TimT
You may see abbreviations commonly used in forums dealing with affair issues. Please feel no compulsion to use these abbreviations; write in whatever style seems natural to you. Some people find these abbreviation to useful as a "shorthand" for common phrases or references, so we provide this index so that others can know the meanings. 

Infidelity Forum Shorthand Index
  • A - affair
  • AP - affair partner
  • BS - betrayed spouse
  • CS - cheating spouse
  • D - divorce
  • D-day - discovery or disclosure day (first found out about affair)
  • EA - emotional affair
  • EMA - extramarital affair
  • F - fiance
  • FWB - friend with benefits
  • FWH - former wayward husband
  • FWW - former wayward wife
  • H - husband
  • IC - individual counseling/counselor
  • ILYBINILWY - I love you but I'm not in love with you
  • LTA - long term affair
  • MC - marriage counseling/counselor
  • MLC - midlife crisis
  • MM - married man
  • MOM - maybe other man
  • MOP - maybe other person
  • MOW - maybe other woman
  • MW - married woman
  • NC - no contact
  • OEA - online emotional affair
  • OG - other guy
  • OM - other man
  • ONS - one night stand
  • OP - other person
  • OW - other woman
  • PA - physical affair
  • R-day - reclaim day (the date when a couple reclaimed their relationship with a commitment to rebuild)
  • SA - sex addict
  • SEA - suspected emotional affair
  • SO - significant other
  • SOM - suspected other man
  • SOW - suspected other woman
  • SPA - suspected physical affair
  • STBX - soon to be Ex spouse
  • STBXOM - soon to be Ex other man
  • STBXOW - soon to be Ex other woman
  • TT - trickle truth (truth that comes out a little bit at a time)
  • W - wife
  • WS - wayward spouse
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