is married. Marriage is a life long commitment and has nothing to do with sex. It is there to provide mutual companionship based on common financial and social goals, liking creating and raising productive contributing members of society. It is unrealistic to believe that intelligent human beings will never again share common interest with another human being or member of the opposite sex for the next 10, 20, 30, 40, or even 50 years of their life. The ‘mistress’ is just one of many people that married man or married woman share a moment or period in life with. It is not supposed to be permanent, and no person that builds a relationship, whether platonic or sexual, should never, ever want to end someone’s marriage or destroy their family. But, I do not believe we should limit our encounters to only single people, or that all married people are off limits.. We are only on earth for a limited amount of time, so whoever the universe sends into your life, experience the moment in whatever form it takes. Just please manage your expectations and your emotions, and if you really love the other person, you should try to inspire them to be the best husband, wife, parent, human being they can be. Love them because you love them, not because you want them to marry you. Be a real friend. Be empathetic to challenges they are facing in their marriage. Learn from them. Help them. Enjoy the lust, and the attention. Just manage your expectations. If you’re messing with a married person, you’re an adult. Act like it. You’ve had your heart broken before, so just like the married person is trying to fill a void, the mistress is trying to fill a void. Enjoy life, don’t be messy, and when it’s time for it to end let it go. If you really loved the person, you always will. And once you heal, you will be able to understand the value or lesson this relationship bought into your life. No one is a loser, or a scumbag, or a whore. Just a human being that went along with what the universe presented them.

      • duck

        best post ever

  • babiedawl

    This article hit home for me. i got involved with a married man a few months back. He did a great job painting the set for me about how unhappy he was. Hed wake up early and come home late. Hed made excuses to work on the weekends. Every chance he got he was out. After we started messing around, he started to feel guilty. He started leaving work early to be home with her. he even took some vacation time claiming it was for the kids. This article hit it dead on when it said, “married men dont leave! They are more in love with their kids than anything!” he will never leave those kids, and what kind of woman am I If I ask him to? It doesn’t madder what I mean to him. It madders what those kids mean, and theres nothing she can do to separate him from them.

  • three years

    i was onilne trying to find help . ive been involved with a married man for three years. and now my emotions have gotten the best of me. ive fallen in love with someone i can not have. i need to leave but its a drug and he says he can not say goodbye to me either. im really in need of help to stop the addiction of this man. ive heard everyone tell me what to do and im still not ready to pull the bandaide off but i need more to just quit.

  • This is why people need to take the time to see who they are getting involved with before they get their feelings caught up. If a man tells you early on that he is married there is nothing left to discuss. Deuces playa….. It is only a desperate, needy woman with low self esteem that would continue a relationship with someone who is clearly unavailable. Ladies get some therapy learn SELF love and how to live without the attachment of someone elses man.

    @Maria I love your post and think you are spot on

  • Judy Whitney-Davis

    The irony of all of this is that most men will leave a wife for a mistress, if given a chance. But remember the Old adage; if he will cheat with you, he will cheat ON you. How do I know? After my divorce, I became the “other woman” for a while! I got a dark satisfaction knowing that the mistress he left me for was getting the same treatment I lived through! But after a while, I grew up and gave him his final walking papers. I went on with my life. I saw the woman recently; shelooks worn and angry. I’ve lost weight, discovered a new career, and discovered that my life was better without a man who didn’t see my love and beauty.

  • Ladies…Ladies…Ladies…u all get caught up n the game. Take notes from an old schooler…don’t play the game, play the playa. U always win walking away with the last laugh. It’s 2 deep 2 go n2 but trust me u will always win and his feelings are the only ones hurt because he can’t believe he was taken so fast. Remember u are the game so u set the rules because men are so naive

  • Sandy

    I’m a wife who has just survived her husband’s affair. I think mistresses haven’t a clue what really happens when the man is cheating. They think he is unhappy at home and he can’t leave because of the kids. That’s what he tells you so you don’t know he’s a total a**hole. In my case, the mistress believed the same thing. But unfortunately it wasn’t true. I left my husband for a year and during the entire year he was at my house every single day. I thought he just wanted to see his kids but 99% of the time he would send them to bed because he only wanted to spend time talking to me, dining out, theatre etc. I also offered him to take his kids and live with them and the mistress and he refused. Obviously the mistress believed he was coming to my house for his kids only, yet he was coming to see me even though we were not sleeping together, not for his lack of trying though. During the separation we became friends again and he admitted to me in an unguarded moment that most men do not cheat because they don’t want their wives. He said that in his opinion, men cheat because of opportunity. If a woman is willing they go for it. I thought he was lying until I had several people including his best friend’s wife (my darling spy) telling me that since we separated he had lost interest in the mistress and was avoiding her and suddenly she wasn’t his type. Anyway after a year of him pleading to come home to try again I gave in. My point is, mistresses must stop believing that they hold the key to happiness over married men. If he is telling you he can’t leave for the kids, chances are he is lying. The fable about the unhappy marriage and love for kids is just to save face. If you don’t believe it, ask the mistresses who have given ultimatums and they will tell you what happens. When a man is with a mistress, they spend stolen moments together so it’s an unreal fantasy. The mistress knows he is only with her for a short time so she keeps everything perfectly waxed and pretty & is on her best behavior at all times. But let the two of them actually live together & the facade on both sides quickly fades as reality sets in. Of course I am still suffering from the aftermath (thoughts of the betrayal etc.) but I feel more sorry for the mistress who he snarled at in our final confrontation: “I don’t want you. I am not staying for my kids. I want my wife. She is my very existence. You were just a body. Yes I know I told you I loved you… I lied.”

    • none

      I have to leave a comment with all respect. Not all man choose the wife ,because we love her…choosing the wife over the mistress or the lover does not mean that we didn’t love them to begin with. It’s not like taking off a pair of pants and putting on another. Marriage comes with baggage , car’s , mortgage , friends and family…the only thing that bonds us to a mistress is the feeling… the love can be their for them, but it’s much harder to face everything else that comes with the wife.. so call us cowards. I loved, loved the mistress. My it took me a long time to build my reputation, plus my wife couldn’t make it on her own, my mistress would be better off without me… she will be shattered, but will pick up her pieces and go on. My wife wouldn’t be able to do that…Everybody here seems to blame mistress…the married man is the one who made vows to his wife ..not the mistress.

      • Anonymous

        You say “my wife couldn’t make it on her own, my mistress will be able to go on, she’ll pick up the pieces..” But I actually think you are being quite wrong to your wife – doesn’t she deserve to experience the same kind of feelings and love (that u felt with your mistress) with someone else? isn’t it a bit selfish that you just want her to be happy with you?
        And what about the mistress? You say she’ll pick up her pieces and go on, but actually she may always wonder what was wrong with her personality/what she did wrong to feel that despite the feelings you shared so deeply, you still chose your wife over her.
        And if she realises you were a wimp, I think she’ll feel angry with you – it was ok to hurt her weren’t it but not your wife? When in truth mate, it probably has been harder for the mistress to get over things. Some have just been so hurt in their past they pretend they will get over it or act tough when in reality, she may be spending every day curled in a ball wishing she could just die to get rid of the pain. The hurt may stay with her for years and years, wheras your wife, yes it would have killed her too, but at least she would have the chance of healing if she met someone else with a deeper connection. The mistress may just settle now for someone and never properly get over it. There’s no excuse for being a coward. We get one life mate, one life, let your wife find someone who she deserves, we all have to hurt people some times, and sometimes it has to be done because you love her and want that for her. Get some balls!

    • Anonymous

      And what are you – a doormat? He is going to continue to see other women. Probably YOU don’t know what happened. Probably the mistress got sick of the situation. If your husband is having affairs he doesn’t respect you or fully love you and your marriage is not right. I would get on with my life without the drama where you are trying to justify his actions with stupid reasons. He doesn’t love you enough! Women who have cheating husband’s need to wake up and get the hell out ofthere. Ewww ho that you have your std checks done regulary. Hes prob doing it at lunchtime as most affairs happen then — not after work!


    Am currently dating a MM, after a break up with my ex bf and lots of Family issues, I met dis guy on a social media, we strted talkn regularly, he calls and bbm, den I askd him if he was married nd he said yes, also asked if he has a kid, and told me he has a son, by then I had fallen for him, he showed me love nd care bcuz. I was emotionally drained. He asked me out and I told him yes. We became sexually Active, he’s very good in bed, he provides for me financially, bcuz am nt yet wrking, he enrolled me in a project mgt training nd so many more things, he advises me. I like him but I know it wld work out, so I see it as for the benefits that’s all and the care. I told him that our rlthnship shld nt affect his marriage bcuz I don’t want to b d cause of any marital issue. We are very carefull In what we are doing. In summary I am not dating him to break his family but for d benefits, sex, lots of money, advises,care and love and I know it wld nt last anywayz. P.S – we strted datind ad sex nothing less than twice in a week and have gone for a weekend together.

    • Nia Syrah

      Thanks for the response Sylvee.. Although, the article was written from a standpoint of wanting an actual relationship with the man… You seem to be content with what appears to be whoring yourself out for your money and benefits and whatnot.. If cat is rich enough to do all that, it has nothing to do with you being special to him.. You are a willing participant in his quest for ass outside the marriage so do you (and him I guess)… And like most men, hes doing what he has to do in order to get it no less than twice a week… Maybe when it’s all over you can pick your self esteem up off the floor and work on getting past those family and emotional issues….

      • Disgusting

        You are a whore.your parents would be ashamed of you.

    • McThick

      How about you learn to type like an adult. Perhaps that will help you to not be such a (** NO NAME CALLING! **).

  • ron

    Bottom line is if your spouse has cheating on you before, you have someone you can’t trust or believe.Then it’s up to you weather or not you want to continue living, and staying married to that person.Just don’t be surprised when it happens again.Because it will,especially if you stayed with him/her .They will do it again because you didn’t leave him/or her.You know a zebra can’t change it’s stripes.So don’t be surprised, expect it to happen again.People don’t change their behaviors just because they get caught.They just learn how to be sneakier and better liers.I just hope you don’t catch something else they can infect you with.STD’s are real and can really ruin your day.

  • Debi

    I met a married man a year and a half ago. I DID NOT KNOW at first that He was married…I fell hard and fast for this man. We talked for 2 months online before meeting… I dated him several times and then he told me he was married. I kicked him out of my house and my life. Unfortunately, I was already totally in love with him. I called him and told him that if he really loved me he needed to separate from his wife. he did it. Then there was the lies and trying to keep his house and the waffling back and forth. He had a lot of financial security and material things. He moved in with me and started telling me he desired to marry me. He left me a few times and I was foolish and took him back..lol love SUCKS with someone who is not available.. What an idiot I was.
    Breaking off with him was so difficult . He cam crawling back after leaving this past April . he sent me a dozen roses, danced with me in the rain and took unofficial vows with me. He has had zero contact with his soon ex.. so he claims. He lives here with me and is still forwarding things to his lawyer to settle his divorce. Trusting him is virtually impossible. I love this man completely. For the most part we get along fantastic.. hes quite OCD and IM more laid back and quick tempered. Im waiting for him to bolt again and when he does I will not leave a door open for him. So far he is still here but I fear every day he will leave… my advise? DONT ever date a married man or aman going through a divorce ! If I could do this again Id say Goodbye immediately and never have sex with the guy.
    He is still here and claims he loves me. he calls me his wife.. I have no ring on my finger and I only hear his empty promises. Im giving him 3 more weeks to complete his negotiations.. if he is not done Im breaking things off…

  • Meroujan

    I would like to say that this is a difficult topic but it REALLY IS NOT!!
    Just don’t do it!!
    I don’t want to be cruel to people who are in this situation but me being cruel does not make what you are doing OK!!
    Seriously.. in what world would a situation like this ever end well for ANYONE???
    Even if you get the man to marry you what makes you think he will not get bored of you as the years go by and do the same thing with somebody else…
    now think how you would feel about that other woman trying to steal away your husband.. would it feel good?

    A person does not just marry and have children for fun..
    what makes you think that whatever you have with him or her is stronger than that marriage bond with children involved…
    Seriously… a topic like this really annoys me.
    Are people purely driven by their hormones or something??
    Just remember that lust comes and goes.
    Love takes time and cannot be found starting from a basis of lies…

    Comon people… I understand fulfilling human urges but there are other ways to take care of those needs without having a mistress or on the flip side having to date a married person to find extra exictement in lust. And if you don’t know the person is married at first that’s ok, but the second you find out that is your cue to leave… why would you stay? you are inlove? love cannot exist when a relationship is founded on a lie..

    And yes you might say, but love takes time and you were not inlove yet when the person lied to you. So?…
    A person who is OK with lying like that on the first day isnt exactly the type of person who will stop lying or even have a problem with lying once YOU have found him/her…

    And if you have just found out and did not know before. Don’t try to justify your actions on sites like these, get your friends to help you emotionally to onvercome this situation and put it behind you. Don’t indulge yourselves in fantasy, thinking that your situation is different to the millions of other adultary cases which end up in divorce, loss of children supervision, depression and in some cases violence.

    This has happened since the beginning of time and romanticising it is a HUGE part of the problem.. Weight out the pro’s and con’s of the relationship honestly and any rational mind will realise that it is not worth it.
    I know it is easy to fool oneself into thinking your situation is different but that is what everyone says.
    just look at all the similar cases and use your willpower to get out!

  • Blonde Girl

    Oh wow. Sadly to say i am the same Blonde Girl that posted in febuary and wow this is quite an eye opener seeing my post from 8 months ago!!
    I tried to leave then and 100 times since, but my married man is quite the talker and i guess im just too blind or too weak to not put a stop to it once and for all.
    Dont do this to yourselves ladies, please!! Its emotional warfare where the game isnt fair and there arent even any rules. You have no control and you lose.
    Love just isnt enough, trust me. I live my mm deeply, and him me, but there is no future to be built on sneaking around and hiding. Call him on his bluff and see what happens. You dream he will step up and confess his live for you but he wont- he will deny you and find excuse after excuse to stay with the wife he claims not to love.
    I am in it, and keeping myself sane by playing my own game, taking care of myself and not limiting my future to just him anymore. I did for a long time and it got me nowhere, so now im stepping up for myself, and if he doesnt like it then he can leave me. Its a vicious cycle that i wish i never got involved in!!!!!

    • Nia

      hey blonde.. i know i’m late with my response so i hope this email finds you single and still coping. i know where you are and can only promise you it will get better.. but you HAVE TO stick to your guns.. you have to treat this like death and actually mourn the relationship in a sense.. you absolutely cannot be friends with this guy (what for??) or else you are guaranteed to slide back into old bad habits.. do you have friends that were aware of your situation? if so – bury yourself in activities with them.. get a hobby.. fill your time with something to do other than think about the situation.. and for pete’s sake block this cat from your phone!! if you have the last word in this it will make you feel way better once the worst is over 🙂

  • three years

    i get more and more mad at myself . especially as i continue to read everyones post
    the addiction and i have an additciotn to this man and i have trouble saying no to.
    lucky for me we are not in the same state so i keep myself busy without him. but when the phone rings, the text shows up or the doorbell rings.. i melt all over again.

  • ron

    I completely agree with Meroujan .Everyone who is having an affair should read and take notice to that comment for sure.I’m guilty of having an affair with a married woman for almost 2 years.And I finally realized enough was enough.It’s a dead end and any future would have been based on lies and deception.I realized I would of ended up with someone I wouldn’t be able to trust.If she could cheat on her husband, why wouldn’t she be able to do that to me.It was very difficult to leave the situation.But you need to see reality before trying to live a fantasy.Not to mention getting caught..What would you want to do to a guy that was screwing your wife,for 2 years.I would want to inflict as much hurt upon that guy as possible.So before it went there, I needed to get out of dodge.I finally told my unfaithful married lover to get in touch with me if she ever became available.We;’ll see if that ever happens, it’s been a year since I last heard from her.Oh well, she either got another lover or mended her marriage.Not my problem anymore.I’m happy to say ,I’m involved with a single woman now.Alot less drama.

  • This will not be a popular post, I think.

    My sister was involved with a married man for 19 years, they were and are very much in love.

    At 19 years, (and his wife had, at points in the marriage, been aware of the relationship with my sister) the wife confronted him and made him leave. They quickly divorced and the man reported directly to my sister’s door and is still with her. They are happily married.

    I guess they would say it was worth it. Yes, he did stay for the children, ….and then some, apparently.

    –living in a mansion in the country.

    Thanks, -Chess

    • hanna green

      chess, i don’t believe none of that bullshit you just lied about

  • Blonde Girl

    We went from man of my dreams to mortal enemies in hours. You were all right, and i didnt listen! I thought we had something special, amazing, but when it came down to it and he had everything in place to be with me, he sweet talked me all the way up until an out of the blue text message.
    Yes text message.
    Strangers have shown me more compassion than the man i thought truly loved me, and i wouldve done anything for.
    He texted me and i will never chase a man who doesnt respect me any more than that- after doing so much for him for so long.
    My heart will never be the same- i feel crazy but i know i tried, i was honest, and he was just plain using me and lying. He has to live with that and the regret of his l choices. I love him and wish him the best, and when i recover from this trainwreck i will never- ever do this again 🙁

  • ron

    Bottom line is that if you decide to get involved with a married person you are asking for trouble and to be used.Used for sex ,companionship, to pass the time, etc.It’s not a real relationship.You only come into the picture when the married person has time to give you at their convienience.You can’t go over to their house, you have to be invisible.When you love someone, you don’t want to share them with someone else.You are hurting yourself by staying in such a foolish position.You’re putting your love life on holdMarried people that cheat want their cake and want to eat it too..Lastly your married lover is putting you in danger.If their spouse finds out about the affair YOU will be thrown under the bus.YOU will be blamed.And more than likely YOU will be the one shot because YOU will be labeled the home wrecker. Bottom line,Go get your own SINGLE lover,leave the married ones alone.

    • faith2013

      I do agree, i was a single women, didnt know of marriage til it was to late, my heart didn’t want to let go of him. He said give him time & he would leave his wife, cause he loved me.Its been 3 yrs im in the same place, always attending gatherings alone, spending holidays & birthdays alone, sleep alone, he says its getting closer to him leaving ,all that has changed is im older,wasted 3yrs, & she considers me the home wrecker. How does a wife know about the mistress this long and still stays with the husband . Allows him to b gone on weekends, not come hm during the week… And believes he at friends house…Really? Well i finally had an eye opener reading all these comments…. Its time for me to move on I DESERVE BETTER!!! If ur in a situation w/a married man…. Please get out b4 he takes more of ur time, money, love & most of all ur RESPECT for urself!!! U CANT TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS!!!!!


        aw———————————–wwwh, because it’s HER husband, and not yours, maybe you should ask yourself, how does one lay with a man who is someone elses husband and allow him to do that , THAT’S THE DAMN QUESTION

      • shoplikeadiva

        Yes, you need to leave him, but I know it’s painful. I went thru the same thing 16 years ago, the wife knew, wouldn’t leave him so I moved to another state. To this day, he still calls me! (called me last night) Everytime he calls I call her, she’s put up with it for 16 years and still hasn’t left, but NEITHER HAS HE. It’s crazy!

  • Jo Teamo

    Well, I was involved in a long term extramarital affair with Herb J, who was 26 years older and was the CFO at the company I worked for at the time. I regret it to this day. It sickens me to think about it now because he had a wife and two grown children. His daughter is only one year younger than me, Yuck! Now many yers later, it is hard to believe that this didn’t bother him during the six years we were ” together”. I guess he was addicted to the thrill and ego inflating situation of being with such a young and pretty woman. I was young, naive and a single mother- this is not an excuse-I was wrong-but I needed guidance and he was there. In retrospect, I realize now that he was the father figure that I so dearly wanted and lacked as a child but I could not see this at that time. It is now obvious that this man knew exactly the role he needed to play in order to have me as his young sex toy and if he did really love me, he wouldmhave ended it after a while..so i could find a suitable man mynage to settle down with because he was not leaving his wife. What a fool I was to allow this short, wimpy man ( who dyed his gray hair to look younger! )be the man I looked up to. It bothers me today that I did that to his wife and adult children..it was selfish, foolish and just plain wrong. I hope that they are happy today and will enjoy their soon to be 50 th wedding anniversary.
    You must think of everyone that is involved in an extramarital affair but there are always alot of lives that can be damaged. Please think it over from the ” other family’s” perspective and see the man or woman for who they truelly are…..it is plain to see, just look at the situation that the person is working so hard at willingly putting themselves into…….for what…sex? Admiration? respect? Think it through and get the advice of an older, wiser same sex friend.Sincerely, Joe Teamo

  • Joanna

    I was unhappily married for 3 years when I met a married man who was seemingly the most caring and charming man ever (the kind that absolutely everybody loves, men and women). He was really interested in me, and that was really good for my ego since my own husband frequently attacked my self-esteem and put me down… I tried to make it work with my husband for another 3 years, but the truth of it was that I thought about the other man all the time (ALL the time)… I’d known the other for a year when we had a conversation in which he told me about the problems in his marriage and how his wife had tricked him into getting pregnant with their daughter and that the kid was the reason he didn’t get a divorce… how he actually saw ME as a woman he would like to have his child, how he admired me etc… but at some point in the conversation, he got my name wrong. Yes. Supposedly, he called me by the name of his best friend’s girlfriend… well, I was really infatuated and let that slide… he had a family trip paid for and we sort of agreed to wait for a few months. We never kissed. We exchanged a few of phone calls and text messages but he only really seemed to show that he cared about me when he saw me… Meanwhile, my husband convinced me to keep trying. We didn’t keep in touch and simply saw each other again a few months later. I’d come to the conclusion that he didn’t care about me, but I still kept thinking about him. I suppose I was needy. I knew that the fact that I was married was probably an advantage, in his point of view… He really didn’t show that he cared all that much about me, except when I was in front of him, but I made up excuses for him (busy etc). Well, I kept my distance until we had a project that we had to do together. I hadn’t been able to get him out of my head, even after the two years that had gone by, but I was sure I’d be able to handle it. Well, I was wrong. I came to the conclusion that my marriage was over and so a separated and decided to give in to this… I knew I’d never be able to trust him in a serious relationship but I thought I had to get this physical attraction over and done with…

  • Joanna

    Continuing: Well, he still wanted me, but I made sure he knew that I was doing this against my principles, against my religion, because I was simply crazy about him and because I had fought so much against it but it had been in vain… We were together a couple of times before he travelled with his daughter for 10 days (apparently his wife couldn’t go). We talked on the phone, we exchanged text messages… he left me waiting on both of our first two “dates”, but when we were together it was really nice… His kiss wasn’t all of what I was expecting, but I wanted to like it… He was really sexy during sex though, although he did lose his erection a couple of times, supposedly due to the condom (he’s 43)… If he had wanted me so much for so long, was that normal?… Well, anyway, he went on his trip and we kept in touch but nowhere near as much as I would have liked, and so I started to show (with hints in my text messages) that I wasn’t pleased with attitude… and before he even came back home he was already saying that our relationship had given him the desire and courage to leave his wife, but that he had to step back from our relationship for a while. He said he couldn’t keep in touch in any way or form… I was really taken aback and couldn’t quite understand what was happening… Why couldn’t we talk on the phone occasionally? Send a text message? I couldn’t accept that… This was about a month after we first got together. My body craved his like mad, but if we could at least keep in touch I would be able to wait for him, but, he wouldn’t have it. He is one of the most polite people I’ve ever met and not the kind of person to end a relationship badly and I accused his of all sorts of thing, but he would always say that he need this time away from me blah blah blah… There came a point where I actually believed that he did care about me but that he was going through something (he wouldn’t tell me what it was) that made it impossible for us to keep in touch… I always assumed that he was having a hard time separating… I kept on sending him loving emails and text messages…

  • Joanna

    Continuing: This went on for weeks. I accessed his facebook page several times a day, I sometimes ended up seeing his in the corridors of where we met… He hardly ever replying to my emails or anything and, when he did, it was either like 3 words or something about having to stay away from me… And then there was this day when I sent him a message about meeting him because I missed him so much (I had not done that) and he said yes. We met once on that week and then once again the following week, but then, a few days later, he said that he couldn’t go on seeing me, that this was really difficult for him, he really cared about me, but that he was going through a time of getting to knowing himself better and that he really could keep that up… He had been rather distant in the last two encounters, so I was really starting to accept the fact that it wasn’t working… but I was devastated. Ever since he came back from his trip, I would cry so much, everyday… I couldn’t believe we couldn’t be together, I’d waited so such so give myself to him, what had happened? What was he going through? Well, I stayed away for a few days, but then I sent him message asking him if he was in fact a scumbag, if I could have been so wrong about someone, if he was in fact happy in his marriage and on, and on, and on (huge message)… and asked to tell me what had happened, because, otherwise, I would think the worse of him… I said how I’d given myself to him with all my heart despite knowing how wrong it was to get involved with a married man etc and asked him what had been HIS excuse for getting involved with me… The next day, I sent him a message saying the even though he hadn’t replied, I knew he couldn’t be such a monster… he replied a couple of days later.

  • Joanna

    Continuing: He said that even though he still really cared for me and that I had innumerous qualities that he looked for in a woman, in one of the times he had seen me in the corridors of where we met, I had a reaction that he could never have imagined and that that had proven to him that I was very similar to his ex and to his present wife and that, from that moment on, a future with me had become impossible, that we would never work as a couple… Well, it’s a really, really long story and I’ve already written too much, but it was really unfair of him (supposing it’s true). Now, I just believe that he wears one huge mask everyday and fools everyone… I knew him for 3 years before all this happened, he wasn’t a stranger I simply jumped in bed with… sometimes I ask myself if all of this really happened… I’ve cried so much over these last few weeks and I still cry a little almost everyday… How could this have happened? I don’t know. He didn’t care at all for me. He just wanted sex, and not too much at that… I’m trying to get do new things (wine and astronomy courses) to try to pull my thoughts from revenge (he’s not friends with his wife on facebook (?!?!), but I’ve found her… I keep wanting to send her a message… maybe one to her sister… especially because he tried to have sex with me without a condom… I didn’t let him but who knows what other women are like, and that is really dangerous to his wife, evidently… at least that would be my excuse…) I can’t believe he’s going to get out of this unscathed… He really should suffer. The way I left things, I pretend I don’t see him and he won’t come and talk to me. I’ve made it very clear to him how considerate he was towards my feelings last time we saw each other and he didn’t come to talk to me… Supposedly, I can’t talk to him because it’s too painful, but I really I don’t want to talk to him and I don’t want to pretend that nothing happened for other peoples’ sakes… I want to tell people how two-faced he is, but I know no one will believe me… EVERYONE thinks he’s absolutely wonderful… Just as I did a few months ago… Not to mention that he could really hurt my career, so I’m cautious… I keep wondering how a man who says he’s so close to his mother and to his daughter can treat women (his wife, me) like this… What goes on inside the head of a man like this?…

  • sophia

    I’m amazed at how many people are in a similar situation…
    I think I may have fallen for a man (married, ofcourse), who’s about 10 years older
    than me. I didn’t know he was married at first, but I can’t make that an excuse
    since I have a boyfriend myself… one that I’ve been with for 6 years.
    Never within those years have I even taken a second look on another guy, but for
    a strange reason, I have now, after so many years, and he’s married!!
    I truely love my boyfriend, but I just don’t feel any sexual attraction to him anymore.
    I care for him and love him, I do, but I just feel awkward whenever he wishes to touch me.
    I even feel repelled when he tries to have sex with me.

    On the other hand, that MM really attracts me sexually. I know this sounds very bad,
    but he really has something that makes me horny. This might just be lust, idk, but
    I feel the infatuated feeling I haven’t felt for years. Right now, I just go for dinner with him
    since I enjoy just being with him, and not sure about this situation. I also do not want to jeopardise
    his wife/children’s lives by any means… I really don’t know what to do with this dirty feeling…:(

  • GLiTTeR Gal

    @ Na Taya
    It is unfair to assume that woman who find themselves in this situation are “needy”, “lonely”, or “desperate”, but for arguments sake, let’s consider for a moment that she is all of the above, would’nt she too be a victim fallen prey to her predator? Think of it as “date rape” or emotional abuse; in both of these instances, the victim is unaware of the predators intent. Predators of this type, a/k/a CHEATERS, PLAYERS, DOGZ, are masterfully skilled at their craft and have had years of experience, of which their wives have largely conributed, by remaining in their loveless, dysfunctional “legal arrangement”, instead of growing a spine , and finding a divorce lawyer. Men feel if they can msitreat their wife, the one whom they vowed their life , then what chance does the mistress or any woman, for that matter, have; he is damaged goods. Continuing in relationships of this sort with “blinders on” only delays the inevitable; MORE CHEATING. Why? BECAUSE HE CAN! So, wives, step up to the plate and assume responsibility for YOUR OWN FAILED MARRIAGES (look within; STOP BLAMING THE OTHER WOMAN! They actually help your cause by doIng your job; satisfying them sexually, cooking their meals, consoling them, being First National Bank, etc. They are the reason you receive gifts, vacations , and romantic dates you otherwise would not . Mistresses are people too!

  • Aluta Salami

    I really want to thank for saving my marriage. My husband really treat me bad and left the home for almost 1 month i was sick because of this, then i contacted traditionalspellcaster for help, they told me that my husband is under a great spell of another woman. They cast a spell of return back of love on him. And he came back home for forgiveness and today we are happy again, i want you all who are having relationship, ex and even husband problem to contact traditionalspellhospital@gmail.com. Wish you all success.

  • yankeedoodle

    Too much drama to bear with the guilt and hiding amd never being open. In my case I fell for a married man. He was unhappy in his marriage. He didn’t have the balls to leave her but she ended up filing for divorce after finding out about us. We stuck together but all the guilt he carries has set damage on our relationship as we near closer to his divorce date. Now he has more guilt and is scared about his future and what his kids will think or his family and friends. He feels shameful that they will judge him. But most devastating is that he feels his kids will hate him. He talks about having a healthy relationship to introduce to his kids but really I feel he doesn’t know what it means. Seems like as his divorce nears hes having doubts about us and is scared. All the while ive been trying to take steps to ensure we support one another thru his loss.
    Long story short, if he really loves you he will want to move mountains to get there. In my case he is so consumed with the burden of guilt that he can’t see anything positive about himself or his future. It hurts because I feel used and that hes not fighting enough to try.

    • ddomg123

      Because he’s lhOmg open your eyes he’s only with you because his wife left him and won’t forgive him if she didnt file for dorce he would have already dropped you he’ s having doubts about you too as the divorce nears because he doesn’t want a divorce but he’s scared his wife is going to go threw with it in your case he’s not consumed with the burden of guilt he’s lying to you,and your lying to yourself you guys r falling apart and he’s not fighting for you guys because hes fighting for his wife he can’t see anything positive about himself orhis future

      • ddomg123

        He can’t see anything positive about himself or his future because he feels lost without his wife and his wife ia his future so facing the fact that he might have to,live without he is consuming him he’s distant from you because he’s on in toes ready to drop you as soon as she snaps he finger he’s he’s getting ready to profess his love for her by leaving you chances are he already begged her to take him back a exaggerated amount of time oferring to to leave you if it was up to him hewould hahave left you a long time ago to work it out sure he was ok at first until reality sunk in,that he may beatuckk wwith you for now and that she might really never forgive hom and take him back he’s sobbing to you all hos stress but not telling you ita for his wife do you really think this divorce isn’t destroying him? you were suppose to be a fling it was suppose to be fun and ahe was suppose too forgive him and they were supposed to spend the rest of their lives together if a man loves you he don’t care what people think of you too everyone knows he had an affair already so it wouldn’t matter if they see you too he doesn’t want to be seen with you because you are still his little secret and he doesn’t want his wife to know about you too because he’s hoping they still have a chance together if he really left his wife for yo he wouldn’t care about who see you too and would be happy if he was so unhappy with her truth is he is unhappy without her and was happy with her but took her for granted to have a fling for a little excitement

    • AMBER1975

      I’m sorry but he did not leave his wife for you he is with u bcuz SHE LEFT HIM its not that he didn’t have tha ballz 2 leave her its that he did not intend 2 🙁 if she did not file and wanted 2 work it out he indeed would not have filed becuz he loves her and would have began to keep his distance from you to end things and work things out with her and said he needed time to himself he’s embarrassed of what others would think and wanted it to die down so people would not think badly of u 2 he is consumed with guilt but is not being honest y? Hes feeling guilty for hurting the woman he loves so bad she can’t forgive him he feels like crap for making such a huge mistake that was not worth it..yes that’s u sorry..his emotional crisis is bcuz he is losing the woman he loves he’s showing unhappiness misery and piling away and not trying bcuz he is unhappy with u n without her miserable with u if he is not trying its bcuz he does not care about u! if he is acting as so he doesn’t want to be with u its bcuz he doesntt..pulling away..if it looks like a duck walks like a duck quacks like a duck..IT’S A DUCK!! IF HE DOESN’T WANT TO B AEEN WITH U THEN HE

      • AMBER1975

        The relationship 2 go anywhere that is y he does not want people to know about u but won’t tell u cuz he’s using u n if he told u ..u would cause a guys for using u nd he doesn’t care for u to Otto.g up with fighting like a real relationship cuz that’s not Wat he want ..jus to use u well things r still going good or until his wife wants him back if u don’t believe give him an ultimatum b4 the divorce is final to come out in the open with Ur relationship especially so his wife or ex wife knows orD.or u walk nd I bet hell say he needs apace n ull pick up were u left off wen things cool down basically sropp u like a hot tamale with nice words….watch tell him u seen his ex wife in the store happy as ever with another man inrodiced as her boyfriend so h..then reassure him everything turned out fine n now there both happy n watch him expression hea going to explode inside n it’ll show in his face n he will contact her..this will b Ur clue 2 ditch the scumbag cuz if he did it to her hell do it to u a guy who cheats is a type of guy n if it wasn’t u it would of been someone else it is who he is n wen the opportunity presents itself hell take it so do urself a favor sweety don’t SETTLE

    • DORY


  • ADA

    This article, as well as many of the comments here, are making a lot blank statements, false assumptions, and over generalization about these type of situations. I’ll just say a few things.

    1. A man can leave his wife and not his kids. Where do you people get this idea that wife and kids is a bundle of some sort. A man doesn’t lose custody of his kids just because he leaves his wife.

    2. Actually, most relationships go nowhere. Women can date countless men, jump from relationship to relationship and never find their prince. Why then just single out affairs with married men then? Even the article pointed out that the woman may already by “broken”. From what? From failed relationships with single men!

    3. The comparison between the married man and hypothetical single man is simply a false comparison. If the married man, having to consider also what is good for the kids, makes the “chick on the side” not his first priority, it’s only because the single guy has no such constraints. It could well be that the married man values his “side chick” more then the single guy dating his gf. The latter is his priority because his choices are among less valuable alternatives (there are no kids to hurt or “betray”).

    • Let me get this straight, are you seriously comparing the woes of dating single men (sans attachment, ring, promise, and children) with dating married guys who cheat on their wives?

      • friendsonly

        I actually like what ADA says here. This post makes a major point. A single, committed man can do the same thing to his girlfriend that a married man can do to a wife. I don’t believe people value marriage anymore the way they used to and it’s become just a piece of paper that cost a hell of a lot of money come time for divorce. What would you say an unmarried man with kids cheating on his girlfriend? Same as a married man doing it. Attachments, rings and promises mean nothing in this day and age.

      • On The Other Side

        The more comments I read the more I have a problem with friendsonly’s double mindedness. She keeps talking about how people don’t value marriage anymore. Well, that would be because of people who are willing to become involved emotionally or physically or both with someone who is already married. Sound familiar? It always starts with inappropriate words: ALWAYS

    • Nia Syrah

      You must not have kids if you think life will be the same with them whether you are with the mom or not. That is a very ignorant statement. Secondly, there is no comparison to a failed relationship with a single man..you are correct that relationships do fail and that is a part of life, but one is healthy part of life (should your choices be good people where it just didn’t work out) the other is not…

    • tonny

      I can see what you MAY be trying to say about the the bundle thing. I have made
      the mistake of getting involved with a MM who said he was unhappy in his marriage for many years. I told him we needed to do the right thing and end things between us. He hesitated a few days while we were over and told me later that he had told his wife for the third time he was unhappy and wanted out. She said she was unhappy too and they agreed to separate and talk about divorce. She blasted him a few days later and confronted him about me. He didn’t lie and tried to tell her that it was more than that. She filed for divorce. He said he felt no regret for leaving the marriage but he does worry about how his kids will take it. He said he thinks the divorce is the best thing for the wife and him. The thing that gets me is that he actually wanted the wife to end the marriage because he didn’t want to be the one to say it and it would lessen the guilt on his part if she did the ending. Go figure. So I guess I was just the escape route he had been waiting for for seven years. He still sees his kids three days a week at his place. They’re doing well. His paranoia right now is that his soon to be ex wife will tell his kids dirty details and they will blame him for the divorce. They are 7 and 12. When he moved out or rather got kicked out, the wife sat with him and the kids and told them that daddy had lied to mommy and made her sad so now he needs to leave. Theyve been going to counseling since the separation and have a great relationship with him. His fear is that after the divorce is final, what will he say to family and friends? He says he will have guilt and shame having to say he had an affair and so his marriage ended. He feels his wife will tell everyone its because of that even tho they were both unhappy for years. It takes two in a relationship, so I think he should be upfront about that part. Altho he says I wasn’t the cause of his marriages demise but I was a symptom. He has a lot of guilt and cannot face telling people the truth. So even tho we are not together, I cannot even be his friend anymore. Even the thought of having me as a friend makes him cringe of anyone finding out he didn’t end things properly with the wife from the start. So now he is hiding one lie with another lie over another lie. Its a vicious cycle. And the biggest lie he fears is with his kids. But he’s too scared to admit his mistakes and won’t take responsibility. Out goes our friendship and in goes more lies.
      Sorry for the rant, but yes….he divorced his wife not his kids.I wish him the best. The truth always comes out.

  • what.a.sucker.i.was

    @11af4dbbb3888ad6e9af66bfb61be1c7:disqus I know it’s been a while since you wrote this and don’t know how your story ended, but boy can I relate. So much of what you said happened to me….an extremely likable guy, no one would ever believe he is not, told me how unhappy he was in his marriage, I thought about him ALL the time, completely gave my heart over to him….and the list goes on…ugh!! I’m only about 2 weeks out of the relationship and am still trying to come to terms with him telling me, out of the blue, that he is not leaving home. I’ve had texts from him telling me how much he misses me and I finally asked why he tells me this when it was his choice to break things off. As much as I would like to believe what we had was “special”, I read these posts (especially yours) and think, “Same story, different guy”……boy, do I feel STUPID!!! I just hope I can a handle on the lack of self esteem that lead me to be vulnerable to him in the first place and NEVER allow me to do this to myself again. It is the single most devastating and humiliating experience I have ever been through.

  • Charlot

    I’m 27 years old and three weeks ago i found out that i am bf was cheating and has even impregnated the other girl. I no choice but to let go, but i met a spell lady priestessifaa@yahoo.com who did a spell to make the other lady got miscarriage and brought my lover to me crawling with his knees for forgiveness,. i just know and feel in my heart that I’m doing the right decision 4 me and my lover are getting married soon…..

    • I left your spam intact sans the email address because I find this hilarious. So instead of taking some pride in yourself and dropping the loser you go to a mighty sorceress and begged her to put a root on the other woman so that you can have the man… If anybody actually uses your services I feel very sorry for them. Thanks for the laugh.

  • Love Fool

    Even if he leaves his wife, when the time comes for you to marry him, you won’t want to, because he cheated on his wife.

  • JOSE.

    Found myself in that situation.i am married but was going thru hell and i started seein this gal and tnou she made me happyn mademy time worth,i couldnt leavemy wife for her and i ended up hurting an innocent girl and i so hate myself.

    • Sonya

      Thanks. Guys if you are half decent beings – finish one relationship first before starting another. If you don’t have true intentions don’t lead on a naieve girl – it breaks their heart and hurts them like hell.

    • Dani

      Takes a real man to admit that so well done

    • itwasbicoastal

      you should

  • bre321

    Please all men say their unhappy n throw their wife under the bus to play the victim n act like they normally wouldn’t cheat bit cus its u n there wife’s so bad it happened wen really Ur just a piece of tempting ass!!n if Ur that stupid then y not cus they don’t even care about u n as soon as u give them the ultimatum they’ll kick u TO the curb n choose their wife cus while they feed u all that bullahit cus u believe them n won’t tell on them so they” won’t lose everything” …which is just a trick to get u TO keep Ur mouth shut n willingly n willing sneak around while they use u……while alll that the still go home to the wife make love tell her howuch he loves her n HOW stressfull work is to excuse wen he’s with u without suspicion..wining n ding her…..my husband would say as an explanation y his coworks got him gifts was they were weirdly obsessed with him n HOW he would avoid her or ..the other one gave one to everyone n wen asked how he felt about them or of they were attractive he would describe them but all the ugly thing n say no them one time I seen a txt from one he told me about n denied mutual feeling ..angry that she went out with frienda only because he was going n he completely avoided her to the pinot that her friend had to ask y n HOW she’s thiere only because him n he said so n left …that dayiI was home waiting n called to come home cus I was off work early…she then pulled the ultimatum wen he tryed to sweeet talk her n then ask about being together on the side n SHE repeated n was mad then he jus stop talking to her completely….

  • alyaly

    Proof he wrote her a last messing confeasing hia love for me n that he didn’t want hher…well he wrote back saying a huge apology saying it was hhhis ex wife that didn’t want it to be over n got a hold of hhis phone while he was visiting our kid like wwe didn’t live together n he didn’t have sex with me all the time saying n doing loving things..n said that’s y it didn’t work I was too much I was jus using him…he made 9:00 an hour! He was soi.g really bas I was paying everything! While he got back up but saying he was used financially makes it easy to get her to spend all the time to proof shes not like the greedy. wife I confronted him n found out had a couple of affairs n wen I was ready to leave he begged n cryed for weeka nonstop texting calling 24/7treating me at work by me floqers take me out on dates this is wen he got back on his feet 7 mmoonths pass n still o would tell him to pick,up,kid child for visits n he wouldn’t agree unless I tagged along he insisted on me going no was not an answer visiting our child was an excuse to help himself inside my house to beg for me n TELL,me how beautiful I am n HOW he didn’t deaerve me n wouldn’t leave without me so I finally gave in n he promised but idk aboutt trusting a CHEATER I cight a woman messing my husband n wrote back she was way to sexual n open wen I wrote her like they talked like that before he said he met her once n SHE liked n friended him IMDb n that i was crazy he lovedm n would nevernever n that SHE replied that way because o Wut I wrote that they never talked like that of course I thought it was bull n hhe reassured me that she was way too old for him had too many kids already divorced saggy boobs butt ugly. n had nothing on me ..never then I see a txt message months later another woman txt about going to sleep with no panties on n stuff like that in thw middle of the night I called right away told her off n told him too he said he was sorry but that his buddy wrote her as a joke that she was really fat n ugly n that nothing happen well she said he didnt makw it seem as if he were tooken n that we were seperated n I was th crazy gf who wouldnt except it was over n all this crap n he told me the complete oppoaote!!lying little shit..I then messaged him on a fake profile pretending that I knew him n began flirting he ask to put more pics up tryed to set dates to meet I of course pretend caught him n he begged n cryed N said how ugly ahe was that

    • jessiKY

      This is the other thing that mistresses don’t realize. If we know you exist, he is lying to us about you, too. Like the mistress my husband cheated with, he told me he was helping her because she used to be a drug addict (she was an old friend). He told me that she had herpes and made it out like she was disgusting and he would never sleep with her. He called her a ho and went on about all the different guys she was sleeping with. It is really kind of sad because he had me feeling so sorry for her, I defended her when he started calling her a ho. He told me she was beneath him and compared her to another acquaintance of ours who is basically just used by guys, but can’t seem to keep one. It was really messed up. And also, I was giving him plenty of good sex. A lot of the time, it isn’t even about the sex, or that you’re not satisfying your man, or that you got married for the wrong reasons. A lot of the time, it’s about getting an ego boost from someone who sees you through new eyes. A mistress doesn’t have to see you every day, so you can show her whatever you want. THAT’s why men (and women) cheat. So they can be seen how they want to be seen, rather than how they really are. So instead of changing and becoming a better person by dealing with their problems, they pretend they don’t exist in another (phony) life. It almost always comes crashing down, when the right thing to do would be to work with your spouse and fix your problems BEFORE you take them to someone else.

      If you’re a mistress, you don’t understand the position you’re putting yourself in or you wouldn’t be there. You don’t know how much it’s going to hurt when he finally has to let you go. You don’t know the anger you will feel about how he used you. Because he is using you. He wants you to be his mirror, to show him back the fake person he’s projecting at you…the one he wants to see. As soon as you start seeing the truth, he’ll be tired of you. Nothing about any of it is real.

  • Lou

    My husband picked his mistress over me. So I disagree with the Men don’t leave their wives part.

    • Jena

      Lou do you still love your husband?

    • Debbie Nugus

      Hi Lou, I think your experience is the exception, rather than the rule though. I also think this new relationship your husband is unlikely to work as its built out of mistrust. That mistrust will come up again at some point.

    • itwasbicoastal

      agree they do

    • Sally

      Mine did too. But I am better because of it. I didn’t know the snake I was married to. If he cheated to get her, he will cheat on her. It’s him. He may have changed partners but he is still the same. Lesson learned.

  • K

    I want a particular married man and I know he likes me. I’m married too. But I cannot get this other man out of my mind. It doesn’t help that we see each other periodically in social situations either. If he were to ever give in, I would just melt in his arms. Sounds horrible, but true.

    • itwasbicoastal

      Take an anti depressant. I will kill the euphoria and libido. Only heart aches awaits you if you move forward with this relationship.

  • Emma Halba

    A lot of men think toooooo loooowwww of women when they try to make single respected women their mistress…..I don’t envy women married to such men 🙁

  • sweetcrabsalad

    I wish I’d read this 3 years and a black hole of a heartbreak ago. He was a decent human being in that *he* ended it. I am yet to recover, though a year has passed.
    And the nature of the beast is such that recovering with friends and family is ruled out and I have to live in the same part of town where every street is painted with some memory. If I could, I’d tell each and every woman who “believes in true love” to live that fantasy out with a single man.

    • sickenednel

      Sweetcrabsalad, I am going through something very similar…..how can I contact u to talk?

    • Dee

      Amen! I agree 100%

  • Grace

    Try being the married man’s bastard.

  • Bibi

    This article comes with a strong assumption that the end goal of any relationship a single woman gets into should be marriage, or long term commitment . Let’s wake up from Mars, put on our multi- cultural lens to gain wider perspectives.
    People have found different reasons for dating across board, most of them we may not find noble from our perspective, but believe me, they are needful. The same pain and lack of general support you don’t get when an unmarried lover of yours leaves, is same you get with the married man. All other impressions are mere sentiments.As a single girl, no law protects you differently whether your partner is single or not.
    Know what is good for you, clearly spell out what you intend to achieve or gain from a relationship to enable you get to your dream next level. If the man or woman cannot offer it, then move to the next one. If sexual faithfulness is our yardstick for measuring successful relationship, then we fail, perhaps why America continuously fails. Couples stay together in developing countries despite polygamy and many cases of sexual infidelity, because they focus on the needful. Let’s stop this idealist myopic judgment of contextual scenarios.

  • Nana N Yuri Flores

    I’m going thru this now as we speak, I’ve been with my husband for 7 years and married for 7 months now and and he’s already falling in love with his coworker, he tells me he won’t leave me cause of my daughter but yet he continues to message her I’ve confronted and she tells me she’ll not fight for him nor wants to fight for him and says she’ll stay away . I need some advice will she really leave him alone idk what to do I don’t wana leave him but I also don’t wana keep getting hurt this isn’t the first time he’s done this , I love my husband very much

    • Nia Syrah

      nana..I’m sorry you are going through this.. I am not a therapist but I’m glad to give you my two cents.. you have a kid involved so my first thought is to think of them. people always say they are staying for the kids sake but kids are very perceptive when it comes to matters of the house. they know when mommy and daddy are not getting along, when daddy hurts mommy, when mommy has been crying, etc.. you have to make a decision of what would be the best environment for your boy..life with daddy on the weekends, or life of fighting parents.. your other option is to give him a second chance, but that would depend on the type of man he is and whether or not he deserves it..only you can make that decision.. as far as his mistress, you cannot trust her words. period. good luck to you..I hope it turns out well..

      • friendsonly

        NANA: You are in a sad situation. I’m going to tell you the two words you may not want to hear: Leave Him. My question to you is, when has he done this before? Was it before you married him? That’s always a deal breaker for me in deciding on a man being marriage material and obviously, your husband isn’t marriage material if he’s dabbled in this prior to you even marrying him. I don’t think having kids involved should cause people to stay because like the poster stated above, kids know what’s up in the household and it’s worse for them. If you stay, you’re giving your daughter a false sense of good morals in that this behavior is acceptable. Raise your standards and show her it is not acceptable. Chances are, if he has a relationship on the side 7 months into your marriage, what will he be doing after 10 years?

    • Dee


  • Sweetheart

    honestly am just confused. please you guys..what do i do? i was married with a baby girl but broke up with my husband after 3yrs of sever beatings,hatred & mal-treatment from my husband and his people. then i met this young, sweet,caring & humble guy after 8months of lonlines, he just told me on our first date that he married with 3kids. he cares for me a lot and is not in a hurry to have sex with me but i have kissed him twice..
    Am begining to love him that much but the fact that he is married tears me apart because i do not want to date a married man. even when i try to avoid him by not picking his calls or responding to his text messages, i will end up picking and when he talks, it sends shivers down my spine,then the next thing i wil hear is’Baby why are you avoiding me” what have i done”??.. i have even told him to let go of me because he is married but i can’t seem to take my mind off him… pls what do i do?

    • Danielle

      I know exactly what you are going through as I’m going through the same 🙁 I’ve been seeing someone for just over a year now and he is the nicest caring man I have ever met. I know that he will never ever leave his wife and son and it breaks my heart, when he says that he loves me I truly believe him as I can see it in his eyes, I am so in love with him but I know that it’s so wrong and unfair on his wife and his son but by the same token I just can’t give him up, thing is Hun I’m gonna get badly hurt as one day he is going to leave me as I know he wants a brother or sister for his little boy in the future 🙁 makes it even worse staying with him rly, must be a mug! The only advice i can give u is to mentally prepare to be hurt because it will all end in tears, ur man is being very selfish by not choosing between the two of u as is mine, in a way maybe we should be more strong and delete their numbers and erase them from our lives, easier said than done tho hey? Good luck xxx


        Yall sound like a bunch of HARD UP OLD HAGS, get your husbands, that’s a sin any way, don’t try and ease your consious with that, I lonely and I’ve tried BULL-SHIT, you ALL are a bunch WHOES, including HIM, so get a life, and stop with all the BULLSHIT

      • friendsonly

        HANNA GREEN: What a crock. You have obviously never been in this situation or you wouldn’t be blaming the female in such a harsh way. It is easier said than done from a bystander with lack of knowledge of a situation and very easy to criticize. I have been in a situation for about 9 months now where a married man has fallen in love with me. I didn’t know he was married until a month after we began talking, but to this day, I have stood my ground and have only remained strictly platonic friends with him because of the fact that .. HE’S MARRIED. He knows this and understands but has no intention of giving me up. He thinks I am his soul mate. At this point, he has 2 choices. He stays married and we stay friends or he gets divorced. He is well aware of what he has to do and until he man’s up and actually does it, I won’t cross that line with him. I honestly love him, as well, and thought he was just lusting at first but now I think differently. I am seeing someone else but would leave him in a heartbeat if my friend ever got a divorce. So that’s the bottom line. I don’t criticize women for falling for a married man, after all, they are the victim, not him. He’s the ass that is cheating!

      • Fatima Fofana

        So why would you drop your man in a heartbeat for this man who is cheating? You think the cheating ends with you huh? I do feel sorry for you.

      • Bonnie Thacker

        I agree with Hanna green 100% !!! Are you whores that unhappy with your life that you gotta mess with someone else life and that go’s for the man to !! If any bitch or my husband ever cheated I would beat both your asses and I would make sure I made both your life’s hell as long as I could .All of you hoes need to get a life all you are is the 2nd lady does that make you feel good..

      • lala

        I am a wife of a man whos cheating we have problems like all couples but stillvery much in love we talk about thinks other than the kids and have sex everyday hes just a man thats it the woman new he was married and didnt walk away what does that say about her dirty…. I’m clean and innocent sometimes men need to just be with a slut to know how good they got it he did really screw up with this one she was desperate enough to to get pregnant in the end he still will be with me and shes just a hore whos now hes babys mama your not going to get a married man who truly loves his wife but can’t keep his dick in his pants we resolved this issue with precussion rules and an open marriage

      • Msdnb

        U said she was desperate enough to get pregnant!Um hiw about your husband slept with her raw enough and got her pregnant!You sound Iignorant.Hell always cgeat on uou. Youll always blame the other girl and you sound slow.

    • CeCe

      Please leave him along, and go on with your life. I’ll. Know did it for 5year… wast of times years past by for me to fine love. This year I’m free of that bad married man.

    • Dee

      Don’t get involved honey. You just went through hurt and pain. If you get involved with this married man trust you will be walking yourself down a road to experience more hurt and pain. If you love him and he loves you then tell him when and only when you divorce will I consider being with you.

  • itwasbicoastal

    Even tho there are cheaters from both sexes, it seems that men cheat more with single women. Can some married men chime in here and give us your prospective?

  • AllForLove

    Great article. I am currently having an affair with a married man and I would love to hear some insight. He and I met when we were 13 years old, we were each others “first real loves.” We went to high school together and freshman year, we almost had sex, but never did. We eventually decided to just be friends and we remained so for many years, sharing deepest secrets with one another, and helping each other through different stages in life. He eventually married and had 3 children, and I had a daughter. I met his wife when they were still dating and they both invited me to their wedding, although I declined. We lost touch for about 4 years. We recently reunited about 6 months ago. I had just gone through a horrific break-up, and I learned that his marriage was in shambles. We began talking daily, then daily turned into all day everyday! We hadn’t seen each other in years and for the first time in over 4 years, we finally resided in the same city again. He convinced me to meet up with him. He came to my place and I knew then that our connection had moved beyond that of just friends. He looked better than I remembered, we were both more mature, and more attracted to each other than ever before. We met up a few more times, and eventually the inevitable happened: after 17 years of friendship, we had sex. What’s worse, is the sex turned out to literally be the best sex I’ve ever had in my entire life! The emotional connection and the forbidden aspect of the affair added to the actual 4-star performance left me utterly weak. After the sex, I felt incredibly guilty as a woman, mother, etc. and vowed to never cross that line again. To make a long story short, we continued to have sex more frequently, exchanging “I love you’s”, going out on dates, visiting each other on lunch, and so on. I am still in medical school and my schedule is too demanding for a real relationship, so I’ve given myself some sort of rationale for this unthinkable behavior. I love him, I’ve loved him for 17 years, he was the first male I’ve ever loved, and I know that he sincerely loves me too, as our history dates back before this affair. He admits that he loves his wife, but says he’s no longer “in love” with her, they’re not compatible, and the only reason he is staying is for financial reasons and admittingly, fear. I know that this story has all the makings of a disaster, but I’ve never loved a man the way I love him, even before the affair. A part of me wants to inform his wife of what’s going on and put everything on the table and let the chips fall from there, even if that results in them repairing their relationship. I’m his friend first, and he is unhappy in their marriage, and as a result, participating in deception. Why not just put everything on the table?? Besides, I’m terrible at secrets and covert behaviors. I would never do this without his consent, but I know eventually, this will end badly for one of us anyway. So confused….any thoughts?

    • Joan

      I’m in your same situation. We love each other having reconnected after 38 years. We were high school sweethearts. We have not had sex since reconnecting. We are both married. I want a divorce. He wants to wait for the wife to leave him because he is too afraid to leave and worries about losing respect de his children. It is frustrating doe both of us. I cry often. I recommend you seek a reading from a psychic. And Possibly engage in a spell. Pray. Do not ever call him again but cheerfully take all his calls. Tell him you love him. It will become clear to you if this relationship will ever be possible. It takes a lot of trust to hVe sex with a married man, even of he’s your twin soul. I personally would limit the relationship to phone calls and FaceTime. Try to grow the relationship with just that. The axe is damaging to the soul if you are not married to eachother bg ong to the soul

    • Dee

      Stop seeing him. I believe you do love him and cared for him even before and he the same for you at one time or another. I believe you both just did what you wanted to years ago and found a reason to do it now. Thing is he didn’t say he will or wants to divorce his wife or is going to divorce his wife and marry you or be with you. He said, he loves his wife and is no longer in love with her, they’re not compatible and the only reason he is staying is for financial reasons and admittingly fear. That right there is key to me that he is lying to you and still loves and is in love with his wife. You are his side chick. That’s the role you are fulfilling. You are wrong to think that you should reveal what you and he are doing to his wife. I’m sure she knows he is doing something. How would she not? She is his wife they have a bond and connection that will allow her to know. Stop the affair and go date single men. You are looking at your past and what you and this man had together and how you felt back then and you are using and bringing those past feelings into what you have done today to make it feel some kind of right because you are trying to recapture a memory a feeling of what once existed between you two. That was 17 years ago. So now you have sex today exactly what you wanted 17 years ago but never did do. It won’t work. He’s not going to leave his wife. You’re falling back on your past with him trying to recapture what once you felt and make it a reality today because of your marriage has failed. Trust you need to move on and start dating single men and let this man go back to his wife and work out their problems and tell him when he has divorced his wife then come look you up. He will never divorce her. Trust.

  • On The Other Side

    Hey Friendsonly,
    Why don’t you go take a long look in a mirror and while you do hear these words: you are an idiot of the worse sort, if he wanted out of his marriage he would be divorced, if he cared about anyone other than himself he wouldn’t be involved with you, what makes you think that he could lie to his wife everyday by not telling her about you but he isn’t lying to you about her? Grow up and realize that he probably isn’t ever going to leave his wife and if he does he will cheat on you too. All you are going to do is leave a whole lot of pain in your path.

    Oh, and by the way, you aren’t a victim either, his wife and kids are the victims.

    • Dee

      You must have been cheated on by your husband and I feel sad for you. Thing is I’d like to say is the other woman is a victim too. The man who does the lying and cheating is truly the cause of the entire situation. When a married man pursues a single woman he lies, lies, lies and that woman believes those lies and becomes involved and by the time they realize the truth or when he says I’m married or whatever, the other woman is already involved and difficult for her to part ways. If the husband would keep his lying, cheating ass at home instead of pursuing other woman and work on what is lacking in his marriage or make the decision to divorce these situations wouldn’t exist. Again, the husband initiates the outside fling.

      • Annie

        Thank you! On point. Yes, the “other” woman should have some respect for herself, but I know for a fact that married men LIE. They say that their wife isn’t doing this, wife isn’t doing that. That is, IF they even tell you they are married. At the end of the day, it gripes my ass that the wife normally gets mad at the other woman, but gives her husband a pass. What these women don’t understand is it’s her HUSBAND who is the liar, cheater, deceiver, selfish fool that should be held more accountable.

        Sometimes the other woman doesn’t know he’s married. And, then when he finally tells her, she has been swept away in all the bliss and lies thinking he will leave his wife. When a married man steps to me with that mess, I say, “Wow….how about you get a divorce first then we can talk.” Knowing full well that even if he did get a divorce, I wouldn’t want a man like that anyway. SMH

      • Fatima Fofana

        How about when a single woman keeps pursuing a married man? What if she is so proud of it? Yes the husband is cheating but what about these women who will keep doing it? Again believe me, like another poster mentioned, the husband will go through years of drama at home so I don’t wanna hear the excuse to blame the husband not the other woman nonsense. What if the girl just came up to him and started kissing him. What if she proudly admits this?

  • Rani

    Im in a similar situation involved with a married man i met him when I was 15 and he was 26 now I am 20 and he is nearly 31. I know what I’m doing now is wrong but before I never had a clue it was a big sin I was committing. I try to keep away but Its just not working. If I move on with any other single guy Id feel hurt and emptiness n lost well thats wt married man says. He’s also a control freak and very over protective and does not allow me to do anything such as clubbing hanging out with mates going out or chatting to other guys as mates. In his eyes if i be the good little side kick i will benefit and have him. Do not comment if your going to judge.

    • Dee

      It’s his way of keeping you as his side chick. It’s you who makes the decision to move on and date single men. He has no control over what you do or decide to do with your life. You are giving and allowing him the control. You’re in love with him and don’t want it to end and don’t want to be with any other but him regardless of the fact it is wrong. Until you are strong and willing to move on you will continue to be his side chick. One day you will come to the realization that you have wasted years with a man who is not yours and probably will never be yours. You will realize and probably say what was I thinking all those years. You don’t want him anyway. Think about he’s a liar and a cheat. He has the best of both worlds. He has his wife whom he can make love to whenever he wants, travel with her, holiday celebrations with her, sit and cuddle with her, fall asleep with her in his arms, expressing his love to her and then you the side chick just that, “the side chick” for when he wants the enjoyment of sexing you then he makes time for you. No life in that honey. I’m not here to judge you just trying to point out some facts. Whenever and however it does ends trust you heart will ache and you will cry for days because you love him and have built your world around him and his lies. He has used words to keep you there as his side chick. He has manipulated your mind. Start dating other single men and don’t let the married man know. Just do it!

  • susan

    I have been married for 19 years and together longer. I found out my husband was cheating on me with a coworker mostly long phone calls and lots of text messages! When I found out he immediately broke off their relationship even though I didn’t ask him too!! He never went out on weekends or stayed out at night. We went away every other weekend together and I never knew because I trusted him so I never even thought he was cheating even though in retrospect I should have known but in reality I really didn’t care anymore because I was so unhappy! When I found out I was devastated that he was not even the person I thought he was! I would have respected him more if he would have left me first before he cheated. I stayed with him because he is trying so hard to be a better husband. We go out on date nights and have gone away on vacations at couples resorts and have had the best sex ever and are more in love than we were for a very long time! Personally I feel destroyed, low self esteem very anxious and I have had some melt downs. I think he is selfish and didn’t leave because he doesn’t want me to be with anyone else! I think anyone that goes out with a married man is a stupid fool who thinks nothing of themselves! Why does another woman want somebody else’s husband. Truly you would only get hurt and I have to say in my younger days it would have been worse and I would have never stayed and he would have been left with nothing. He has lost my respect and his adult children’s respect! We have all forgiven him but not really! So to the other woman you have ruined a family in so many ways and I can only hope that in the turmoil we can grow!

    • Dee

      It’s not the other woman’s fault. It takes two to tangle and put the blame where it belongs. Your husband stepped out on you and cheated with another I’m sure he pursued and because he wasn’t happy at home and was trying to fill a void. Don’t place full blame on the other woman. You married women crack me up with that bull. Always ready to blame the other woman instead of your cheating unhappy husband.

      • Michele

        Why do women always remove themselves from the equation? Absolutely, marriage is between a husband and a wife. However, that does not negate your awful behavior. You do not owe anything to that woman but you owe yourself some respect. In addition, just because you are not witness to the fall out between a husband and his wife does not mean that it doesn’t occur. Wives blame their husbands and these husbands have to endure years of drama in am attempt to mend their marriage. So they get much more blame than the other woman. It’s also sad and a testimony to who you are that “it cracks you up with that bull”. Smh

      • lyn

        I agree w/ u…

    • Glorious Johnson

      YOU forgave him, but you can’t forgive “the other woman”? Really? Until you come to some realism, your ass will continue in your quest of lies, unicorns, & rainbows. Good luck w/ that!

    • Been there!

      If you were unhappy, chances are he was too. I’m by no means excusing his cheating but really, people more often have an affair when their needs are not being met and more often its on a subconscious level.
      Sounds like he is really remorseful about it and trying his utmost best to make up for it but you wont let it go. You are licking the cream from the saucer but still determined to pour bitter venom into every aspect of this event sort of as a wound you dont want healed because it serves you to play victim.
      Get some professional help or you will destroy whatever is left of a marriage that yout hubby is trying his best to make up to you with.
      Do you not know how he is suffering too? That pain has absolutely no power whereas yours, yours has a payback. I deserve, poor me, screw her, I’m angry, I’m the victim…
      ”We have all forgiven him but not really”
      This makes me ill and I speak from experience.
      Do yourself a favour and learn what it means to forgive because only you are holding onto a poison inside that will slowly kill you, him, the marriage…. one way or the other

  • gjwriter

    It is worthless love. It is painful and recovery is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. Never mind that he lied about everything and I believed him. It is the most humiliating thing I’ve ever faced. The town I live in is misogynistic and being a woman who was involved with a married man requires a scarlet letter. Never mind that I had no idea the reality. Lesson learned. When you think you can trust someone – you can’t. Your guard has to be up constantly. People lie. Not just men, all people. My liar happened to be a man and he crushed me in the end.

    • Chris

      Going through that now and I cry everyday. I am absolutely heartbroken. It has changed the core of me, my beliefs and my sense of self. I have 3 amazing kids and have been divorced for 10 years. I dedicated my life to them. They started pressing me to date I met this creep who decided to lie to me for 10 mos about being married and when i doubted him he did really great at trying to make me think I was crazy. I am beyond words. Beyond hurt. I lock myself in my closet and cry daily and it just wont stop

      • Sad

        Exact same situation. EXACT. The lies, mind games, even met all his brothers.. I am a mom of 3 and I am so hurt, so humiliated. I have been divorced 11 years, same thing. My kids are my life. MY everything. Crying in front of them. Lost total sense of self. Shaking from the inside out and tears that wont stop. He played so many mind games with me he was making me think I was crazy for not trusting him. How could he do that to me, her, himself? My kids also wanted me to start dating. I finally had no choice but to expose it to get over this. Its tearing me up in every way. I am hurt, he is hurt and I am quite sure his wife and child is hurt. I cannot function for the pain. I have called my pastor for help and I am breathing as much as I can. I feel guilt for what i have done to her. But like you he lied. I guess my purpose now is to find out how and why I was so easily deceived. He knew about my x husband and the abuse i suffered as a result and totally used that against me to make me feel crazy and like I was broken. Please pray for me for this overwhelming sadness and broken heart to ease up just a little. My ribs are sore from the crying and my heart just aches. And I still miss him. I miss the lies and broken promises.

  • Tapi Muti

    Basically i was in a simi

  • Gretchen

    Blame your husbands, not the other woman! The other woman is not married to you, so she really isn’t obligated to respect your marriage. Everyone is entitled to happiness and a lot of the time, that’s exactly what the mistress is striving for; however, they usually end up being the opposite. Being a mistress is frustrating, degrading, confusing, lonely, and the dishonesty is overwhelming. Women are smart, but our emotions always get the best of us…and they can truly cause us to self destruct in these situations. Don’t do it ladies, unless you’re a glutton for punishment. I know it’s fun…exciting…arousing…etc, but it’s not worth the pain you will feel in the near future. Sit back and think about how scummy a disloyal married man is. Why would you even want that garbage? He’s going to lead you straight to hell…emotional hell!

    • Suzzzy

      I too am guilty of being the mistress..except I didnt receive any of the perks..for two years I latched on to my lover. He never promised me anything. Never said he was leaving her. (Although, he said he was unhappy). I never got dates or flowers or gifts, not even on a special occassion. But in his conversations he led me to believe that I was important to him. He couldnt understand why he hadnt met me sooner. He was the sweetest kindest thing. We saw each other about once a month and that was me practically begging him. I feel like such a doormat. I bought him gifts. And for some reason I cant bare the thought that he wont want to be with me.

      • noriega

        suzzzy, i feel like i could have written your comment myself. I am in the same situation except i work with the man and we often see each other outside of work but only for sex. No perks, no dates. I too feel like such a doormat bc i also treat him to gifts and i hate it. Many times i have tried to move forward by dating and meeting other people. Ive even tried online dating to get out of my comfort zone in hopes of liking someone else. The thought of him finding another side girl also bothers me for some reason, i hate it. Its isn’t healthy. Its become an addiction.

      • That’s sad. The only way I’m f****** with a married man is if he’s providing financial support. Dont be stupid. Other than that I don’t need him for nothin else. Call it what you want. Lol

      • economic support and the emotional support

      • confused.com

        Would love a private chat with you suzzzy

      • Libragirl72

        Completely empathize with you! Valentine’s Day came & went and I got nothing! I prepared a thoughtful “sultry” basket of chocolates, massage oil, wore sexy lingerie, and in return I got “Are you expecting a gift?” I “think Vday is a waste of $.””I can’t stay very long”. Etc. Etc.Etc.

    • Casor_Greener

      Many women are pathetic. this a go-getters world. If the man you want is married go get him or leave him alone and go settle for someone else. There is NOTHING SACRED about marriage in this country. A woman sleeping with a married man is not the issue. It’s sleeping with the wrong married man. Same thing can happen with a single man.

      • Danni Smith

        but he is not yours AND why want the fungus, anyway-he’ll is 99% bound to bring the same to your marriage. Been there, seen it.

    • Danni Smith

      True, the what’s inside counts, and these deceptive men are G-d’s first effort, woman, he did a better job-that’s why he had to give us blind love, or no woman would have stayed with a man to propagate His creation.

  • Gretchen

    Great article by the way. I was so busy ranting that I forgot to comment on how accurate it is.

  • Dipsy

    I am a 65 year old widow. When I was 31 I started an affair with a younger man by 7 years. I had 2 children. It lasted for 13 years and in between he was married, divorced and then remarried and had a daughter who is now a teenager. I saw him after she was born maybe once or twice. Don’t know how but we then didn’t see each other for 16 years with a call once where he wanted to see me again. I didn’t! Then 4and a half years ago my husband died, the guy heard, called me and after a few months started seeing each other. He is clearly happy with his life, but continues to regularly phone and visit when it is very safe for him. He makes the calls and I only call if I miss the call. I never call him. If daughter is around he says he can’t visit. Everything is very safe for him. I care for him a lot, it has been a long relationship, but now he can’t always call as is travelling with employees ( only calls when driving) and says we are ok, and there are no problems but might not be able to call so often. I am feeling a lot stupid.!!!! I know he’calling the shots.

  • lil pissed off

    My dday was may14th… I have been with my husband for 22 yrs & 6 kids together. He is a long haul truck driver….just started in 2010. Had my suspitions in late 2010… his character changed became verbally & physically abusive and he stopped helping financially, would argue about how hes not making money. I was diagnosed with cancer & got really sick. I found out in may he has been having an affair with my daughters god mother & a 17 yr old tart. I also believe he was f****** around with lot lizards. I am still fighting for my life and now my world has been turned on its head. I have been with this man since I was 17 and love him completely… hard to believe that he didn’t think of how completly this would destroy me or his family. My kids are almost adults and they no longer respect their father . I’m just at a loss for words at how cruel they have been. Her husband is his bestfriend… he doesnt know about anything. They have also been married for over 20yrs.
    Just at a loss for words.

    • Glorious Johnson

      May the LORD bless, heal, & keep you!!! 🙂

  • miss ’84

    5 months ago my husband confessed that he had an affair with his former co worker.. it crushed me since i thought we had the perfect marriage.. we were best of friends and loverd at the same time.. now i have moved on, i cant trust him the way that i did before and the only thing thats keeping our marriage intact is our 2 lovely kids. I fell out of love and no matter hoe hard i try i can never love him the way i did before. Wished he had the balls to at least end our marriage before screwing someone else.. why do men do these things? I know in my heart he was happy with me and we had a great family now why would he do such thing and now regrets it and wants our family to be whole again.. in the first place he didnt have to ruin what was already perfect..

    • Jeff

      It isn’t just men who do these things. Women do it too. Either way it hurts. I thought I had the perfect new relationship until I discovered my partner’s past. When she was 26 and single, he was 41 married with kids. She, a dietician right ou of university. He was an accomplished Endocrinologist. They had to work together and it happened for five years til she decided to go back to university to get her MBA. Distance and time kept them apart for almost 10 years but when she moved back closer, there he was looking to have her back. There were three more “hot” years together and it finally ended, him saying he was only looking out for her best interests. She was basically his whore. I discovered all this after we had been together for nearly five years and had a child together. Now I fell like I’m just the “replacement”. She loved the guy but as is written, he wasn’t going to leave his wife. Who wins and who loses here? She lost her 30’s waiting and pineing for a guy she was never going to get. She tried dating but it didn’t happen. I met her after the second go-round when she finally decided she wasn’t going to get him and I feel like I have used goods. All in all I feel pretty crappy about it. So to my point, it’s not just men who do this

      • Casor_Greener

        You sound like a chump. Who c ares what she did before you?!?!?!? Most women have been with 10+ guys before marriage and did all sorts of scandalous isht. You think she was an innocent virgin? Were you? Nerd!

  • Confused.

    Before I write what I’m going to say … If you’re gonna comment … please do not be judgmental. I do not need to be judged by strangers who do not know me.
    The reason I’m writing isn’t exactly for advice, just some insight.

    I always find myself being the other woman, whether it is intentional or not. I always seem to end up talking to/seeing/kissing men who have wives/fiances/girlfriends etc and I don’t understand why. They just seem to gravitate towards me, most of the time they don’t tell me and I find out a few weeks/months down the line and I break it off instantly.
    But I ended up becoming very emotionally involved with one guy who had a girlfriend, we started off as friends nothing more, but suddenly we became something more. We’d never slept together, ever, but we’d spend a lot of time together, kissing cuddling etc. This went on for 3 years, his girlfriend found out and they broke up twice but no matter how hard we both tried we kept gravitating towards each other. Needless to say we don’t talk any more and myself and the girlfriend patched things up and actually get on quite well.
    Now recently … I ended up sleeping with a married man and I just feel no emotion about it, not even guilt. It feels like I’m constantly seeking emotional pain out to constantly hurt myself. I don’t understand why I keep doing it to myself.
    I’ve never had a proper relationship, I’ve tried and tried. Single men just don’t seem that interested in me, I’m normally the one leading conversations, trying to meet them, just being myself and zilch. Seems like no one wants to get to know me.
    It’s just getting to me now, I don’t necessarily need a boyfriend, but I’d like to have the experience of someone loving you, going home to someone who wants to cuddle you.
    I’m under no impression that he will leave his wife for me, that’s out of the question. But I know if the chance came up I’d do it again.

    I don’t know if this is to do with my parents spitting up when I was little due to my mother cheating on my dad and leaving him for the other man. Just some insight would be nice.

    And again I reiterate, no harsh comments along the lines of ‘omg you homewrecker! you slut!’ blah blah. I know what I am, and like i said I feel no emotion about it.


    • confused too

      The same thing always happens to me too, I’m always the other woman. I recently met a man who I thought was perfect.After three months of blissfulness he tells me he’s married. I was devastated. But I can’t seem to walk away. I tried, but found myself going back to him. I know it won’t end well and someone is going to get hurt. So I understand what you’re going through.

    • Tina

      You are always the other woman because you do not see your own value. You are worth more than you believe.

      • Didi

        I have the same problem. I think it’s just from having zero expectation of ever really being loved by ANYONE-for what reason or, why I don’t know-but others can sense this energy I think…It’s like you are so low on self worth that you carry yourself as a victim–being a side chick is worse than anything ever–even working as a stripper or being a prostitute…it’s almost as bad as being raped I think, because of the level of denial involved in being sexually intimate with someone who is just objectifying you so much-SO MUCH-that they are forsaking their families and wedding vows. You feel you are worthless=side chick-whether or not you are aware that this man is married or in a long term or serious relationship or whatever….Scary. Welcome to hell on earth for your bleeding heart.

      • Been there

        Thank you Tina. I do not see my own value yet to people around me I seem so together and grounded. I’m at the painful realisation that until I begin to value myself I will forever be mirrored by the relationships I find myself in. And if I am cheated on? What does that reveal about me.
        Life reflects whether you like it or not. Time for introspection ‘confused’. Time to brush off the details that are just distractions and truly ask your higher self for guidance.

    • AriD2385

      Two things stand out to me:

      “We’d never slept together, ever, but we’d spend a lot of time together, kissing cuddling etc. This went on for 3 years, his girlfriend found out and they broke up twice but no matter how hard we both tried we kept gravitating towards each other.”


      ” I ended up sleeping with a married man and I just feel no emotion about it, not even guilt…I’m under no impression that he will leave his wife for me, that’s out of the question. But I know if the chance came up I’d do it again.”

      From what I can tell, you offer men your companionship and body without first requiring their devotion and commitment to you. Three years of kissing and cuddling without him telling you he wants you to be his GF/SO is a big red flag. People like to say nowadays that waiting to be physically intimate is old fashioned and passe, but women of older generations understood men in a way that women today do not. You need to filter these men according to their intentions toward you. Getting involved and then wondering where it might go is no way to be. If, instead, you first wait to see if they are after you for something serious, whether they will wait because they are truly into you and not just what gratification you can offer them in the moment, you will soon see that those who are just after a good time will remove themselves from your life and those who are about more than that will stick around. If you allow all your time to be taken up by men who aren’t serious about you, that’s a barrier to meeting the men who will be serious about you.

      There is a blog called What Women Never Hear that offers a lot of insight.

  • Blinded by my Love for him

    Well unaware as I was at the time, I married a serial cheater. He appeared for so many years to be my perfect match, but lied to me from the get go. When we were both in our mid thirties with three fast growing daughters, the sob cheated on me again, having an affair with a woman in her early twenties who was the mother of a seven and a half year old son. All I know at that time was that my husband started behaving badly towards me, as he had done once during our engagement period. I put that down to the cold feet syndrome, and he came back to me a month later. However, this time around, I told him I was leaving him, and that he would have to care for our girls until I’d got myself financially settled. Of course he stopped me from leaving by throwing all my packing onto the floor, smashing a wardrobe door with his fist. So again I made an ultimatum, leave your job which was taking him away from home for months at a time, and find another job which would keep him where he belonged ‘with his family.’ However, I still did not know he was a serial cheater, and let him have sex with me. Later the cheating started again via the Internet for nine long years. In that time the sex slowed down to silch, and I became sicker. You see some time previous my husband had infected me and I landed up with PID and well the rest is history. We had been taking Antibiotics for other ailments UTI’s for one, and so eventually the std went away, but not before ruining my insides. Still it was only when I finally caught him having cybersex did I realise what my husband really was. My Deep Love for him absolutely blinded me to the truth of it. As a cop once told me, ‘We see what we want to see.’ I’ve now come to realise that because my husband was holding so many deep dark secrets from me, and taking my choices away from me, each time we had sex he was basically raping me. You see had I have known of even his first infidelity, there’s no way in hell I would have let him near me, let alone marry me. Cheaters who don’t tell and continue to have sex with their spouses are RAPISTS. They manipulate and control their spouses with their filthy black hearts. Any woman that takes on a married man, needs to be pitied for her self esteem is most of the time, really low. She will take what ever attention she can get, and to hell with the wife and family of her new man. Men rarely leave their wives for the bit on the side. I should know as my husband stayed with me for almost fifty years while he led a double life.. He’s not only ruined my life, the life of his girls, but his own as well. The man does not know how to give True Love to another. He’s just not mentally healthy.

  • Kathy

    I’ve been involved with a married man for about one year. We started as friends about three years ago. I knew he was married and I let him know I would not get involved because I respect the institute of marriage. But as I learned more about him I realized that he was in a marriage that he never wanted in the first place. He just never got out of it when he should have. Now it would be even more complicated than our relationship. I struggle every day with loving him. I have no right to. He told his wife that he wants a divorce but she won’t agree to it. She knows he’s seeing someone. He tells her where he is when he is with me. I think he justifies everything by saying he’s not lying. I have to make the decision to end it. For some reason I think this is ok for me but I know it’s not. I deserve to be treated better. I know it will be painful but it will end soon because I will end it. Maybe I have thought having him sometimes is better than not at all. Boy was I wrong.

    • shere808

      I’m actually goin through it right now and it’s so complicating.

      • Liv

        No it isn’t…. it isn’t complicated at all.. you just want it to seem that way to justify the shitty thing you two people are doing…

    • JohnGhatti

      Why end it. His family is already ruined now

    • Patrice

      I understand how you feel believe me it will be one of the hardest things that you have to do. But it is worth you giving yourself a chance. I found out that the guy that I was with was married by doing a background check on him. I only saw him for a few months then afterwords I left him alone for two years now he says that he’s divorced but I still don’t believe him. It’s a tough decision but it’ll be the right one for you.

    • Danni Smith

      fyi-there is no slave ownership anymore-His wife won’t “agree” makes no dif-if wanted out he would file. People end marriages everyday where one wants out and one wants in-I know plently of couples who ended it, and one 1/2 said no, no, no, all the way to the signing.

    • Fatima Fofana

      I absolutely CANNOT stand when a mistress speaks AS IF she lives in this lying cheating man’s home. You have NO idea what goes on in the home. Mistresses will say that her married man isn’t sleeping with his wife, she is this, she is that she isn’t this she isn’t that. PLEASE someone tell me how the hell you know what goes on when YOU are not around? You’re believing a man who is LYING to his wife, but somehow youre

      • Guest

        I love your post!

      • Fatima Fofana

        Thank you. This guy keeps going on me. It’s kind of funny. He’s so butthurt by my comments. Truth hurts sometimes!

      • Casor_Greener

        Shut yo bitter ass up

      • Fatima Fofana

        Oh I guess you’re one of the sluts who like to suck up after other women huh? Lol

      • Casor_Greener

        I’m a man. you sound like one of these women who got played like a harp and now you come talking this nasty bs like it’s common. get over it lady you weren’t $#!t to him

      • Fatima Fofana

        Get over what? You dont know im talking about. And it is VERY common. I guess then you’re a man who who played by one of these sluts and you probably kiss these hoes after all the cum in their mouth from the last dude lol. Is that why you’re mad? You’re such a little bitch. Get over yourself

      • Casor_Greener

        I am a married man, as are many of my friends, 90% of whom have strayed. Never once have we went from one woman to another and then bragged on this trash. You are sick. That’s college kid behavior not grown man $#!t. Look at your language…you are clearly hurt by something or someone. Apparently time has not healed all wounds

      • Fatima Fofana

        You’re right sir. I am sick. I am sick for telling the truth. Yes it may not be as graphic as I said, but that’s not the point. It’s the disrespect of ones body. ” Never once……..” You don’t know what your friends do behind closed doors. You only know what they tell you. Yes it is nasty, do you not see all the pathetic comments from people on this thread? So it is grown man shit to cheat as long as he doesn’t say anything or as long as he washes in between? And which one of you men would brag about that nasty shit?! Of course wouldn’t brag about it cause you it’s nasty. It’s these dumbass women out here bragging, crying, wasting their time over these lowlifes. Wow. You win sir. I am hurt, nasty, immature whatever you wanna call it. You must not know this world.

      • Casor_Greener

        I find it funny that women like you will destroy a man or woman who cheats while married, but have nothing to say about women and men who begin having sex at 16. A woman becomes a “ho” the minute she has sex before marriage if you want to be real “Godly” about the bs. Truth is …Marriage is a tax break, not some bs holy matrimony. I love how a woman who sleeps with a married man is a ho, but a woman who sleeps with multiple men while dating is “respectable”. LOL. Well I guess almighty Jesus forgives all….Respectable men and women cheat, that’s life. IT sucks, but like I said you aren’t interested in facing the truth you just want to put yourself on a pedestal. It ‘s so fun to get on the net and judge people.

      • Fatima Fofana

        I absolutely never said that a single or dating woman who sleeps with multiple men are respectable. That’s a whole different topic. I am talking about cheating. It it wrong. Everyone makes mistakes, I am no better than someone. All I am saying is that clearly people all on this thread are hurting themselves! And then expect something else! My entire rant was about respecting yourself and others. That’s all. Respect yourself and you won’t be sitting here asking the world what to do as if someone is forcing them to continue to make bad decisions. Men cheating on women, women cheating on men, all of that nonsense. Yes we make mistakes but we cannot keeps making these bad choices and expecting GOOD to come out of it. Good evening

      • Fatima Fofana

        I know people cheat. It doesn’t have to be life. So are you okay with your daughter being a married man’s mistress? Would you like your daughter to be sleeping with him? Wouldn’t you advise your daughter to stop that behavior and let her know that if a man really wants her that she is worth fighting for? Wouldn’t you tell her her worth? Or would you tell her that it’s life? Even if she made that mistake I seriously doubt that you would encourage her to continue that life. Everything that I was talking about before that involved being sexual was just to show you that it isn’t right and we know it. You wouldn’t want your lady suckin a man off and coming home and kissing you or your children would you? Let’s just be real. Again I am saying to stop the nasty behavior. That’s it.

      • Fatima Fofana

        I’m confused, what truth am I not facing? The fact that people cheat? I get it, it’s terruble. But we can move on from it right? Yes if we rectify our behavior. What sense does it make to keep cheating? You said you have been unfaithful before, that doesn’t make you a bad person at all, but will you continue cheating? Would it be okay if your wife was doing it? Respect, respect, respect. I don’t know how else to emphasize it.

      • Fatima Fofana

        Or just have an open relationship. At least that way everyone is in the know and thus they are agreeing to take the risk of increased STDs. I’m glad you respected your side chick, I guess that is good, you were a good cheater. There are many who aren’t as respectful and transfer diseases to their spouses. It’s unfair, but it is REAL and it Happens. But again, you respected your side chick and she was trustable. Like I said some side chicks are sleeping with other men too and who knows who THEY are sleeping with? Get me? Wow I cant believe you so called adults now a days!

      • Fatima Fofana

        That’s good that you didn’t do that when you strayed. Good for you. You didn’t understand my point in all this though. Also how much time did you leave in between your cheating until you went back? How many hours or days in between women is enough for it to not matter anymore? What kind of soap did you use? Mouthwash? Did cleaning yourself actually help anyone feel better? Again, it amazes me how “grown” men like you wouldnt drink from another person’s cup you didn’t know, but you WILL f**** someone who (if knowingly) is desperate enough to do all that nasty shit with a MARRIED man? That means she doesn’t respect herself and please kill yourself if you think your side ho is “faithful” to you and only you. She’s desperate , thirsty and will do anything to get that attention. But go ahead with that nasty shit. I hope your side ho was faithful. No wonder this world has so many sexually transmitted diseases. Ugh. Respect yourselves people. Men and women both.

      • Casor_Greener

        Side “ho”. I respected her and never lied, but since that wouldn’t fit your narrow view of the world, what does it matter.

      • Fatima Fofana

        Oh okay but you didn’t respect your wife enough to tell her? Or was it an open relationship? Cause that’s not cheating. Damn I hope your wife never has a side ho and respects him enough to let him know and never lie to him but doesn’t have the respect to tell you. See how SOMEONE got disrespected?

      • Casor_Greener

        Why tell her to hurt her? And usually she was sleep when i got home and I cleaned up in the morning. It’s really not that hard Fatima

      • Fatima Fofana

        You’re right, it’s not that hard. That’s selfish. While you were out getting your side action she could have too! You’re not the only ine who wants something good. You wanted some new ass, maybe she did too. Let me find out your penis is the shit, there’s someone else who would give it to her reaaaaal good lol. While you were out there cheating leaving Her by herself she could have found a man to do the same thing. Remember that when you’re 60 and you can’t get it up Anymore and she desires a young man who is not impotent. You tell her so that she can decide whether she wants to be involved in that or not. It was good talking to you. Again I hope that your wife will never do that to you, and if she does please forgive her. Bye Casor

      • Fatima Fofana

        Still can’t even answer my questions. Cause you know the truth.

      • KappasRunIt

        Smdh…..typical scorned sista…

        Back to what I was doing. ..nothing much here

      • Fatima Fofana

        You’re right sir. Good for you. So why did you comment? Damn yall dudes are so butt hurt about the truth. I’m not saying anything but to stop encouraging this behavior. Yall really don’t know how these girls are out here huh? If you had read my post before this one, I was telling a guy how we should stop this behavior and he tried to insult me because I was telling things that happen and things nasty ass people will do to be spiteful. A lot of girls do it but go ahead keep, fooling yourselves. Let’s all just keep sleeping around and then come on this thread and cry. No wonder there is so much HIV in our community.

      • KappasRunIt

        HIV is rapid in black community due to black women. You all open your legs for any random stray. I bet you have a few kids…2-3 different dads…Typical Black women…so easy to have set with and inpregnate…you are scum of the earth… “But yo momma Black”….yeah and? Look in the mirror you disgusting beast. And thank yourself for destroying the Black community. ..you should put a leash on your offspring chimps

      • StopBeinSobuttHurt

        Nope! Married for 6 years, been together with my husband for 11. I have three children, all by him. Im so sorry now you have to think twice when you are getting ready to be with sluts. Again, you’re mad because now you have to think about how these girls are out here who are sleeping around and guys as well and that if you’re messin around with these hoes that you gotta keep in mind when the last time they were sucking some other dude off. But that doesn’t matter to you cause your the nasty ass beast. You’re talking about black women but you’re a black man. I am destroying the community by telling women to STOP and respect themselves. I’m sorry I hurt your feelings. I have no idea what I’m saying wrong besides to be careful with these deceitful deceptive people out here. Wow the ignorance. Good night. And oh I bet you you’re the one who’s been burned by one of the multiple nasty ass bitches I’m talking about, your ass probably mad cause you’re thinking about that antibiotic you had to take to get rid of the clap from you messin with these hoes. I am a slut cause I’m speaking the truth but you probably got the SAUCE from these hoes. Enjoy having your “faithful” side Hoes. Lmao bitch ass niggas yall can’t handle the truth even if you’re trying to warn them Smdh. Goodnight take the fuckin dildo out of your ass and chill, stop bein all butt hurt. That’s for bitch niggas. Yall should thank me for warning yall about these hoeeeeeeees lmaoo

      • KappasRunIt

        Didn’t even bother reading the whole response. ..Have a goodnight single Black baby momma…

        P.S. just say no to start dogs


      • StopBeinSobuttHurt

        Keep dreamin bitch nigga

      • StopBeinSobuttHurt

        Damn you so hurt. Weak ass, bitch ass. You wish I was a baby momma. Your father wasn’t around huh?

      • KappasRunIt

        Still ignoring yo responses. ..You feeling Lil butthurt I see lol…Go feed yo chimps you welfare thot

      • KappasRunIt

        Wow Nupe!!! Very classy of you 🙂

        Hmmmm…..Guess we actually DO have something in common when voicing our thoughts on messy bitter women…Yo..Yo..Yo!!!

        Enjoy your night Nupe…


      • MessedUP

        This is so true…Relationship with a married man is unbelievable. Yea its the I love you, I never loved her, cant leave bc of the kids, but yet he calls and lets her know he is okay, etc…if he didnt care about her he wouldnt call her he would call and check on his kids. And YES they have sex with their wives…does one actually think they are gonna live in the same house and not speak for months on end, or lay in the same bed with out rolling over and touching one another…Its a hurtful game……..and I am done with it!

      • Seahorses_Rule

        Ya, WHAT SHE SAID!

    • Fatima Fofana

      You do deserve to be treated better. But you are not allowing yourself to be free so you can do that! Don’t do this to other women! You’re also teaching him that you accept his behavior. What if he did leave his wife and married you, will you have as much sympathy for the next woman when you call him and he tells you where he is with her? Why is it okay for you but not anyone else. Love yourself, there is someone out there who can love you without giving you so much pain at the same time!

  • Didi

    “. Finding someone to fill the void is much deeper than any feelings he has for the side chick. This a cowardly way to handle the situation and nothing short of him growing a set of balls and leaving is going to change that fact. He made the bed. For Pete’s sake, let his ass lay in it.” TRUTH.

    But I don’t want to condemn this…just don’t condone this crap because…no matter how careful you are…you will end up in a mess of emotional betrayal and may be involved in something you are going to be accused of even though you may have not even done anything “physical”. Or you may be called “ratched” which is just really immature. Really.

    This is a really helpful and realistic post. It’s good to be naive in some ways..but NOT in this type of entanglement. It is horrible. Life is NOT a reality show. Those shows are all scripted after all, and you cannot force real love from the black hole of a dead, divided heart spitting up from an already dead soul union. It never works! New things are new and not made from mistakes-not orchestrated by human manipulations and control!

    I have to believe this and have faith in God’s real love for me alone, but it is really difficult sometimes.

    Do not be foolish!! It’s okay to appear as a prudish hypocrite too–if it makes you upset to even be around this negative energy–so what!? There is NOTHING wrong with guarding your heart even if it doesn’t seem “cool” or “open minded”. I am saying this as a girl/woman “on the ledge” who has been through a LOT of sick relationships….it is time to stop living in denial. We are not television-okayyy, people? Wake up! And ladies, please be careful not to allow yourselves to be proxy for being an alibi to a man who is keeping a “side chick”-for whatever reason-be it an emotional relationship or a (most likely) sexual relationship. If you end up figuring it out they will bully you so they can keep their lie a secret while using you as the patsy. This is not fiction. Nothing is ever, ever, ever all about just one person. You, or me, or of any of whomever will read this post. It’s not arrogant or egocentric to be cautious or to allow yourself to feel anger at these dramas…but, just let it go and be happy that you can find someone who is going to be “true”. God willing. I don’t think He would have invented marriage in order to cause this type of suffering….

  • Rain bow

    I have just ended it.

    It has not lasted long, in fact, it hardly had started. I somehow foresee
    how the few days I have experienced will grow into a sad and heavy procession of weeks and months when I will have to put on hold my feelings, desires and dreams.

    It is obvious, there is no future, because he is not free. He can give me
    most wonderful moments, but they will be like rolling bids without a string.

    I have been seeking for help, support, promising signs that together we will make it work, but really our connection hasbeen coming down to mine and may be his dreams, understanding and acceptance of the situation, but not changing it.
    And it is HE who can change the situation and bring the freedom for true relationship to flourish. I can only wait. There are two ways to wait: 1 – in the pool of sadness and hope that gets revived just enough each time to last to the next time we are together; 2 – with the bitter but powerful truth in my heart and without illusions, free.

    I have been married once. We have a son, we were not happy. I asked my husband to leave and he did, never coming back. Later I wanted each one of us to be free, so I asked for divorce by mutual agreement on which he agreed. He has nwo a new family and a second son… This I say because I know that it is hard to do something “bad” (like sending away your husband and divorcing him) but accepting this burden you melt it into the wisdom and liberation that inevitably come.
    So, HE can do the same if he is not happy and wants a change. He must give himself the freedom to change first. Be honest and brave, trust his feelings, guts, brain and do what is right for him…Else he should pour his energy into the marriage which he can’t brake and try to make it good without distractions and regrets. And guilt is not a good advisor, responsibilities are yours if you accept them, with or without a marriage, so it is all in and up to you and your deep very personal morals.

    Being a mistress only prevents the man and the wife as well as that second woman to move on – face the reality and make a change. It is a bubble that can burst any moment and sting the eyes to cry.

    • BEreal

      Good for you – be strong – move on – plenty of single men – be patient

  • Kaya

    I am a woman who was cheated on. I was married for 20 plus years. My husband had an affair with a fellow female cop. Half his age. The lies, the craziness , the manipulation. I finally had it , filed for divorce, and took him to court for every penny he has. He lost it all. His home, his family, his son, his money , his past , his integrity. With ever alimony check he writes to me he will be reminded how costly this hot sex with this young girl is. As for me, I am glad I am not being lice to anymore. I deserve so much better. As for him, hd can have her. He will cheat on her as he cheated with her. Great morales and values to start a new relationship. If you are so unhappy in your marriage, then own it up, get a divorce and then start a new relationship. Cheating is a cowardly, selfish act that inflicts so much pain in your loved ones, especially your children. I am over if now. I am at peace.

    • Saoirse

      What a total immature prick you are. Revenge is for children. Clearly there was something lacking in your relationship for him to cheat (still wrong nonetheless). I wish women would grow up and move on, you know, leave with integrity and pride. You just shamed our gender.

      My ex cheated on me and I didn’t take everything he had when I left him; I could have, but I was the better person. Revenge doesn’t solve anything. I don’t need any money from him, I can hold my own weight.

      Over it? You are still fuming over it.

      • am tru

        “Clearly there was something lacking in your relationship for him to cheat” …this is the biggest copout.THis is blaming the victim mentality.
        The something wrong in the relationship…is the cheater. A cheater is a ” broken/damaged” individual who lacks the skills necessary to sustain any ” true” healthy or committed relationship. It is a lack of character and integrity on the part of the CHEATER. Relationships (all longterm)will face challenges….a healthy individual will face those challenges and work toward fixing them. If the issues are insurmountable a person of character will leave that relationship BEFORE looking for distractions. Now, as to revenge…I am not suggesting revenge. However, you suggest that”women should grow up and move on with integrity and pride”
        What about the cheater…..perhaps he ( or she) should have left with integrity and pride BEFORE stealing the pride of their spouse through their betrayal. A person is not shameful for trusting another person to live up to the promises they have made. It is shameful for a person to behave unethically and expect tobe above the consequences of their actions.

      • BigNeil

        @Am tru, Saoirse is totally correct. UNLESS abuse or substance addiction is involved, most of the time BOTH spouses play a part in the demise of a marriage. From what I read, Saoirse DID NOT excuse the cheater. Their post was about leaving the marriage and taking the high road while doing it. Am tru, I don’t mean any harm; but can you turn down the anger a ‘lil bit?

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      • Realist

        Disagree!!! If the “victim” of cheating wasn’t willing to participate in the marriage and work on things, then what is the other spouse supposed to do? (Especially when there are children involved). Are they supposed to live miserably and alone and celibate? I don’t know of anyone who marries to remain celibate and without intimacy. It is just as much the fault of and lack of integrity of the cheated-on spouse for the demise of the marriage.

      • BigNeil

        Did you READ my post. You obviously didn’t. I said, “UNLESS abuse or substance addiction is involved, MOST of the time. I did not not say ALL. Did you see, ALL of the time typed out? But you lost me. What is YOUR point exactly? We can discuss; but I don’t do the back & forth.

      • Fatima Fofana

        Damn you are so on point!

      • Grace

        Even though I am a bastard and had to be adopted due to my dad cheating. He did not step out on a good marriage. It takes two to make it good. If it is bad enough for one to want to cheat, it is bad for the other spouse as well.

        The other spouse can also pack their bags and move out and not wait to “catch” their spouse cheating so that they can turn their children against them and get money. He lost his son? Are you that cruel? I lost my whole family cause of women like you. You will get yours in the end too.

    • Vincent

      Good for you! I think that the filthy whore he was cheating with is as much to blame… You have to be a really low level of scum to do that to a marriage.

    • Island Queen

      I have so much respect for you. I agree with you on divorce if your not happy. You are a strong person to do what you did. It never gets better if you stay..stay strong

    • Patrice

      What was your husbands name? Are you from NJ Kaya? Your story sounds like it might be late to situation I’m going through but it could just be a fluke?

  • Broken

    I’ve been having an affair with a married man for 7 yrs. I too am married. We work together. We just ended, but I’m so in love with him. Yet he has hurt me so much. He’s manipulative and controlling. Blames me for everything wrong. But he can be so sweet. He says there is nothing between him and his wife. He has cheated on her before. My mind is such a mess from this. I wasn’t raised to do this sort of thing. I did everything I could think of to please him. If I would go 25 min without sending him a text he’d get mad or ignore me and I would beg and beg until he talked to me. How can I love someone like that. How can I do something like I did. I’m just drained and I did this to myself by getting involved

    • Cutedoma

      WTF! Seven years married to other people! All you are talking about is the other man. What about your husband? I have been approached by several married men all giving me the “unhappy” approach. I never fell for it. Are women really naive enough to believe they are gonna get a happy ending out of someone else’s misery? These guys are liars and cheats regardless of the woman in their life.

      • Fatima Fofana

        Yes and it is so sad

    • Sophie

      I am going through the same thing. 7years. He is very narcissistic yet has this sweet and caring side to him as well…which always sucks
      me back in. We have tried to break up on numerous occasions, but it never sticks. We have chemistry and I do feel he cares to some degree, but I am finally pulling the plug, I deserve better. It is very difficult but I know I am doing the right thing. He is miserable at home and at this point I think he is disgusting for cheating this long and not leaving her, but lying to her instead.

  • Sickened1975

    I’m married and will be divorced soon. three months ago, I met this guy and he told me he was single and never been married. i lied and said my divorce was completed. We texted all day…i mean from the time we woke up until we got home from work and talked for hours after then. we then began to see each other every weekend. i have been to family functions where he and his mother introduced me as his girlfriend. About two weeks ago we were supposed to go away and he, at the last minute stated he could not go because of financial issues. i was like ok, because i would be damned if i was gonna pay his half, but he kept asking if i was upset. and i was like just disappointed. so after this he stopped texting or barely texted and wouldn;t call. i asked him if he was coming over and he told me not this weekend. which is unusual because we spent all ou free time together for the last three months. i was very upset then. so that weekend he didnt call at all and i fussed him out. so we broke up and that following Monday, I called him and told him how much i missed him and loved him. he then confessed that he was married and they decided to get back together caouse he wanted to be there for his children. he wanted me to stay his girlfirend…he didnt live with his wife she still lived in another state…he was like nothing would change. so whe came over that night and we had sex..he stated he still want things to remain the same, because it’s not definite and he prefer to be with me…i agreed. but it is very hard and i feel sad because i loved hm so much

  • Jacy6474 .

    I found myself in a relationship with someone I have known for about 10 years. He is married. We had been seeing each other for just over 2 years. I knew better, it’s not something I do because I have been cheated on. I am not sure how I let myself get in this situation. This week he did something shady & I caught him so I am not the only woman he is cheating with. I haven’t heard from him for a few days. I love him but I am pissed. I am hurt & I am done. I guess the sad part is I have lost my friend too because I have lost respect for him. I know he is unhappy in his marriage. I know he has cheated before. I could kick myself for getting into this mess because I knew better. I prayed with my Pastor for a way out of this, I guess this was the answer.

    • Desmondus

      I guess you probably knew from the start that you couldn’t trust him compleatly. I know I can’t trust my “friend”. That doesn’t mean I don’t care for him.

  • Vincent

    Renee Pariseau, of st. Petersburg, fl (check her out on Facebook) is dating a married man in her physical therapy assistant program (pta) at south university. She left her boyfriend of two years to pursue a relationship with the married ex-marine. He is still with his wife, and is presumably keeping the fling a secret. The question is: who has the responsibility of telling his wife what’s happening? How about everyone who reads this post? Now that would be justice.

    • Sandy

      Too funny! I searched her on Facebook and she popped right up. Good looking girl with long brown hair. I messaged her and it’s true! She’s proud to be a home wrecker! Pathetic.

      I think everyone who reads this and feels that home-wrecking whores are complete trash should message her and let her know what she is!

    • Janson

      So, the dumb bitch left her boyfriend for a guy who goes home and fucks his wife after fucking her? Talk about zero self esteem.

    • Wiggs6776

      Man your a fucking asshole for putting this chick on blast. I facebooked her to, and shes hottttt.

  • Desmondus

    I know he likes women. We somethimes discuss women in general and the types he likes. I can pretty easily spot when he is lying and when not. It doesn’t bother my that he has been with other women, that he will be or that he already is(?). The thing that bothers me is that he feels like he has to lie to me to keep me “happy”.
    He has definetly cheated more than onece on his wife. He hasn’t told me directly about it, but he has given me hints. I appreciate the hints since I know this is a delicate subject for him. I’m still sad about him not telling me the (whole) truth. I once asked him if he had ever been in a relationship like this before (i.e. like we are having). At first he hesitated, then he replyed no (which I think is the truth, there is 25 years age difference between us and I can see that he sometims has difficulty with that) and finally he said: “I could have imagined myself being just with you” (defintetly a lie, he might imagine himself being with me, but he would always need something more). – This whole thing made me sad.
    He can sometimes be a bit of a schizophrenic. Sometimes he seems to enjoy my company really much. He puts his arm around me when we walk, touches me or says something inappropriate. At other times he keeps his distance, hands in the pocket. Sometimes he says I’m sweet and funny, at other times he says we shouldn’t be doing this. There is no way we are going to be together.
    Sometimes I think that he has proplems with our age gap (25 years). Once he said he didn’t want to be a freak, being in a relationship with a woman that many years younger. I told him many guys were in a relationship where the gap was even bigger. His response… well he asked me to stop talking. He just said “don’t, we can’t”. Wich is funny because I don’t think I want to be in a committed relationship with him. He on the other hand… he has obviously thought about that.
    I think this age gap
    really defines our relationship. We don’t talk every day. Sometimes we
    don’t talk for three or four weeks. (Well, this might also have something to do with his consciousness….)

    Anyway, just so you all know. For some reason it makes me happy when he spends time with his wife. When he does I like to think he is in good hands. At other times…. I just wish I could be there to keep him out of trouble.

    If I could give people advice it would be: NEVER enter a relationship with a married man. AVOID being a close friend with a married man. It’s diffcoult, you will suffer, no matter what. Even if you don’t want to be with him full time it will hurt.

  • sidechick

    I have been seeing a married man for about 6 months (did not know he was married for weeks into it) and hes always said he shouldve never married her. its not just sex we disnt have sex for a while after we me…we have fun just hanging out doing nothing at all. When i told him i know he will never really be my man he stops me saying that its not that he doesnt want to be or wouldnt be but He has two children and says that he just doesnt know how to leave them. Am I carrying false hope that he will someday be mine or could it really happen?

    • lisa

      He will never leave and IF he does, he will do you the same way he treats her and her children. How do I know? My husband carried on an affair, I divorced him, he would NOT divorce me. He married her and now he is cheating on her, and she is crying just like I did, for she THOUGHT he would be honest and faithful to HER. Newsflash, he isn’t going to. He wanted his family back and I said NOPE. He blames HER for his kids not talking to him, bla bla, I could care less, her tears are my reward.

      • sidechick

        Thank you…I know I just need to end it

      • Danni Smith

        now let’s discuss seniors-yeah, most people think by the time a man is 65 years old he is past all that cheating mentality, but not this one. And me, even older, slightly. He pursued me presenting himself as free, divorced and a “renter”. But, was liiving with a woman of means, him meansless, for many years, who had been his affair partner while both were married. He divorced his wife for the second time and her husband died after they had lived together for 5 years. He cheated on his wife in both marriages and flaunted it in front of her with this woman who he was now living with. And then he started with me, widowed and vulnerable. It went on for a long time- three years-I ended it and told her, in writing. It was the only way to make him stay away from me, that he will hate me. She had a right to know, yet she should have known he would be the same man/cheater to her that he was with her.

  • What a fantastically written and beautiful article.

    Couples all over the globe give up on their marriages every year, and they do so needlessly. If they knew what to do to open the lines of communication and talk to their partners, they could save themselves a lot of stress and heartache.You never thought the day you married that you would end up divorcing. In fact, it would have been the furthest thing from your mind. Do you remember the love that brought the two of you together that day? Seem but a distant memory? Nobody ever said it would be easy, and certainly nothing prepares you for the life change that you undertake in marriage. There is no manual that comes with the marriage license that tells you how to make things work. So you blunder on, doing the best you can. But what if that’s not enough? Don’t be scared to ask for help. You can save yourself the stress and emotional heartache and re ignite the passion that you once both felt.

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    God bless.

  • JJ

    i met this guy online, who lied about his personal life, he said he was divorced for 8 years, after i met him in person, got to know each other for three months, and had sex with him, i discovered that he was actually living with his 20 years younger mistress beside his wife who is living in another state. by then i was already madly in love with him, he said he was madly in love with me, he said that if he didn’t lie he would have got me. I know that I was not to have slept with a married man( who also has a mistress), but have struggling hard and been hurt by his act, with my ignorance for 3 months. I am pushing him away to end this painful relationship. i totally lost respect for him, and obviously he doesn’t have respect for me either, it is worthless, but have wasting my time for 17 months. he suggested we just being friends, but i can’t have friendship with someone breach basic human trust.

  • AD

    Thank you for this I’m 22 years old and I’m dating a 42 year old married man and to be honest I am so inlove with him and lately I have been thinking about myself and the future we would have and reading your article did give me a peace of mind regarding our situation. I have been trying my hardest but I don’t think it’s worth it anymore. :'(

    • candygirl

      I am 19 and dating a 44 year old man. We are both deeply in love and i lose hope once in a while. But if you both want it equally as bad, you will work through it and it will be okay. It will take time, but it will all be worth it in the end. I wish i could call you or meet you. I need someone who understands.

  • shazam0987654321

    My boyfriend is married but they have been separated for 2 years & the divorce is being finalized as I type lol

  • Lilac

    I’m a single woman who met my married lover months ago, out shopping one day. He runs his own business and from the moment we met, there was a connection. I knew he was married, I saw his ring finger, so I downplayed the connection and said I was tripping. Well I had left my business card for when my order gets in to call me. Well he did, but then one day while I was out of town he called me and I was shocked. He asked to take me out. We spend 5 nights a week together and we often go out of town together. I’ve never asked him to leave his wife. In fact I don’t even love the guy, sure I have feelings for him but I know that he is someone else’s man and therefore not made for me. I’m also aware of the same way you get that man will be the same way you lose that man. But now he’s told me that he loves me and he wants only me. This guy does spoil me, and we don’t do the late night thing or the sneaking on the phone or the booty calls at night. In fact we spend much of our time out in the public and during the day. I feel bad, when he takes me to the movies and holds my hand or when we go shopping he holds my hand or we walk arm in arm. I’ve never asked him where she is in all of this. I try and do things discreetly out of respect and it bothers him. I mean this man will pay my bills, in 5 months, I’ve been on 15 vacations with him. Yeah she calls and he keeps it short with her. When people mistake me for his wife, he doesn’t correct them. Even when we stay at resorts, he’s quick to use his credit card or bank card and I remind him they can be traced and I offer to use mine and still then he gives me the money. I don’t have to wash my cars, he does them, I don’t have to do maint. on them he does it. It’s not always about sex either. We go weeks and months too without sex. We talk daily, at least 4 times a day. He texts me every day, facetime, and times when they are out he will call me just to tell me he was thinking about me and it’s never a click and hang-up. I decided to give in to my inhibitions and I stopped fighting the chemistry and the connection. I am honest with him and I know he’s as honest as he can be given the situation. I decided to let go of my double standards and regrets. As a man his job is to try everything to keep me and to get what he wants, doesn’t mean I have to give in or go along for the ride or the flow and my life hasn’t stopped because of him either. Our relationship isn’t exactly secret either as far as my friends are concerned and some of them are married.

    • WestonGirl

      What you do to others will come back to you…it’s a fact. 🙁

    • Casor_Greener

      Keep riding baby!

      • Fatima Fofana

        Wow. This is what I’m talking about right here.

    • Fatima Fofana

      You’ve got a real winner. Since you are doing this and it is okay, will it be okay once he gets tired of you to go and do this with the next girl? Will you accept that? Wait, you already kind of are though? So you won’t be mad at the next one right? I’m not judging you at all, I really want to know how it is processing in your brain? I bet you’re smart and so beautiful, there is someone out there who can give you their all. Remember that.

  • Diva

    I was dating a married man & didn’t know he was married until recently. We had a trip planned & I left him at the airport! I will not send my soul to hell just to date someone else’s husband! It’s not worth it.

    • faithfull

      A women I respect, an whom respects herself! As what women deserves, or settles for another Women’s sloppy seconds. In end sympathy should be shed on the Mistress, A women who lacks self esteem low self respect an self worth. Degrading oneself only adds additional pain an emotional trahma to overcome. As I would say a person whom conducts themselves needed therapies to address ceartian mental “diagnosis” prior to gaining their title Mistress, not a sought after glorified Title, words in similar catagory; whore; basstared; worthless bitch; home wreaker; one would hope to archive more in life

  • sugarmomma

    I’ve been dating a married man which I didnt know he was until 6months into the realationship and feelings had grown she recently found out about me she seen pictures of him and I text messages back and fourth from each and now iam inlove with him what should I do please give me some advice

    • Nia Syrah

      brace yourself for him to make a choice and that probably won’t be you. surround yourself with good friends and go through whatever process you need to in order to let him go. this can’t end well, especially if there are kids involved.

  • MistressNot

    When we met he told me he liked me for a very long time but I never noticed him. I did notice him, I noticed he was married so I ignored him. This only made him want me more which is where as women we mess up. All the extra compliments, attention and gifts are hard to turn down and somehow these guys master the art of being sincere however the absolute hardest thing to do is to walk away from what feels like amazing chemistry and a passion you may have never experienced before.

    We flirted. I felt guilty. I stopped. He eventually did too. Guess what, he moved on to the the next and she is probably crying her eyes out as I type this.

    In the end, the longing for that taboo passion did not outweigh the horrible pain I knew I would experience if I slept/fell in love with him.

    Just don’t do it ladies, WE NEVER WIN THIS GAME.

  • Schoolish

    When you know better, you will want to slap yourself in your own darn head!Even if you end up with the person, the marriage is doomed from the beginning because GOD does not put those marriages together, and god does NOT change his ways, how can he bless such a marriage?. Trust me, you will suffer, The kids suffer, the entire family unit will suffer and it will feel more like a curse than a blessing. Yes the marriage may not have worked out, but you should make sure that it has nothing to do with you. If someone is married, no matter how bad the person says it is, run the other way! if you should bump into them in the future after the divorce then that’s different, but know without a doubt those relationships end up to be more of a curse than a blessing.

    • Donttelldaydaydotcom

      Pretty much.

    • Seahorses_Rule

      Not true. I know plenty of second marriages that have lasted 25 30 years that started out while the people were married. Absolute statements are angry ones and mostly check the stats…. they don’t exist. People fall in love people leave all the time. The only thing you see on blogs are frustrated people who are losing the battle. The ones that win have a different tactic and they do not have a reason to be blogging or on this site telling you about what it is they did right.

    • Seahorses_Rule

      Not true. I know plenty of second marriages that have lasted 25 30 years that started out while the people were married. Absolute statements are angry ones and mostly check the stats…. they don’t exist. People fall in love people leave all the time. The only thing you see on blogs are frustrated people who are losing the battle. The ones that win have a different tactic and they do not have a reason to be blogging or on this site telling you about what it is they did right.

  • patientchic

    In my past I have been with a few married men. The first one, I was in my late teens. He was a few yrs older, with a girlfriend, whom he eventually married and had children with. We continued sneaking around on and off for years, but not once did he mention being with me… even after his divorce (that did not involve me). Years later, I messed around with another married man JUST FOR SEX, and got pregnant. I kept my son, but I never interrupted his family. About 10 yrs later I learned that he has a daughter (on the side) less than one yr younger than my son. My son is now 15s and his father, now diorced, proudly acknowledges all of his children (3 through marriage, 3 on the side, and one younger child) but still don’t show give much support. I said I’d never be with anoter married man. I took that as a lesson. I met a man years ago. He and I were both in relationships so we let it go. Eight yrs later, we met again . He’s married but his wife left him and moved out of town. He still respects his marriage, wears his ring and supports his wife. We’d spend time together but he felt he was doing wrong. Having respect for me, his vows before God and even still his wife, we’ve decided to part until his divorce is final. THIS is the type of man I’ve been waiting for. His great respect just makes me respect and love him so much more. I know these 3 months will be well worth my wait!

  • Guest

    I’m sleeping with an engaged man. I didn’t know he had someone when we first started talking and having sex. 4 months into the ship he told me that he wanted to be honest, that he was engaged but still wanted to have me. According to him, I was giving him the sex that she wouldn’t. I didn’t believe him and was hurt he did that to me so I broke things off with him. 2 months later, now I’m pregnant with another man’s baby (the 1 time I have a ONS…sad!) and now he’s back trying to have me in his bed again, in spite of my situation. I wish I could say I don’t want him but I do. But, it’s solely because the sex is AMAZING! I don’t even care that I’m hurting some other woman because women don’t give a damn about each other anymore. Not the ones where I am. I used to be this huge “stick for women” kind of woman until I stepped into reality and saw how women truly are. How they treat each other. They could give 2 fcks about one another! I only sometimes feel bad about being with him because my sister’s fiance left her after 5yrs for another woman and here I am sort of doing the same thing as the “mistress.” But, I don’t have feelings for him nor do I expect him to ever leave her for me. I see him as a booty call. And so long as he keeps putting it down in the bedroom, we’re on good terms and I won’t have to find a replacement. Think what you will about that, but we’re both getting the same thing from each other: sex. If he gets hurt, which I’m sure he will eventually (if she catches him), that’ll be his problem. It’s no concern of mine either way because I certainly won’t get hurt because I’m going in to this with my eyes wide open this second time around.

  • Y

    I’m sleeping with an engaged man. I didn’t know he had someone when we first started talking and having sex. 4 months into the ship he told me that he wanted to be honest, that he was engaged but still wanted to have me. According to him, I was giving him the sex that she wouldn’t. I didn’t believe him and was hurt he did that to me so I broke things off with him. 2 months later, now I’m pregnant with another man’s baby (the 1 time I have a ONS…sad!) and now he’s back trying to have me in his bed again, in spite of my situation. I wish I could say I don’t want him but I do. But, it’s solely because the sex is AMAZING! I don’t even care that I’m hurting some other woman because women don’t give a damn about each other anymore. Not the ones where I am. I used to be this huge “stick for women” kind of woman until I stepped into reality and saw how women truly are. How they treat each other. They could give 2 fcks about one another! I only sometimes feel bad about being with him because my sister’s fiance left her after 5yrs for another woman and here I am sort of doing the same thing as the “mistress.” But, I don’t have feelings for him nor do I expect him to ever leave her for me. I see him as a booty call. And so long as he keeps putting it down in the bedroom, we’re on good terms and I won’t have to find a replacement. Think what you will about that, but we’re both getting the same thing from each other: sex. If he gets hurt, which I’m sure he will eventually (if she catches him), that’ll be his problem. It’s no concern of mine either way because I certainly won’t get hurt because I’m going in to this with my eyes wide open this second time around.

    • Donttelldaydaydotcom

      You’re wrong for that, love. Now when karma knocks on your door, dont be surprised how much worse it may get for you.

    • Nina Mazzone

      I’ve been with a married man for three years and he left his wife for other reasons they were in therpay and whatever else . He bought a new house but hasn’t filed for divorce yet . We were friends when we met and I never had an intentions on being with him it just happened I guess and we’ve had our ups and down but I’m lost and confused and in only 21 he’s 20 something years older . I don’t know know where I stand like how my her longer do I have to wait : I shouldn’t have to wait for anyone love doesn’t wait . It’s just no one is in my situation .

  • lucia

    I have been dating a married man for 8months. He said that his marriage is in the rocks. I believed him. He says he cant divorce her as he will loss half his wealth to his wife who has never worked as she is a house wife for the past 14 years. he says I must give him time to sort things out by trying to get people who will pretend to buy some of his accents. so that the wife does not get all he has worked hard for.

    • Used

      He will never leave 🙁

    • Donttelldaydaydotcom

      No offense but why would you believe that to begin with? Honestly she has worked just as hard to get the “wealth he has earned” as a housewife she stayed home and took care of the children (if he has any) and him. Why shouldn’t she be entitled to have some of it? That’s selfish on his part, and shameful.

      To talk about someone they married (for better or worse) is shameful because at one point he loved this woman and those “flaws” weren’t an issue beforehand.

      Im sure these men (and cheating women) have done things to cause the issues (maybe cheating before?) that is hurting their marriage. As a woman that is unacceptable to believe. When he is with the other woman after you, what is he saying about you to her?

  • Used

    My marriage was pretty much over when I met my married man and as soon as I realised I was having feelings for another man I told my husband it was over and we separated. The married man did the same but then freaked out as his wife threatened to take the kids away and he relented, begged her to come back and so began the waiting game.
    He told me he loved me, that his wife was cold and judgemental and didnt like sex. He talked to me ALL the time through facebook,, told me that his marriage was defintely over and that he just wanted to do it slowly and carefully for his girls’ sakes.
    I found it very hard and was often emotional, also dealing with the stress of separating from my husband and making sure my own kids were okay.
    We embarked on a physical relationship that was probably wrong because I should have waited until he had definitely left, but it felt like mutual comfort, something that we both needed and I was head over heels in love with him. He was very charming and charasmatic, promising me that it would all be okay and getting cross with me if I ever voiced doubt. I know now that he lied to me a lot but at the time it seemed as though he had an answer for everything.
    Then… One day he just stopped talking to me. He said he had had the worst night of his life and that we should take the time to get our shit together and then see what remained.
    I wondered if his wife had found out, but mostly i blamed myself as I had been a bit needy and emotional that week, asking him when he was going to leave etc.
    But I decided he was right, we had to sort our situations out, so I stayed calm and concentrated on sorting out my own separation. I didn’t hear from him for about a month.
    Just recently he started contacting me again, saying that he had missed me and asking me to go for coffee. We met up and had a lovely time and I thought this was it, he had sorted his shit and was ready to be with me..he talked about how this was our chapter 2 and how everything was going to be okay. Maybe I should have asked him outright what was going on but I was too high on the thought that he still loved me and there was obviously still chemistry between us. We made love.
    The next day he told me how he was confused, and what had happened before. His wife had asked him to leave, not because of our affair but because she had grown tired of him not caring about her. He rented a flat for a couple of weeks, but realised he couldn’t do it and begged her to take him back. Now his relationship with his daughters is better than ever and he wants to repair his marriage. He said he wanted to stay good friends with me, maybe more, because who knows, it might not work out in a year or so. I said I couldn’t do that.
    I was absolutely fuming – what on earth was he thinking sleeping with me when he wanted to make his marriage work? I felt used and I lost my temper with him. I slapped him, and though I feel my anger was justified I feel awful about that.
    I feel as though I have lost everything for him. I have no friends left as they didn’t approve of my relationship with him. Things with my ex are very strained as he was hurt by the way I ended it with him. My kids have suffered..and now I have lost my dignity because of how cross I got with him.
    Trust me girls; a relationship with a married man is NEVER worth it, especially if he has kids. Stay well away.

    • Used

      I forgot to mention his terrified pleas to me not to tell his wife everything. He actually had the gall to beg me not to break his marriage. I won’t do, but only for the sake of the children involved. Pathetic.

      • iamme

        Hi, i can relate very well with your problem… we are in the same boat. Only that we didnt speak no more for 4months now… cause he felt guilty and wants to reconcile with his wife and fixed his marriage whereby his excuses is bout his KIDS. If the reason is bout his kids if he really loves them why in the first place he would want to fling around with me? i hate him tho i miss him but i have to stand firm and move on.

  • chillaxing

    Help.. I’ve been seeing/sexing a married man for four months. I’ve been thru so much, im a widow. Children. Lonely as hell. He is one of the most sexiest men I’ve ever seen. Amazing lover. I keep tryi.g to break it off, avoid his calls, try to stay busy n distracted. But I end up right back in bed with him. And afterwards i hate myself. I DON’T want him to leave his wife for me. I DON’T want to be in a serious relationship with him bcuz I know from experience HE’S a womanizing liar. I just dont want to feel so alone in the world. When we’re together he’s funny attentive warm generous. Best kisser ever.. I think the only way to end this is to move far away. He won’t let me go and when he’s in his convincing mode i give in every time. I know its terrible to touch a married man. I DON’T hate his wife or feel like we are in competition. I dont allow him to speak bad of her EVER. I know im in the wrong, im the unwanted dinner guest. I just need strength encouragement something to leave this 6’1 mocha sexy walking temptation.. HOW? This man has even ask me to give him a child.. I told him i might be weak right now, but trust me im not that dhamm stupid. He said please. I double up on birth control just to be sure. Condoms n pills. I’m a very attractive woman. Keep myself up. Confidant n paid.Why am i so weak to him. Im not usually this way. Why can’t i just leave this alone? Why?

    • 5YearsLaterStillTheOW

      The lure of something you’re not supposed to have. Trust me, I understand (I just posted now about my 5 years as the OW). I know I genuinely fell in love with mine and I warn other women from letting themselves get that deep. It will get you no where. You don’t want to feel the sadness of not being picked (because normally they are cowardly and never do). I promise you that you are beautiful and will find another sexy mocha man. 😉 That will love you openly for the whole world to see and what to give you the world because he loves you and only you. Don’t just walk away…run! 🙂

      • chillaxing

        Thank you.. Since I posted, I’ve really been trying to keep busy and keep my distance. Its been working so far. He seems agitated with me, thinking im with another man ( I wish it was that SIMPLE) I must admit it’s hard. But i know it’s ts for the best. But gosh darn it i miss my mocha lol wheeww. Sometimes I think did i mess up my karma. If i do find someone single legally lol and free and available, im Destin to be cheated on.. Anyway thank you for the encouragement. Its been 9 days and counting.

      • Kelly

        If you block his number and stay firm he will leave…please escape from him and it is better to be alone than in a wrong relationship. I am also quite an attractive woman and have guys chasing me… But i have decided to stay alone for a while and understand why I have gotten myself into this painful experience. Self-esteem, fear of being alone. Actually I took several counselling sessions and they helped a lot to understand. Pain is something you can stand… Just takes a month of everything you have got and then everyday it becomes easier!!!

      • chillaxing

        Well I was doing good for almost a month. Started traveling, visiting friends. Then one day, at the drive thru at Starbucks. This car was blaring their horn. Looked over it’s him. ( i had changed my number) He was screaming and YELLING why was I so cruel, how could I just vanish like that. I got out of the drive thru, told him if he calmed down we coukd park and talk. We did, amazing I wasn’t hypnotized by him like I usually be. We talked and talked. His big announcement was HE’S filing for divorced. Lol.. lol. It was funny and desperate. I lied to him and told him I was seeing someone and it’s serious lol.. He said he can’t believe I replaced him so quickly. Then started with the penis measuring lol. I looked at him and couldn’t hold my laughter.. I left and told him to take care of himself and his family.. Dodged a bullet for real…

      • Lotus

        I truly admire your strength and am grateful for your advice. For me, 7 years as the OW has taken is toll. I’m trying to break it off with him, but he is trying to make me feel guilty for not waiting. I am a strong woman, but I need that push to walk away like other women do.

    • Wanda

      Please run as fast as you can…..nothing but true heart ache I stay in it for a long time….now I’m old…….fill your time with something else…..as women…men will only do to you what you allow them to do…..I thought I couldn’t get anyone else.

  • Heartbroken

    I am the wife in this scenario. My husband had a mistress overseas. He always texted me how much he loved and missed me. One night I actually had a dream and saw him in bed with a prostitute- they were talking and he was rubbing her hand. I sent him an email describing it and years later he confessed. The infidelity also came out. It had been years, many years later but it still hurt the same. In the process, he demanded I respect her in memory and basically told me that at any given point I should be aware that I’m ‘replaceable’. Like a wild animal caught- he began to list all the things wrong with me, a list of flaws if you will or reason why he had the affair. Some hurtful ones included that I was dumb-(I’m a RN/ she was a prostitue), fat(I was 113lbs, 5’4′ and loved yoga), he just couldn’t talk to me like he could with her (she didn’t speak English and he didn’t speak her language). When I asked for a divorce- he started crying and saying that it was a mistake. I honestly never saw it coming. But I have learned not to trust him and that he is capable of ANYTHING. Just a word of caution to those mistresses out there, you aren’t dealing with a real man- they are liars. Plain and simple.

  • 5YearsLaterStillTheOW

    They never leave. 🙁 5 years into my relationship with the married man; at the start I was also married and we both had children in our marriages. I made the choice to leave my husband once I got caught. I couldn’t continue being with two people…it was destroying me emotionally and physically. He didn’t leave. His wife recently found out and he said he wanted to stay with her and “work it out because of the kids”. Except he never ended it with me like he he told her he would. I thought she would leave after he told her he loved me too (a claim I wouldn’t believe had I not been there to witness it with my own ears). But she never left. Not even one night. She’s much older than me and a good bit older than him. My heart is broken. I left my husband and my home after over a decade together. And the married man didn’t pick me. Now I’m stuck, sharing custody of my child and watching the married man and his wife pretend to be happy, while he sees me on the side. I know he loves me but he will never, ever be the one to leave. She would have to leave him and that will never happen. Save yourself the heartache ladies. Or you’ll find yourself in a perpetual cycle of gut wrenching sadness and loneliness. Trust me, I google and try to find success stories…but lets be honest… they are few and far between. We tried to end our relationship several times and I cried every single day. I cry as I write this. I know brighter days are in my future…but getting this emotionally attached makes you feel horrible– it affects your self esteem (asking yourself over and over, why didn’t he pick me? What’s wrong with me? And you’ll pick yourself apart constantly), you question the what-ifs (maybe if I wait it out, he’ll be with me one day; except that’s no way to live your life and only prolongs the sadness. I go through phases…so so angry with him and wanting to tell his wife he never stopped seeing me. But I never do. I don’t want his children to suffer…but I do wish sometimes that he had to deal with the destruction like I had to when my marriage ended and I had to move away. I think I could write for days about the grief process…but my advice is simple: just don’t do it. Dont let yourself get attached like I have, or you’ll spend way too many nights crying yourself to sleep while he takes his wife on dates, celebrates holidays, or just lives his life. Which you aren’t doing while waiting for a married man.

    • Kelly

      I have accidently found this discussion and really know what you feel. I was involved with a married guy that fell for me and I really know this – I could see this. He was depressed, struggling and devastated. I know he was even thinking about leaving but eventually told me this was not possible for another 2-3 years. But I have already realized that 2 years means never! And I turned around and left cold turkey! Yes, i am still suffering, yes I am in terrible pain sometimes but it gets easier each day. And actually I have never been than whole, that proud for myself for being strong and preserving mu dignity. Yes, it was a mistake and I do not even know if I’d accept him should he divorced. But it hurts because you are not the number one. Please find that courage – and don’t look back no matter how hurd it hurts. You are strong and you will get thought it!

      • Kelly

        Just to add- we had a discussion about the situation and i told him he needs to choose. Weeks went by and nothing… No action, no words. He could not give up on me and he could not give up on his children. And one day I woke up and felt thay terrible pain in my heart. I felt sick and completely broken from lies and sleepless night and a feeling that I was loosing myself. It is like an addiction – you have to collect yourself and break it. On that very day I told muself that nothing matters anymore. It does not matter if he is the last guy I will date (not true, I will meet aomeone new), whether he understood me like no one else, whether everything he was doing was the best. I am walking away. And I blocked his number without even giving him mu last goodbye. And he derserved it. I saw his pictures lately… Sad, broken, empty. And two months down the road I am hurting but I am free and much much happier than him.

      • Lotus

        Thank you. After 7 years, I am trying so hard to leave him. I can’t wait another 6 years as he is asking me to do. … until the kids are grown. I don’t want. .. can’t be 2nd best anymore. But emotionally, this is killing me.

    • Audrey Huggins

      You left a marriage to be a fling? No nothing?

    • Lotus

      I thought I was alone in this. I needed to read this. Why do we do this to ourselves? The pain is unbearable.

    • BB

      I am with you.. He left me for his wife.. Despite he been telling me that I am the ones that he loves… I am in the same situation as you excepts both of us doesn’t have any kids… I got divorced and now he told me that we are a mistake and his wife is the victim. He said that he want to make thing right for once. He want to remove me totally from his life and move on. He wished me all the best and hope I will never cross his path anymore.

      • lily

        BB, don’t worry you will find somebody. Mine called to wish me well too (it sounded more like thanks for the pussy). We all make mistakes, the trick is to move on.

    • ren

      wow, I feel terrible reading your story. I’m in a similar situation. Only I’m just 10 months in. I’m battling through an acrimonious divorce, bleeding my bank account, losing my kids 50%, and the other guy who started with separation still hasn’t separated. He has 2 kids, I have 2 kids. I have been crying all week.

  • tkjh

    What about if the married man speaks volumes of his wife, says he loves her deeply and will never leave her, there is nothing wrong in his marriage, she is perfect. Then I ask him then what is he doing with me? And he says, he has no idea, it’s just me.

    Not all married men are liars and this man was upfront and honest about his marital status and his intentions with me. He told me his never looking to leave his family, he just wants harmless fun on the side.

    So decision is 100% up to me if I accept these terms.

    I accepted initially because I was just looking for regular sexual fun. I didn’t think I would get emotionally affected, because I am not exclusive to him as why should I be? And initially, I really didn’t see him as someone I could love. It took 1.5 years to reach that conclusion when I realise I have loved him.

    He also treats me like his inlove with me, I’ve been married before, divorced now, and had a few exclusive love relationships, but I swear that, there is no man I have ever been with that treats me as precious as this man treats me.

    What I mean is, this was suppose to be about sex right? But he would happily take me on holiday with him and not have sex with me at all or even touch me. He lets me make the first move, and he just completely respects me. If I choose not to have sex with him for a whole week, his fine, and he will still spoil me and go do with me everything else I want to do.

    He asks for nothing from me, except that I grace him with my company and time if I am able. He tries his best to twist his schedule around my schedule.

    He knows his married so his not in any position to ask anything or demand anything from me, but point is, ALOT of other married men may be married but still make demands and expectations from their mistresses.

    So my married man is a saint. The only unsaintly part is that his married, and his clearly cheating on his wife with me.

    It’s confusing because I love him but I just want him to be happy, and he does feel he loves his wife and do not want to leave her.

    It is confusing why he is with me. It’s not even for sex anymore. That’s the weirdest part. It seems he just always want my opinion on things, he likes to tell me what’s going on his life, discuss it with me, he just wants company. But that’s what his wife is for isn’t it? Why me?

    Any insights?

    • Jessica Smiley McNamara

      We’re definitely in the same boat. My married friend and I are in love with each other and I love the way he looks at me and treats me like a princess…and it hurts him to know when I’m in a relationship. ..but he always waits for me to make the move on him and we don’t have sec when we’re together. Just talk, laugh, drink, go to dinner, and enjoy the time we have together…it’s a crazy situation. And he tells me he hates that he’s in love with 2 women and he doesn’t know what to do. And he always asks how I feel about us and if he’s hurting me and if I wanted to end “our thing” I could because he wants me to be happy.
      It’s just mind boggling.

      • Wanda

        You. Still should leave it alone …….even though you are not sexually involve. Yet..it is still wrong .If he breaks up with his wife and you want to get together than do so……do like he says be happy….If it’s meant to be it will happen at the right time when he is totally free.

    • Michelle Chaisson

      Question: How did you allow yourself to be put into their situation and expect a favorable outcome ? As a Marriage and Family therapist, people cheat for so many different reasons. Men usually don’t leave their wives if children are involved or not. From my lens with couples I counsel, affairs can trigger so many adrenaline emotions that it’s easy to get caught up but in the end feelings will become involved regardless of expectations and someone will get hurt it’s usually the wife or the mistress. Word of advice. Put yourself in the shoes of someone who has to explain to children you are the reason the family separated and a major contributor to their lifestyle change, therapy, watching their parents in court and the other emotions that come with being the other woman. I believe in “karma”. Reflect on your own standards and do a self inventory.

      • No Try Do or Do Not

        I too believe in Karma but a lot of people are tricked…..and I’m sorry but the other woman is NOT the only reason and certainly not the main reason. Are you saying the man just can’t say no or has no responsibility here? HE SHOULD BE THE ONE THINKING ABOUT EXPLAINING IT TO HIS KIDS. DONT LET THOSE LIARS OFF THE HOOK. It’s the mans fault first and foremost. Don’t blame the other woman right out of the gate 60%of these men lie about being married or rationalize to get the woman emotionally underpinned and it’s the husbands fault. Especially because they knowingly are manipulating women with emotion. Marriage should come with a tattoo on the neck. I wonder oh much cheating that might avoid. It’s all about consequence. Divorce has financially and the only thing men care more about than a piece of tail is money. That’s why they won’t leave. Women too. It’s the antiquated hard wiring in men’s brains that 90% of them cheat married or not. And you have to have some serious character to over come it… Getting it at home or not. They are heartless creatures when it comes to sex and won’t even try to not do it. But they are human and therefore have the ability to walk away. It’s all about consequence …if they think they can get away with it they will.

        Don’t blame the other woman, yes many are at fault but look at the crap this world has dealt them. People are lonely and when lonely do stupid crap …..don’t judge everyone has a different story. If you believe in Karma you should know placing blame is a big no no.

      • tabby

        i am in love with a married man. while i do not want him to leave his wife for me, i just want him to love me. i have been in 3 serious relationships but they all left. Left me broken in pieces. i decided i was done with men. Then i met him… For the first year, everything was great. Calls, messages, chats, video calls…i even went exclusive with him as he was terribly hurt when i was still seeing other guys. He didn’t hold back the fact that he was married and with a kid too… he has met my entire family… we even started a business together. My life is practically attached to his. But recently, he changed how he acts towards me. And because of my fear with my past relationship and the fact that everyone always leaves me, i let the insecurities show…calling him, asking him what went wrong…he says my insecurities are making me rant but i know he’s changed. Honestly,i am an emotional mess! I am dating someone i know would never be mine, i would never see him as often as i like, can’t call, can’t go on dates with, someone who has to clearly dictate the pace of the relationship, and someone who is very married… and i love him so much i think id just die if someone else i love leaves me…….

  • yb

    I’m engaged but not happy I guess I’m still here because we have child together about 2 months ago i met this guy and we started talking, from the start he was honest he told me hes married and I know I’m wrong but I’m starting to catch feelings for him idk if he is towards me since he set his rules which one of them was no feeling, he tells me that he will never leave his wife because they have 2 young children, I asked him why he cheats he reply that he hardly has sex with his wife and that they don’t communicate a lot since he’s a workaholic, so he’s looking for someone that gives him what he’s wife is not doing…idk what to do today I told him that I broke one of his rules he asked me which one I said feelings then I said I messed he reply back with yes fuck that I don’t understand what that means and he hasn’t texted me since.

    • Unknown

      YB!! I’m going through the same situation “BUT I DIDNT KNOW HE WAS MARRIED AT FIRST” I had to find out on my own had i never found out on my own I don’t think he would have told me. Now that I know he’s basically telling me to control my feeling what the hell do u mean control my feelings had I known I wouldn’t be in this predicament like the article said he’s not leaving his wife and I’m tired of crying every night wishing he was with me or wishing I was in her shoes just to have her that’s not healthy at all..

      • yb

        You are so right this is not healthy…we can’t talk on weekends so on Monday he texted me and tells the samething remember this is what is no feelings and I started crying because how can I not develop feelings for someone that I speak to mon-fri that I spend time with.. I just don’t know what to do even my fiance is noticing that something is wrong with me that I’m very distant

    • Wanda

      runnnnnnnnnn……………please before it’s to late

      • Yb

        It’s very hard I try to ignore him but always end up running back to him

    • Mrs anonymous

      My situation is similar. I am engaged for over 3 years now due to the fact that every time I made up my mind to get married to my fiancée which I have a son with I catch him in some flirting situations with other females but I stayed because of my son. We are together 8 years . A few months ago he got into an accident, he survived but a couple weeks after the accident I got a message from a female on facebook claiming her cousin is pregnant for him , he told her that he is going to leave me for her and some other things too. Ohh yes he denied everything. I was devastated!! He couldn’t walk at the time so I put my feelings away and helped him through the ordeal. During this time I met a married man, at first, I didn’t trust him but as time passed and he was there to talk to i shared my feelings about my situation. We continued talking for months. My feelings grew for this married man and lessen on my fiancée, I don’t know how or when but I started liking him more and more. He started calling me and texting me. We started going out with each other and I started pushing away my fiancée more. This married guy has me feeling special, saying everything I need to hear but wants his wife and myself to be in his life. This had me thinking, how is that going to workout? So I asked the question and his response was don’t worry it will. I don’t want to talk to people around me because I am not a bad person and I wasn’t looking for love, it just happened!! As my situation stands it’s been almost a year now, I am not married to my fiancée because I don’t love him in that way anymore but I am there because of my son and as for the married man, I am in love with him but he’s not leaving his wife. I feel like I am between a rock and a hard place. I don’t know where to turn!!!!!! I am hurting all around!!

  • confused.com

    Im single and was having an affair with a married man. I always swore i would never do this as i have been cheated on in the past. My partner died 16 months ago , my soul mate , my best friend. The man i was seeing i knew for a few years but never even guessed he liked me that way. He let me know his feelings a few months after my partner died , he said he wanted sex as he hadnt had sex with his wife for 3 years as he no longer found her sexually attractive , but he said from the start he would not leave his wife and would not allow himself to have any feelings for me. 2 months later he told me that he had fallen in love with me . He would tell me all those lovely things that i was a loving caring sexy lady , he would tell me that he missed me and how much he loved me , yet he loved his wife , how can you be “in love” with someone you dont fancy ? They have no children together. I asked him if he feels guilty doing what he did and he said no. How can you love 2 different women and it not mess your head up at all ? . I ended it a few months ago for several weeks , but like a fool started talking again to him. He said that he missed me very much and that he was hurt. I have now 3 months after seeing him again ended it . I feel like he took advantage of my vulnerable situation regarding my partner dying and never had these feelings for me at all . I know i should never of started seeing him in the first place , he said he has never had an affair before but i dont know if i believe him, i know he will not contact me again as i really feel he never really cared to begin with. This is a very big lesson learnt . Never again

  • Lily

    To anyone out there who will
    listen. Never date a married man. If you choose to, just remember to never
    believe whatever he tells you. Is all lies. I found out not only the married
    man I was dating lying about the circumstances surrounding his marriage, but he
    was also seeing another woman. Come to realize the wife found text messages
    between them and they are heading for a divorce.

    You know the funny part; he plans
    on moving on with his life after the separation/divorce whatever it is not with
    me. He wants me to find somebody else and get married to. He even gave me
    advice on finding the right person. Yes this was the guy; I thought was
    unhappily married and couldn’t leave because of financial responsibilities.
    This was a guy who wanted to build a life with me and have kids with me one day.
    Sneaking around is not easy as it seems. You will always come last. He will
    promise you the world and go home to his wife. Believe me is not worth it.

    Now am trying to start over with
    someone else and believe me it feels good for you to call your man anytime of
    the day being bright early morning or how late it is at night. It feels wonderful
    to walk in public holding hands, kissing and not worrying about someone seeing
    us. It feels good to meet each other’s friends and family.

    Am not saying is easy moving on
    because I still have feelings for the guy, but the more you stay, the worse it
    will get. Good luck out there!

    • Lil bit

      Hi, I been in this for five years it was good the first three years when he got caught it change everything. This is hard I trying to move on but I’m stuck on him.

  • Amanda Jones

    There is no worse pain you will ever go through in life if you are a mistress who gets emotionally involved with a married man.

  • Amanda Jones

    I have been with a MM for over two years. I was so taken in by him in the beginning, totally blinded and wrapped up by the fantasy affair fog. The highs were untouchable. I lived in the moment without fear or worry and I felt so good about myself. He made me feel alive, like a real woman, beautiful, loved and the sex was out of this world. Over the top. Crazy, intense, passionate. Best ever for both of us. We were hooked pretty quickly. Two years later we are still very addicted to each other. And the sex is still out of this world, amazing. I never believed you could have such incredible sexual chemistry with anyone, especially two years in. I call it ADDICTION because that is what it really is. It isn’t love. It is co-dependency. It is rooted in the fear of loss. Not in mutual love or trust or happiness. Our relationship does not thrive and progress. It is not comfortable and safe. It always takes a step forward and then ten steps backwards. I let go of my feelings and allow myself to love him and then pull back and build a wall up again. Pretend that I don’t care to protect myself. This is constant. Living from one extreme to the other. The extremes are soul destroying. The depth of the depression that results from not being able to have the love of a man you love so deeply is impossible to describe in any words. The fact that it will never be despite the connection you have together. It will never end up as the fairy tale ending. In fact I see it right now. I see the end. I see the pain I am going to go through. I know it is waiting for me. And yet I am in pain everyday. I cannot escape the pain. Because whatever choice I make, I am in pain. If I leave, I am in pain. If I stay, I am in pain. I hang in because the pain at least has some joy as I am still with him. I try to fool myself. Compartmentalize my feelings. Numb myself. All of this to continue this relationship which I am addicted to. It is my only happy place. And yet my place of poison. I feel like I have no safety net and am walking a tightrope most days. It is a roller coaster ride. We have both admitted such. He makes me feel so good about myself, the highest of high and in the next breath he makes me feel so bad about myself, and then the lowest of low. When we get too close he distances himself. To protect his feelings. Because it was never his intention to fall in love with me. Only to feel good about himself around me. He has been able to keep his emotions intact. He is much better at it than me. I have fallen in love with him while he sees me as his play thing. Yes he has feelings or he says. I am just mind boggled that after 2 years he could not feel an emotional attachment. He never tells me straight. Always changes his story. One day he cares deeply, the next day I am just a play mate. It’s like he is fighting the feelings or not wanting to admit them. I am left feeling sad and unloved because he pushes me away and yet still keeps seeking me out. It is emotionally draining. I think emotionally abusive. And I still stay with him because I love him. I know this is not the right relationship for me. I have sacrificed so much for him. I have lost myself in him. I am addicted. I worry and stress that he will leave me. I don’t feel safe with him. And I worry he will cheat on me one day. I do not trust him. I don’t think I ever will or ever could. He knows this. And our trust issues are eating away at what we have. But despite the problems and the obstacles we face in this difficult relationship, we somehow fight to stay together. We have come close so many times to ending it. In fact he ended it twice but came back both times. It has been stable since. But not so stable if you know what I mean. He fights to keep me. I have tried to end it lately. And have expressed serious doubts to him. I guess it all boils down to not getting everything you want and need in the relationship. A MM is in no position to give you everything you want and need and you end up settling for what little time or emotion he has to give you. Which will never be enough. So you start to resent him and argue with him. Because you are not happy deep down. Because he cannot be the man you need in your life. He is not giving you enough. You see that you are an aside in his life while he is everything in yours. And the imbalance causes resentment. In the beginning, you think it is all fun and games and do not think of the repercussions or even realize the damage it end up causing your soul but it does destroy you in the end. The woman who is in love will be destroyed while the man moves on eventually and either stays in the comfort of his marriage or finds a new mistress. The woman who gave her heart is destroyed. The wife and the mistress will end up being destroyed. The MM has all he wants. Everything is in his favour. I do not suspect he can truly love either or us. He loves himself above all. And puts his own needs ahead of ours. It is true. He is a charmer. He had me early on. He is hard to resist. He is the most potent and addictive and deadly drug on earth. I need some serious help freeing myself from this. Because I cannot do it. I know he is bad for me and yet I keep going back for more. Thinking about my next hit. My next fix. That is all that matters. Yet at the same time I am starting to hate him for needing that fix. Hating that fix. Loving it and hating it all at the same time.

  • Wanda

    I truly agree with you we knew each other before we both got married……2yrs after his marriage he persued me …I gave in….I think he is seeing someone else also …I can feel it…He says I’m am in left field…a women knows…. this man is 72yrs old.He is a great liar……my marriage broke up not because of him…..I really dislike him ….And myself….I am 67 yrs old . I fell so small….I did everything right that my parents wanted….never cheated on my husband when we dated…..this same guy ….kept trying to get me away from my husband( than boyfriend when I was 16) my gut told me something about this guy was no good.I am so sorry I hurt his wife….I will never date again I don’t think I deserve to. Ladies don’t do it…I should have went with my gut when I met him at 16yrs old …and saved myself a lot of heart ache.

    • Wanda

      And I stayed a Virgin until I got married….only intimate with my husband & this man….out of my 67 yrs….I am moving to another city..to get away from him so he will leave me alone…..I know this was wrong very naive…..it’s true if he cheats with you …he will cheat on you……!!!! Please don’t do ….And don’t think you have more magic powers than anyother women….his wife has all the power…and she is also the one that is getting hurt the most…..he took vows with this women….how do you think she feels holding this inside knowing the man she married for better or worse is cheating on her…Don’t do it ladies..nothing but heartache.

  • NC

    I just found out via fb that the guy I’ve been dating is married. We live in different cities but message and talk 90% of the day/night. When I confronted him, he told me he already told his wife and that they’re reconsiling. I think he’s lying and he wife should know what a snake he is. Should I tell her?

    • Elizabeth S

      Personally NC, i do not think you should tell. Our bible teaches us how we are to conduct ourselves. We are not to repay evil with evil.

      You should just take whatever heart ach and move on. Leave him and his wife alone. It is a terribe thing for you to try and break up a home by tellong the wife. God said vengence is mine and i will relay every man according yo his deeds. Please do not take your pain out on the family.

    • Seahorses_Rule

      I disagree with Elizabeth because if i was the wife I would want to know. Then let me take vengeance on him. Its so hard to get people to tell the truth.

  • BeenThereDoneThat

    After reading a few of the comments here I wanted to write a different perspective. After my divorce and being at a low point of my life I sought out married or attached men for a couple of years. I was not ready to date and they gave me what I needed desperately emotionally and physically. I very quickly learned their game.

    Married men will say ANYTHING to keep your attention. Sometimes they will actually throw you a bone and actually DO something. Dinners, gifts, vacations, whatever you ask for. They love the chase, fun, everything of dating but step it up 10 notches because they’re married. They quickly figure out how to become the man of your dreams. Best friend. Incredible lover. Everything you ever wanted right in front of you. How could you not fall for that? His words and love so genuine. The chemistry and sex so passionate! You think this is worth waiting for. But guess what. You’ve been played and this is as good as it will ever get.

    But these men are anything but all that. They are extremely selfish and sometimes cold hearted. If you look closely you will see exactly that. Aside from the fact of what he’s doing to his wife, look at what he’s doing to you! If he truly cared about your well being, if he was truly that great friend he claims to be, he would be encouraging YOU to find happiness. But that would be counterproductive to his agenda. And so everything he says is carefully worded to keep you happy with HIM.

    Playing this game at any length and you will get sucked in. Same with the FWB relationship. The more time spent, the more proximity, the more feelings you develop. This is how we were created. We connect. And once those feelings come into play we start to reason all the ways we should keep them. Just like an addict. You know that. It starts off fun and games until one day you wake up and realize youre in love. Then comes the pain. You need to forgive yourself that you fell prey. They are very very good at their game.

    So ladies please! Stop being a victim! You played with fire and now you’re burnt. Yes, it hurts! Pick up the pieces and move forward with your life. Now you know what you need and now you know you WILL NEVER get it from a married guy.

    • T M

      wow! These were the same words I told his mistress who is twice my age which in itself sounds crazy how at any age, her age in particularly (50) she would let herself go through this emotional havoc. It was like talking to a 19 year old, denying the affair and yet she knows his “ways” and seems ok with that and claims she’s involved with someone else (scary) So I made a conclusion that she’s in it for the $$$ she’s just going with the flow, but it’s been a year and I’m sure feelings have developed and she’s denying that too but won’t let go. Not sure who’s more crazier him or her.

  • Amy

    I wish I had seen this page earlier. I’ve been together with a guy for more then a year. We started as friends but got closer and started to get an deep emotional connection that later became also physical. Our feelings begin to grow and he told me that he was not happy in his relationship but that he is with her because his daughter sees her as a stable home (since her real mother is not more in the picture). He said there is not much love there. We spoke everyday for hours. He worked nightshifts and when she would go to work he would sleep and the rest of the day he spended time with me. When she would come home from work he would go sleep and then go to work in evenings and while he was on work he would contact me again and we talk again for hours. This went on for over a year. They totally lived besides eachother.

    I have heard all the excuses: I love you, you are my soulmate, i can’t have sex with her because it feels like i’m cheating on you, I’m physically not attracted to her, she never speaks about her feelings, we have growed apart, I want my future with you. I have to do everything in the house and she does nothing and also doesn’t change it, We haven’t had sex for more then a year, I am not attracted to her, I just need time to end things here. I think many people will recognize this. Silly me thought he meant it and I gave him time. But the longer it took the harder it became for me. Everytime when I mentioned it he was not very understanding, no, it even irritated him when I started to talk about it. He would then say that i push him. I told him that after 1,5 year he has no right to tell me I push him since I gave him many time to end things there. He then started again about: “I need to sell the house, my daughter lose her solid basis. It’s hard for me. I still want my future with you, I just wish i wasn’t such a coward and could just tell her it’s over. I wait for her to say it’s over. We have been so cold to eachother for many months that it can’t take long before she start to have enough of it. I’m waiting for it.”

    A few weeks ago things escalated. We got into a huge arguement and again he showed 0 respect for my situation and it was all about him. He then said he want a break from me for a few weeks (exactly when she had holiday and would be at home) and if I not agree with it then it would be over. The way he talked to me was so disrespectful that I got very angry. But he didn’t care. It was his way or no way. After this a few more things happend and I started to realise he fooled both her and me for all this time. I decided that she deserves to know the truth just like I do.

    I sended her a facebook message to tell her the truth. After a few days he contact me again and said he was sorry for his behavior but that he acted this way because his daughter got very ill. He said he still wants to be with me. So then i had to confess that I sended her a facebook message where I told her everything that was going on for 1,5 years. Well now I was the evil witch, he said that i destroyed his life, he has now to sell his house, how could I destroy him like that.” I said well you played me and her and she deserves to know the truth just like I do now. He said that he never fooled me! That nothing was a lie but now after my action he can never be with me again. We didnt speak for two weeks and after two weeks he contacted me again. We talked and he said he is now with her again and they gonna try it again. I asked if she had read my message because I start to believe he deleted it before she could read it. He said she did and that he found her crying and that she told him she knew everything. I said to him: “and her reaction is, hey honey let’s try it together again?”. It didn’t made sense and I still believe he lied also about that and that she still doesn’t know.

    He said we could stay friends. But I said I dont want to have, a person who damage the trust of two women, in my life. It’s now a month ago and I haven’t heard from him again. I’m still dealing with the pain. It’s one of the most painfull things I have been gone through. It’s like as if a person died. I felt a deep connection with him, but if he would really felt the same then he would not be there instead of with me. Actions always speak louder then words. Let this be a warning for anyone: no matter how sincere they might act, it isn’t real! They won’t leave their wives or girlfriends. He now sticks to her because of his daughter and because he can’t effort paying for the house on his own so i’m sure he will find soon someone other again to fill the void. I’m sure now that he once experienced how easy it can be that he will not do it more often (maybe he even did it already before) And I have to deal with heartbreak, the fact that I helped with betrayal, and the part where I will never know what was real and what not, if she knows the truth or not, what he all lied about and what not. It’s a complete nightmare. And it is not worth it. Pls don’t get involved with a guy who is not completely yours. Don’t believe the promisses, Believe the actions and a man who has no problem betraying the woman he is with has also no problems betraying you. I hope time will help me heal.

    • JD

      This is awesome. Thanks for sharing

    • Jadm2794

      Hi Amy! Im now in a relationship with a married man, and im already gathering courage to leave as early as i can before i completely lose my mind.. And your story inspires me so much, i pray That youd be able to move forward and love yourself more… Lick the wounds silently, and grieve,grieve for he has died in your life.. In the right time it will all heal, and youll be fine.. We deserve to be loved as a whole….take care my dear.

    • Twin

      Hi Amy, after reading your comment, it felt as if we were in love with d same guy.. I exactly went through the same things you have mentioned, except when i messaged his wife she acted too sweet and said she would divorce him and all but 2 days later messaged me to thank me and told me that my ending with him as brought him them nearer and now they are both together, I cried blood that night. Exactly knowing how much they both have abused each other and for no fault of mine I have to bear the unbearable pain. His wife has saved my nos. and keeps uploading their happy pics on vacation killing me . Its been 5 months now we have broken up but it’s so difficult for me to get over it. I sincerely hope no one to fall in love with married man as no matter what they shall never leave their wives giving away all the excuses. Hope u get better soon n pray I too shall

  • Mrs anonymous

    My situation is similar. I am engaged for over 3 years now due to the fact that every time I made up my mind to get married to my fiancée which I have a son with I catch him in some flirting situations with other females but I stayed because of my son. We are together 8 years . A few months ago he got into an accident, he survived but a couple weeks after the accident I got a message from a female on facebook claiming her cousin is pregnant for him , he told her that he is going to leave me for her and some other things too. Ohh yes he denied everything. I was devastated!! He couldn’t walk at the time so I put my feelings away and helped him through the ordeal. During this time I met a married man, at first, I didn’t trust him but as time passed and he was there to talk to i shared my feelings about my situation. We continued talking for months. My feelings grew for this married man and lessen on my fiancée, I don’t know how or when but I started liking him more and more. He started calling me and texting me. We started going out with each other and I started pushing away my fiancée more. This married guy has me feeling special, saying everything I need to hear but wants his wife and myself to be in his life. This had me thinking, how is that going to workout? So I asked the question and his response was don’t worry it will. I don’t want to talk to people around me because I am not a bad person and I wasn’t looking for love, it just happened!! As my situation stands it’s been almost a year now, I am not married to my fiancée because I don’t love him in that way anymore but I am there because of my son and as for the married man, I am in love with him but he’s not leaving his wife. I feel like I am between a rock and a hard place. I don’t know where to turn!!!!!! I am hurting all around!!

  • Jamonica Arnold

    I was in this same situation. I started working at FedEx and I met this guy. He was 32 and I was 22. We talked and later dated for 5 months. This was my first time dating a guy who was older The whole time something was suspicious about him but I couldn’t put my finger on it. This year the day before Valentines day, I found out he was married and had kids. I was crushed and was hurting so bad. He never mentioned anything. He lied about his age as well; which he’s really 39 years old. The mistake I made was continuing to communicate with him. That went on until June 25, 2015. I made the decision to just leave him alone. He contacted me 2 months later after I ran into him and his family at the zoo. He said he wants us to be together and that he loves and misses me, wants to have me the proper way, but until he can fix his situation, he has to back off. I don’t know what to believe anymore. I don’t know if I can trust him. What should I do? Should I wait and see what happens or just move on??

  • Broken

    reading all these stories made me feel better knowing am not the only person struggling with getting over a married man. this man is my ex n we were deeply in love. i broke up wit him over a silly reason and i regret it up to nw. he gt to get a girl pregnant years later after we hd broken up and i also got married and even wedded. however we seem to be going through the same problems alwys and at the same time. we connect and it feels like we still in love. i am head over heels in love with him tho i know he might never get to leave his wife. it is a long distance r/ship since he is in a different country. at times i jus go quiet on him but when i am under pressure i rush to him or wen i think of him seriously he jus gets hold of me, always. have tried praying abt it and for the soul tie to break but it never does. I really want to get over him n work on my marriage. my husband is not a bad person but i am just not in love with him

  • Jadm2794

    Have been reading almost all the stories in here…made me feel halfway there in ending up things with this married guy iam seeing… Iam successful in my careeer, single, i have few suitors, and i just came out from a long term relationship, I was on the process of moving on, and finally found comfort with my family and friends..until i met this married guy, stunning of course, he is way successful in his field, he isnt my type either but the chemistry and conversations with him what attracted me most, it feels so warm.., i still have my mind dictating my heart what to do.. Preparing myself for the worsts… I have never been in this type of relationship, in all honesty, the hiding,sneaking,gifts everything is really enticing, but no matter how much he puts effort in “loving” me..at the end of the day, he is still going home to his wife. Iam only 23 and he is 38… And i continously remind myself that iam young and beautiful,and there are a lot of single guys whom i can be with as a whole… I have to accept that i have to watch movies alone, no dates, no meeting my family,no telling my closest girlfriends that iam happy now…but with a married man.. I have to keep it to myself… We’re only seeing each other for a month.. And i have to to stop myself from loving him.. He would tell me to let him love me but i shouldnt love him because i might het hurt and he is scared for me to get hurt.. But if this guy is really truly concerned of me, he wouldnt have to say those things, he would just have to let me go and enjoy my youth… I have to face it,he is selfish and greedy,with me and his wife… I want to walk and run away before it sizzles, but im stuck..

    • Celestial119

      Walk away from this married man. Never get involved with married men or men in serious relationships with girlfriends. I realize some men hide the truth and that is why it’s best to ask first innocently in conversation so it’s out in the open. This happened to me before and the man (no wedding band) pursued me over a year only for me to find out that he’s a married man with 2 kids. Had I asked from the start some leading questions, I would immediately have stopped his pursuit of me. Although I have to admit that although he was gorgeous and kind, I would not have married him even if he were single, due to the fact that he smokes and drinks.

  • rbs

    I was reading all the comments and thought this is the right place to seek help. Here’s my mess: we were together in school and liked each other but never told each other that. Then he changed school. Years later I got married and had no clue where he was but always thought about him. Then I got divorced and after 8 years I found him on fb. Messaged him and he was very happy. We started talking and I checked if he is committed elsewhere, to which he refused. We kinda kicked off after that. Got really close. Though never met, it was all over the phone. After few months he started to snap and wanted to distance. Was pushing me away. I found out he was getting married. And he got married. I was shattered, played around. After two months of his marriage he started calling me up like 50 – 60 times a day, leaving messages that he wants me back, wants to talk, I should hear out his side of the story. I didn’t give in. After 5 more months he said he will die of this feeling if I don’t talk to him so I did. And he said that he was already committed to her before I came in his life but when I came in he didn’t want to lose me again like before so did everything that he could to be with me. Since I did love him, we were on again. He told me that he is not physical with his wife. They are more of friends than lovers. They don’t sleep together and not in the same room. And that I know for sure since he calls me up every night to talk to me and he is alone in his room. But I cannot share him with anybody. So I would fight if she likes a comment on fb, or they spend time. Like this we were off and on on talking since I would always try to snap ties. But he would desperately get back to me and tell me he loves me. Recently after the same episode of me leaving him, he took a day off from work to discuss things with me, a first in 3 years. So he told me that she had proposed marriage and he said yes not out of love but for the good person she is. And for the pressure from parents to have kids, he has refused point blank that he doesn’t want them. She doesn’t want sex coz she doesn’t like it. He did try but she refused. That day he decided that they cannot sleep in the same room. He told me he cannot survive without me in his life. Everything goes dark for him with out me in his life. He said even if I leave him and not talk for months together, he would again come back to convince me and have me back in his life. But he cannot end the marriage coz there is no pretext to do that. Plus this was a love marriage and they had to convince their parents for it. So it would be a great mess. And he would leave her only if she cheats on him. That day for the first time he even came on skype so that I could feel more close to him and important of course. But I cannot tolerate sharing him. I get clingy and fight with him when he is unable to take my call or reply back. We fought yesterday over it. He said he has anger too in him for i was married to my ex, and says it kills him that am not a Virginia when am only his. I was sad that I fight. But I can’t see him with her. He comes home next week and this time he says, even though nothing is planned but he has meeting on his mind. And we will get physical post the first meeting. I don’t know what to do. I know he loves me but I know he can’t leave her unless she cheats on him. He’ll only make out with me and not her despite the pressure for kids. And he says he’s not interested. But I don’t know what to do. Please can someone suggest something to me, please. I really don’t know what to do. I love him and don’t want to lose him over wrongly understanding the situation. She is a great friend he says but lacks warmth and bonding. He says he doesn’t feel love for her just courteous. Please help.

    • hema

      Dear , let him go .. don’t settle for less when there are chances for u to be whole .. u will end up with broken heart eventually..A relationship that has to be kept as a secret n which never grows or leads anywhere is not worth…

      • barbershop_quartet

        Figure out a way to meet with his wife, and tell her what’s going on. She’ll get really mad at you in the beginning, but then use that to divorce him. He said he would only divorce her if she cheated on him, right? Isn’t this the same thing but the other way round? Then when the divorce is done, you can legally have him all to yourself, every day!

    • maria

      I’m so sorry yo hear that but I’m also in a,relationship with a married man and I don’t know what to do

  • SexyC

    ATTENTION: I NEED SOME SERIOUS ADVICE. Here’s my story. Im 25 Years old, Very Beautiful and I’ve only been in 3 long term relationships. I dont have self esteem issues or anything but I met this Great guy he just turned 40 but he doesnt looks his age. We started out talking, he never really tried to come on to me for some reason I was attracted by that but he liked me. Long story short we started dating it’s been 6 months now and he told me that he was going through a divorce and he had been with his wife for 20 years. He claims they both recently signed papers and he’s going to show me. He drives trucks and he explained to me how his relationship fell apart with his wife because he was always out on the road and that she was cheating on him and when he would come home to sleep with her her pussy would feel different like she had been with another man. He compares hers to mines and he says that my pussy is the tightest that he has ever been in and I make him feel so good about himself and the sex is amazing like I was made for him, he would say. He is very self conscious about his size and he often says that he wish he had a larger man hood. We talk every day but we see each other every two weeks due to his Job. He travels a lot, Atlanta,Texas, Lousianna and ect. but when we see eachother we go out to eat and he buys me lots of gifts telling me that I can have whatever I like because I’m special to him and that I’m his fantasy and that I can have whomever I like but I chose him. I tried to break this relationship off at least 4 times because I feel guilty and ashamed for falling for a married man. He told me that he was in love with me a few days ago. The only thing that eats me up is that he is married. He claims that he loves the fact that I speak my mind and tell him how I feel about things but when I tell him that I can’t do this anymore because it’s wrong he says ” I thought everything was just fine I’m falling in love with you and I hope that we can work this out because I dont want to lose you.” What am I to do at this point? How do I let go?

  • Sarah Morton

    I have been cheating with a married man we started out flirting and talking about everything under the sun sometimes just hanging out ..then it progress to him kissing me on the neck, then him fondling my breast under my shirt some dry humping even some petting inside my panties…. recently he said he had to stop before we went any further because he really wanted to have sex with me but he cared for me enough to stop he told me I needed to find a man who could care for me like I deserve…. the problem is I thought it was all in good fun but I have realized I am in love with married man in some way it think it would have been easier if he had fucked me because it would make him a scumbag but this make him a martyr. … help what to do

    • Deborah

      Sarah, don’t sleep with him and walk away. I know it’s already gone too far, but I lived this EXACT same scenario with a man who was probably NOT a bad guy. I told him he needed to figure out if he wanted to stay in his childless abusive marriage. After 3 days he decided to stay with her and “work on things”. How could that be? We had something special. You deserve a man who ONLY has eyes for you — and so do I. I wish I could see that then.

      • Tracy

        I’m curious after 6 months if he is still with his wife and has he tried to contact you? I met a married man, he did leave her and stayed with me for 3 weeks. He was excited to introduce me to his family. Once her family found out and she finally knew who I was he decided to go back to her and work on things and told me not to contact him. It’s been one day and I’m devastated because he said he was never going back.

      • denzie

        Hi Tracy, I too have the same situation with you.. Now I am dealing with my broken heart since I knew he was still married.. But he was on the edge of leaving his wife because he was unhappy as he told me. Then Sunday just last sunday 8-21-16 they talked and she knew about me, he told her and she told him she will forgive what he did and start again because she still loves him. Then they talked why their marriage didn’t work out for many many years of trying. He told her he needs intimacy, sexy, love, care and attention. He told me she promised her to give him those things and on that night they slept together and next morning he told me he will stay with her. That was soo damn painful and now i am dealing the emptiness, and pain i have inside.. Like you he also told me that I am his true love, his future, his last wife, and he loves me very very much.

        Now please give me some advice how to cope up the pain.. I badly need that..

  • David F Mayer

    It is just fine for a woman to date a married man, provided that she is the woman he is married to.

  • jane32

    I thought being in love with a married man would be so much different than it is. Having read what people say, I thought my guy might try to convince me that he loved me, that he was going to leave his wife, that I was the person he wanted to be with etc. Well, he has never said or done any of these things.

    My guy made it very clear to me from the start that he was not going to leave his wife. (I’m OK with that. I don’t think I could handle a break up of his family). He has also told me several times that we are not going to be together; that I should not be kind to him because he doesn’t deserve it.; that he is not a nice person; that I should go and find someone else…. someone my age. Yet, four years later and we are still in this mess.

    There are approximately 30 years between us. Every time I meet him, my affection for him grows. His feelings for me have also grown. He doesn’t say it, but from the way he acts towards me I can feel it.

    I know it’s not the first time he has cheated on his wife, he has hinted so much…. but I also know that there is a difference between lust and love. Our relationship started with lust, but in the last couple of months everything has somehow changed. It’s difficult to explain…

    We meet whenever we can. It doesn’t matter if its a quick lunch or a five minute brake, we meet if we can. I appreciate every minute I spend with him, because I know he is stealing those minutes from someone else.

    It’s a funny thing…I thought I would envy his wife or at least dislike her in some way. However, I actually kinda like her, although I don’t know her at all. If our affair was ever to be discovered I would feel so bad for him and his wife. For myself? No. I don’t mind. I don’t think I have to apologize for loving someone.

    A year ago I would have said that a relationship with a married man was the worst think that could happen to a young woman. I would have said that it should be avoided at all costs. Now…. I don’t know…. these type of relationships are difficult, I won’t deny that, but…. what is better and what is more fulfilling than having a good friend, a good friend that makes you a better person, a friend that also happens to be your (secret) lover?

    • the happy other woman

      Agreed. I have a secret lover, and a best friend in my lover that I met 12 years ago. He was not married when we met, but he did so within the first year, after a decade of dating he is expecting his first child. I could not be happier, I am in my 40s no children myself. I don´t want him to leave his wife, she is my contrast. I am Swedish, free spirited yoga teacher, my lover an Israeli musician. The wife is a demanding and high achieving Chinese scientist, perfect fit for his family. I don´t dislike her, but I feel protective of his well-being and happiness, and I am aware he is under pressure around her. He will never leave her for me, but I´m OK with that, and genuinely happy for us to still evolve as humans and lovers overseas and decades.

  • Its-hard-to-let-go

    I’ve read the posts in an attempt to get over my own affair. I am married to a wonderful man for over 15 years and have two kids. However, I often felt taken for granted, underappreciated, and romance was exceptionally lacking. I met a married man at work and we hit it off immediately. We were friends for months although there was an obvious attraction. We then became intimate and I believed we actually loved together. We lasted almost 5 years. I broke it off four times in the past because I was tired of being treated like a mistress. I broke it off for good a month ago. The clincher was the photos he posted on fb on a cruise with his wife. During the whole time we were together, he often posted pics of him and his family. There were never any pretenses that either of us would leave our spouses. The reality is that no one should ever be made to feel second. As the other woman, you will only get crumbs from him as he will never truly love you, regardless of what he says. In this case, anyone who is so insensitive to another’s feelings (posting on fb knowing that you check), is someone who is not worth it. We would also travel together on get away trips for business. However, he never spent days with me (claimed always had business). I let this go on for years listening to the excuses, being ignored when he traveled with his wife for weeks. He moved away from his family for a job and sees them about once a month. His wife and I are in the same city. Before I broke up with himm we spoke everyday, and saw each other every couple months

    • Poppy

      I’m in the same situation and im desperately in love and hurting …how are you dealing with things since you broke up? I I’m torn between accepting our special friendship now and then or cutting it off like you did please advise

  • StayC

    My best friend, who is single, is dating a married man. She says she understands he will probably never leave his wife and claims to be okay with that, but is in love with him. I am married, but on occasion, my husband and I experience strife and manage to overcome and become closer. Since my friend has started this relationship with this married man, I find that I don’t trust her around my husband. I feel like she no longer has boundaries and my husband would be considered fair game. She’s the type of woman who loves the attention of men and comes across as the female buddy to any man who will give her the time of day. She asked me my opinion on the relationship prior to them it physically adulterous. I told her that whatever he tells her to keep in mind there are other sides and stories to this man’s life; kids, wife, friends and other family. It wasn’t until she wanted to come over, I started to question the boundaries concern. I’m not sure how to approach this without losing my friendship with her. Thanks.

  • MoshIntheRockys

    This is my situation to a T. Except that his guilt rides low because he is a true narcissist. I am so weak when it comes to love. I hate it.

  • Karla Right

    Bottom line ladies he doesn’t love you and when the wife gets “right” again it’s dust to side chicks!

  • Zero Lee

    I imagine your full of hope, and at the same the real truths about what you have been doing. #1st let me get my negative comments out and #2 then proceeded to try and help. You first and foremost you should be ashamed of yourself, and i dont ive a flying fig about your “love” Because guess who else loves him? His wife and children thats who. You are a grown women, you know exactly what your doing to that home so you have 0 excuses for this type of behaviour. I just dont understand you, you haven’t made a mistake
    . A mistake is when you , when you are presented with your wrongs ,or short Cummings, then to stop, evaluate, and not repeat the action, and to use those experiences to become a better person. And you haven’t it appears learned a thing.Karma is a bitch, We all are going to have to pay our dues, for what we’ve done. However you shouldn’t settle for anothers scraps.You have the right to find a man who will reserve your own love and happiness, you habe that right, just like his wife deserves as well. You need to leave this ugly affair, and find your own partner whose heart is completely yours. But just think, he is in a long affair with you, so even if you were to marry him and ect, do you really think he wont do the same to you now?

  • Betsy

    I started my job about 3 months ago in a coffee shop, I didn’t think my boss fancied me at first but he would say to me ‘why are you the way you are’ and ‘why you so beautiful’ telling me how much he enjoyed working with me and always quite touchy and he would tell me he liked me but I brushed it off because he’s married. So we went out for work drinks and we ended up kissing, he took me back to his, even though I wouldn’t let him do anything we still fooled around in his bed. Since then he says he can’t stop thinking about me and that this is messing with his head because he’s in love with me and how there’s just something about me because he’s never been attracted to brunettes, only me. He apologises a lot and says he never expected this to happen. He said he’s spoken to his mum (who lives in South America) and told her he’s fallen for someone else. When he makes my coffee he draws a heart on the lid and said he would get it tattooed on him so I’d believe he likes me, i thought he was joking until he came in with a love heart on his shoulder. He said he wants to take me out and he wants me to be his girlfriend, the only thing stopping me is the woman who he’ll be married to a year next month. He’s talked about leaving her for me. But I just don’t know if he’s being genuine or if it’s the fact that he’s 27 and I’m 18 and I get a lot of attention off guys which I don’t pay attention to but he knows I’m a little weak for him, not that I’ve told him…but we’ve just got this crazy connection. I dunno 🙁

    • Adedunni

      God! Pls I beg you don’t fall for it..trust me,he is probably going through a tough time in his marriage now and just needs someone like you to pass time with and even if he is not going through a tough time or whatsoever, men are just selfish, later on he will change and you would be wondering what went wrong. I will tell you now that he is probably bored with his wife now but once the guilt kicks in for him for cheating on his wife, you will be devastated and trust me you don’t want that, it sucks.! So my advice to you now woman to woman, tell him that you don’t want to be the reason why his leaving his wife or anything of such, he will respect you so much. I know you have probably fallen for this guy but trust me, it isn’t worth it so save yourself the heartache and headache and stop it now before you end up humiliating yourself. I am talking from experience my dear. Every woman is beautiful in her own way and I’m sure you are one of them so please wait till your own man come from you. And also since you are already weak for him please don’t sleep with him because u will find yourself stuck and if you already did please try as much as you can not to anymore because this will help you greatly. To make yourself feel better and to gain your respect back from him, try advising him to stay with his wife and tell him to stop adultry and just try n advice hi in every positive way that you could regarding the issue of cheating or leaving his wife for another and trust me you will move on gradually because what you are doing is probably saving someone’s marriage which will make you feel better about yourself even if he doesn’t listen to you, at least you tried your best to advice him and trust me there’s is greater feeling than feeling good and not being a part of that rubbish. Good luck dear!

  • mrbusoperator0311

    I need some advice as well. I am recently married, four months about, to a wonderful woman. There’s a 2 year old girl in the picture from my wife previous relationship. There’s a dilemma I have been with this woman on and off for 7 years. We break up get back together over and over. She always asked about marriage and I have always put it off. Anyways this last break up was serious we left she moved to her hometown I moved to mine. Unbeknownst to me I thought we were still together. Well anyways During that period she got pregnant and had her daughter with another man. That loomed over us for the longest after we got back together. Four months ago however we got married. I somewhat felt pressured. That’s the first half.

    Second half is there’s this woman. I have known her since my time in Arizona so give or take two years maybe more. I had messed with her while I was single and she was married but she was in the process of a divorce. However her family got in the way of our relationship. So we ended it. She moved on and we would always manage to find our way back to each other. She makes me laugh, makes me happy and love her kids as well. She’s pregnant now and I have been talking to her about how unhappy I am with my marriage.

    Don’t get me wrong I love my wife, but we always argue can never see eye to eye and as she always put it it feels more of a business relationship then anything cause the only reason we stick around is cause we need each other

    I love my wife because of my health condition she makes sure I am taken care of to the T but so does the other person.

    Thing is that’s true if it was a few years ago. Present day is I make enough about 2000 a month to be able to live on my own however she doesn’t and that’s where the dilemma comes in.

    I am about 50% wanting to walk away but my heart is too big because I know if I walk away then it may potentially leave them without anywhere to go but I’m unhappy. We been trying to work things out for a long time now.

    Advice please

  • Jenn

    I’m married and in love with a married ex boyfriend from 10 years ago. We met at a reunion and the sparks were still there. We started sneaking around our spouses to see each other and be intimate. My husband rarely gives me any physical affection, so it helps me to be touched by my lover. My husband is gone working in another state for months at a time. I take care of 4 young children by myself: its lonely, and I feel like a single mom. I never thought I would be a mistress, because in my mind I justified it because 12 years ago, I slept with him first. He hasn’t been fulfilled in his marriage either. I truly love this man: my love has lasted the past 12 years and just became alive again. I hate that I can’t see him in public: we both care so much about each other but we want to keep our families intact for the sake of our kids. I always thought mistresses were skanky whore types, but now I became one, I realize we all have different reasons for needing an affair: no affection at home, no communication, no emotional intimacy, etc. In mine, I just happened to reignite the passion I had for my lost love. Is it bad that I have no regrets?

  • Masichaba

    M in love with a married man too but o don’t want him to leave his wife for me, all i need is to be loved and i love him so much in a way that i can’t hide it.

  • thinkinaboutlove11232

    He told me from the start that he was married and couldn’t leave her but told me the usual she’s cold, I don’t love her, arranged marriage etc. For the first two years we went everywhere, had beautiful times, and now he’s got a job and is cutting back our meetings and phone calls… I am so in love with him that is hurts and when he doesn’t text for ages I go crazy thinking something happened to him and can’t do anything until I know he is OK… but these days he just doesn’t make an effort anymore and is on viber all the time where she is, and I’m just terrified he’s rekindling with her, but I love him so much and can’t deal with this pain. It’s been 2.5 years but he promised me we would be together forever but these days I accuse him of being online everywhere else apart from the app we use to chat, and he ignores me and pushes me aside and I just want to die. It’s so painful but he’s my addiction and my drug now and I can’t leave him. He’s ruined my life, I’ve become introverted but god when we meet it’s everything, we have a beautiful time and it’s just like the old days but when we come home he can barely find time to call me but finds time for viber……

  • jeanet

    This man is my weakness

    I have been dating a guy and its been 29 months now , he is cohabitating with his 4year old baby mama and they have recently moved to their house(which was built by the man’s parents). We spent a lot of time together and he comes around my street everyday to come and see . I have fallen in love way too deeply for this guy and his mom and siblings know that we are dating. My only problem is am at that level whereby I want to have it all , starting a family together, building a home with him and getting married to him. Am I obsessed or fooling around with my heart ?

    I sometimes feel as if he’s playing with my heart and a part of me feel its real. I don’t know whether to let go of him or not , life for me seems so hard to have to think about all this

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  • Yanique miller

    I’m 21 and I don’t know how it happen but once we were alone it just escalated from there..he has always expressed his self to me and ive always had a crush on him.anyways he’s still married but he and his wife is going through some marital issues..it appears they’re heading for a divorce.. we’ve been intimate couple of times, everything was alright in the beginning but things have changed..he no longer calls me, he hardly text,if he does it’s one or two words… I’m so mad…not with him but with myself to have gotten involve with a married man…I feel used and I don’t know how to get over this because I started to fall for him…sigh..I need some solid advice please

    • keik

      Oh my dear, my heart aches for you. I am 44 and I’ve been the mistress for 10 years, my advice please, please change your number and anyone associated with him, stay away. Each day, you will need to read positive articles, videos, talk to a friend or jot your feeling in a book. He cared for you but didn’t love you, there’s the difference. Caring and Loving is two different emotions. He will try so hard to contact you but you have to have the power to not answer so its best you change your number. You will live in misery and no one deserves to live like that. You will cry for a while and maybe days at a time but you will notice yours tears will become less and less. The end result if you stop now, is happiness. If not, without you knowing, your killing yourself and you will never be happy.

      • Cayla

        Is there any Advice for me I’ve been thinking maybe if I get pregnant that might help but I’m in college now I’m scared I might destroy my future for some guys that might never be with me. But one thing my baby will taking care of.

    • Cayla

      Can’t say too much I’m the same age as you but I didn’t know that mine was married but I fall for him and I can’t get over it it’s almost two years.

  • Claudia

    Um they do leave. Mine left me 6 months ago and is now with his mistress

    • Andi

      Me, too. Been a year now. He lied after confessing to the affair and said he did not love her and just “needed time.” He left. A few days later I received a text at 2am from his mistress from his phone, telling me (his WIFE) to “stop texting my man, you’re old news and we’re in love…). A few days after that, I received a text of a picture of them kissing with her name tattoed on his arm. Oh yeah, they leave alright, with no regrets…

  • Donna

    My husband of 34 years left me for a married coworker. She is now divorced from her second husband, we are getting a divorce as well.

  • Isa

    Im 26 years old and recently involved with a MARRIED MAN, its been good and bad as well just that idk if for the fact i always been wanting to have somethings to do with this guy and also my coworker i agreed to being his 2nd choice. Which doesnt feel so good of it, we started in april of last year with a date out to eat from a kiss to a getaway you know, as time went by i started to like him alot more and started to have feelings for him i started to see a friend i made and i dumped this nice guys for my lover, idk why? Probably because i started to fall for my lover, we agreed to be with just each other when in reality idk what is really happening at home. I placed alot of thought to it because we started to make me feel at times that he loved me and others that he just wants the sex. I was looking foward to have something with someone that would love me and appreciated i came out of two relationships that didnt go well (a little recap: first one i was beaten up my first husband for 4 years until i placed an end 2nd he started with alot of verbal abuse thats where i stopped and decided to place and end ) so i decided to open up to plans because i was for him when he had time for me. My exboss who we worked for invited me for his birthday, i said yes we took a few drinks and ended up in bed, i left the next day. My lover finds out after two months makes it a big deal like if he actual loved me or cared idk what to think and do after that day in august when we were in october by now. The point is that i really dont know his intention was to make me feel bad for doing this (with are exboss well still his) or he actually feels something for me when he never tells me if he does. Ive been trying to make things work for both because honestly i love him idk he does, i drove into that because i really didnt know how he actually felt fo me even though i know this is not a correct relation because im just the sidechick idk what to do. He has made promises and not kept them i love him and idk if he does to me but i got so attach to this guys..

  • L

    I just ended an affair with a married man. Not proud of it and I DO deserve better than being a side woman. I completely relate to this article and want my self-respect and self-esteem to return and replace the want for the connection we had. Both myself and his wife and family deserve more than a man who will not get the courage to do the right thing. He’s pissed at me for ending it (I half-heartedly tried to end it several times for over a month) and now I’m certain he’s tired of it. Regardless, I’m not going to feel bad about standing up for myself once and for all. I hope people who relate to this (as the mistress or the wife) do that right thing for themselves as well. It’s tough, but feeling shitty about yourself because of the situation you’re in is never worth it.

    • Libragirl72

      So, confused right now. And, yes I’m wrong for getting involved with a married man. It’s been 3 months. And, everything he said in the beginning about not liking his wife, sleeping on the sofa, not wanting to be in the same room with her has started to change. When we first met he claimed to be lonely and unsure if he wanted his marriage to work. We text all day, he’d come over several days a week and I endured Christmas alone. Yesterday, after a great day together (including sex) he tells me later that he’s looking into planning a “family vacation”. I was stunned. He said it as if he were talking about the sky being blue. I’m pissed. I have to fight for an hour here & there. And, well I’m hurt. Ik, I get what I deserve. But, how can someone be these 2 people at the same time?

      • Getoutwhileyoucan

        Same boat as you. We were only together for four months if you exclude the numerous times I’d try to end it and only get sucked back in. Hearing about the family vacations is the all time worst. Just get out now while you’ve only lost three months of your life. It only gets worse and they will turn on you before you can even blink your eyes. I heard everything you did it but truth be told they have the best of both worlds and don’t want to lose either world. He’ll plead with you and make all the excuses in the world but don’t cave. I got out of mine just recently and plan to be resolute in my choice. I miss the all day texts and night time calls but I’ll invest my energy in those that can give me more than small fragments of their life. I wish you the best in your escape strategy. Please do yourself a favor!

      • Libragirl72

        Thank you! And, glad you were strong enough to end it! I’m working on that as we speak. Another weekend with little response from him. One call & one “hey” text. And, when I try to address how his attentiveness has changed with me, he says “I just had a full day yesterday.” “Or, went to bed early.” Then called me your “highness” for expecting him to stay in touch. Lol. Yeah, this is losing it’s novelty for me as well now bcuz I got zero for Vday. And, then the lesser contact from him. If this man were single, he’d be history. lol.
        Thanks again for your response!

  • Lynn

    After reading all these comments and being the wife of a man who had and may be still having an affair.. I am completely shocked at how many Women have such low self esteem that they need to allow themselves to fall in love with a man that already has obligations! Really??
    Everything written in the first part is so true to the point that it is scary. My husband felt guilty for what he did and started asking me on regular dates and we have gone on a few family vacations and will be again this summer. I know the OW does not believe that I am a good Woman because I found out from communicating with her that he has totally bashed me. Hence why I have so many people in my life that love me and know my worth. Who do you have? You can’t even tell anyone! Why do you think? OW knew he stole from her. Had sex in her apartment with his wife in HER bed while she was away and desperately still wanted to be with him because she believes his lies. You all believe their lies! How? Think out it. Are they being honest with their wife and children? Why are you still a secret if they truly loved you? If they really do, would they not care about who they hurt and come out with it and tell everyone? You women need to really understand that these men will make you believe we are the worst in order to get w
    hat they want.. They want sympathy from you. Have you ever heard the wives side? I bet you haven’t. Did he tell you all the things he did wrong in his marriage? NOOOO!! Maybe he is abusive.. Or an alcoholic or drug addict who spends his money on his addictions and steals with his children present because he is under the influence.. I’ve heard from other wives and they are actually sweet.. We are allowed to get irate when we find we have been lied to and deceived. Wouldn’t you if you were in our shoes? Don’t let him fool you.
    You may feel in your heart that he is the one and sex is great, only because the sneaking around is what the thrill is all about. After the affair my husband I now play games, sneak around and do all things these women claim. Our love life is so much better now thanks to all you women! Your actually doing us a favor. Do not be fooled. If he hasn’t left by now he is not going to EVER!! The wife 98% of the time, if she is willing to work on the marriage after, wins. Really listen to the OW and see how much you all have in common. Unless you are selfish like some on here and don’t care about the wife and children. Karma is coming for you. I hope he is worth what you get. Listen to L and Zero Le. Good luck to all of you.

  • gigi

    Been there, done that… not proud. Women have different reasons, usually emotionally deprived… men need affirmation… praise & sex. Men don’t usually leave their home & assets. Money is too important to them. If they can easily get sex & praise on the side (for free)… they’ll take it without losing everything they have acquired in their marriage. All about money & assets people. Not worth losing your self for a lying, cowardly cheat.

  • gigi

    All about MONEY, HOME & ASSETS for most men. Women need their emotional needs fulfilled… men need affirmation and praise through sex. Men will rarely sacrifice their home, assets & money for another women. THAT plays into their accomplishments of their entire existence and “being”. They will never leave “that” for another women, no matter how “perfect” she is.

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  • Rome

    This author had me until the end. Very good information, but to attack men’s character and assume their motives generally makes this article feel too personal to trust now. Seems like this author is burned and bitter.

    • Seahorses_Rule

      Funny thing is if you read all the comments below you will find a lot of people actually fall into this scenario. sooooooo…. there must be something to it. no?

  • poppy

    I read this article through tears because it’s all so true…I’m in an online affair with a married man and I’ve put my life on hold for nearly 2 years.
    “I’m his soul mate….he’s never talked to any other human like he talks to me….we will be together when his daughter is old enough to cope with losing him” (he’s in the US…I’m in the UK)
    I’m clinging onto an hour a day phone call and the odd “I’m thinking of you constantly” text
    I know what I need to do but can’t pull myself away…I’ve tried and failed and I’m desperately unhappy…

    • Seahorses_Rule

      This has happened to a friend of mine. She’s at 3 years. I advised her to read some books on how to spot players and cheats. I was going to recommend this blog to her but its full of women that can’t self love and demand anything.. self esteem gets shot and no back up to keep it high. Dealing with a married man situation requires truth on both ends and forward progress. Recognize the red flags and also understand even if he leaves, you will wait out the divorce and child custody situation – it does take time and it will be messy, you may be the transition girl, he may decide he never wants to marry again because its so painful…. but if he’s for REAL he will do some things to make it right by you if he does plan on it. Get enough amo to always hold it over his head and if he runs or gets disrespectful to you in any way get the heck out. Not true that men do not leave… get some stats they leave ALL THE TIME — I know plenty of second marriages that have lasted 25/30 years and are still going strong and that started out while the people were married. Absolute statements are angry ones and mostly check the stats on the number of second marriages…. they do exist. People fall in love people leave all the time. That does not mean they will work. Resentment is built in and high. you have to have serious partnership to work thru it. The only thing you see on blogs are frustrated people who are losing the battle. The ones that win have a different tactic and they do not have a reason to be blogging or on this site telling you about what it is they did right. First thing first. READ about what a healthy relationship is.

      • poppy

        Hi, thanks for replying…obviously I’m not going to go into detail about how we both feel for each other except to say I’m 100% certain he’s not a “player”…if wishes were enough we’d be together now.
        I’m not going to demand he leaves his unhappy marriage…he has to decide if I’m worth the upheaval to his whole world and come to me willingly or not at all.
        However…after thinking about your self love comment I’ve given him more of an idea of how much longer I’d be willing to wait…only time will tell 😃

      • TendaMudzimu

        Wait for was exactly, this is something you enjoy while it last, eventually he is going back to his wife, I have seen guys leaving their wives and only going back or start begging her to take him back at least.

      • poppy

        hello there….I’ve just read your other post and I’m sorry if you think that that’s all that men and women can be to each other …when you find the one that you could talk to for ever…that makes you laugh constantly….shares your thoughts on almost everything…when you can’t think of a single thing you’d change about them… you’ll never think about looking elsewhere again 😃
        and I don’t believe for a minute that all men are as shallow as you say 😝

  • Shekinah_love

    I met a man off Craigslist and we messed around. I called the next day wanting more he texted me late and explained all sorts of things and I’m thinking he’s married. Now I asked him and he said yes he’s married and he wants to have an affair he said he felt like his wife was cheating on him and that’s why he was doing what he’s doing. I asked why didn’t you tell me his response was I didn’t want you to stop dealing with me he said he’d do what ever he could to keep me around. He gave me money and everything I’m not stupid and I know he’s not leaving his wife I work a full time job and the extra help is love. I do me and fuck with him when he sees fit. Idgaf he took vows not me why do men do this is my question.

    • Seahorses_Rule

      Because they can. Your deal now is to ask enough questions to recognize the red flags before you engage.

  • Abee Davis

    OK, married women… It has nothing to do with you and nothing to do with self esteem…sometimes it happens in a whirlwind of attraction and chemistry and one thing leads to another….no we don’t talk about you , no he doesn’t say he hates you, dislikes, actually nothing….. The time we spend is amazing….. I’m divorced, sadly never had children and that time has passed… Our feelings our mutual , the sex can’t be as good as it is without a deeper connection and chemistry…. I’m educated, good job, classy, honestly wish it was different because it feels right…. I know I’ll get hurt, I know it can be tomorrow…. I know you never deserve to find out and that’s really all that there is, but please let me remind you there is only one person to blame and that is your husband, men and women will always be attracted but when you take marriage vows to honor and respect its your job to walk away…. My marriage sucked , I would never have dreamed of cheating

  • Hi Therel

    Wives that stay married to a cheating husband are more pathetic then the husband. Every friend I have that stayed with him got cheated on, again. They don’t leave because of the financial consequences. Well, at least the cowards. If they love you, they will not want to cheat on you. Period.

  • Ayumi

    Oh…you all seem to be in luck..all of u..he he he..did not knew he was married…
    I am 8 yrs. Younger than my guy..he stays with his family..talks to me on working days only and only for ten mins. That is the time he takes to drive back home from work…at start we would see each other a lot like crazy he would call all day…but not after 5 in eve..and before 10 in mrng… My life has been spinned…I have terrible self esteem issues..
    He would make me pay if we ever got out…he paid first few times only..
    He asks me to give blow jobs in return just kisses me…1 yr. Of just kisses for me..& a whole lot of blowjobs for him..we had sex once that’s when I lost my virgnity….I am 26…Now I think..I didn’t save it so long for a married guy…:( He he he. & He left as soon as he was done with it….took me back home..I cried the entire way back..but he didnt look didn’t say …just kept on driving and I cried for 3 hrs..
    If he takes a leave and holidays come up…no call no msg..I can make as much as 60 calls but no reply.(did only once I don’t pry).. Reply will be only given on a working day…ha ha ha….
    I am the most pathetic…
    And I am hopelessly in love…
    He NVR bought me anything anything…didn’t met me on my birthday….I mean …says he loves his wife…but doesn’t let’s me leave….tries to gain sympathy I am tired..I have migraine.. etc etc etc
    Holidays ….yes family holidays…and no news from him during those 8 or 9 days….
    I tried going away many times…so many times….he doesn’t do it….doesn’t let me…holds me up in the office asks me to stay…and then I cave…

  • Ayumi

    Now I am tired….

  • TendaMudzimu

    Well, let me explain something to all women out there, no one is perfect, when a man sees some flaws in his wife – he will sort for something extra out there, that is only until he realises that all women are the same,
    we men don’t want a lot of tings, we demand respect and to have steamy love in the relationships, but with women especially when there is kids involved, all the attention is diverted from us, that is when we go out there, but as soon as we realise that we chasing the wind we will still go back to our wives, so dating a married man should just be a no strings attached where by the woman get a little extra cash and the guy gets what he is not getting at home,
    This is like flies that have seen shit, we will stick around until the shits is no longer smelling then we go our separate ways to find more shit.

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