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The Woman Tells
Copyright © 2019 Karla Davis-Luster
Cover Art by Karla Davis-Luster
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Life is all about what you make it. Goals and dreams can come true,
however you have to be willing to put in the work to see them through.
This woman can tell you from the many life lessons I’ve learned that
while everyone has a chance at success and love, that shit is not easy to
I like to think that I am a very intelligent, adventurous woman. My life
experiences, interactions, relationships and friendships have given me
great insight into the way various people in general tend to think and
walk through life. Assessing personalities, vibes and characteristics or
the lack thereof, have been second nature with my keen sense and
Let me take you on a journey, one I know far too well, to show you how
to find your own love and happiness. Although in between the love and
happiness can come a lot of hurt, heartbreak, anger, and even revenge.
Sometimes you win, but most of the time you lose. Every person in a
love triangle, square or hell, even a hexagon is seeking their own
happiness or some version of love too. Follow me down this path and
meet some of the people you may know, love, and hate. It may even be
Let’s have some fun while you learn a little about yourself, your man,
and the other people who can wiggle their ways into your relationships.
Roleplaying should be a cinch. That is something I will demonstrate and
explain throughout this journey. We will create various fictitious
relationships that model real life shit that women, men, and relationships
go through. I will tell you about a couple of kinds of women and their
thought patterns when men are intertwined in the mix. We’ll also
explore some of the explanations that men typically use when trying to
mind fuck you on why a situation, “happened in the first place.” So
ladies take your Plan B pill and men strap up because I’m about to take
all involved on an emotional roller coaster ride. This woman is going tell
you some shit that will blow your mind. It may even fix your life.
The “Other Woman” Steps In
Let’s start with ladies we all know somehow. She may be our best
friend, sister, mother, co-worker, or she may even be you. This woman I
speak of is affectionately, or not so affectionately, known as the “other
woman.” She is the one who has just enough of a man’s attention to get
him to step out on his wife or woman. She is the one who creeps in or
slithers her way into a man’s affections at a time when he may be having
some issues with self-doubt, wondering why his woman isn’t the way
she used to be, or just gets bored with the woman he has. We will talk
about those last two in a little bit, but back to the “other woman.”
She’s no dummy. She has studied the man she wants. She knows what
makes him take a second look, what he likes to eat for lunch, his favorite
drink, and even his favorite sports teams. She also knows what it is
about his woman that is lacking or losing his interest. If it were a class,
she would get an A+ on her research project about the man she’s got her
eye and maybe even her heart set on. The “other woman” is an expert in
all things him.
For the purposes of fun and learning, let’s say in this situation you are
the wife or woman whose man has an “other woman” working her way
into his life and maybe his heart as well. Let’s examine ways you could
end up in this situation and a couple of ways you can handle it too.
You know that famous TV host, who has had like four or five wives, you
know the one. He wrote books for women to tell them how to get and
keep their men. I know you know who I’m talking about now. He told
women they needed to think like a man, but act like a lady. Really? This
is contradictory to the very intrinsic essence of women. Stereotypes are
powerful, and men and women from various cultures have been shown
to accept the western stereotype that women are generally more
emotional while men are generally more physical. However, the
neuroscience of sex differences between men and women could be
talked about endlessly. That is what has been emphasized over and over
again throughout time. But for now let’s rap about the shit we
understand. Let’s talk about some basic common sense. Which it’s been
proven that sense ain’t common.
Back to my point, the host isn’t wrong in that women need to be
strategic, but turning our backs on our nature is most likely not going to
happen for most. That would require change. Women have to learn how
to use our emotions to work in our favor.
When women are emotional and out of control, “The Woman will tell.”
Be it happiness, depression, envy, accomplishments, challenges or
blessings, when we get wrapped up, hyped up, or tangled up, we tell.
Period. This is a great time to take a note from our corporate sisters.
Those sisters have learned the art of a smile masked with strategic
thinking, analysis, and sometimes even deceit.
So let’s look at scenario number one: you want your man back
exclusively and you are ready to take back what is yours. Control is just
a matter of implementing a plan. You need to use your intellect, looks
and whatever you had that originally attracted him to bring him back
around to your team. Try to be creative, adventurous and unpredictable.
Think outside of the box, but not so far out that you become a concern.
Do something that will shock him, remind him how sexy and fun you
can be. Be spontaneous, but tasteful. If you have never taken a shower
with him, surprise him one day and join him. Maybe have a massage
therapist show up, do his and hers thing. Maybe try a little something to
relax you before the main event.
It’s your responsibility to figure out what it will take to get the blood
pumping and a pulse rise out of your man. What is your man’s vice? Is
he a church guy, street guy, intellect, geek, baller, or introvert? Meet
him on or at his level and find out what makes him tick. Most of all, you
have to be more interested in him and his affairs than the woman that he
has made his concubine, “the other woman.” Don’t get me wrong, this
is by no means a competition with “the other woman” for the attention
of your man. This is a life-style. You have to stay focused on what is
important in your relationship with your man. You have to treat your
relationship like a plant; water it, prune it, take care of it. If you ignore a
plant it will die and so will your relationship. If you nurture that same
plant it will flourish and so will your relationship. Take care of what is
You also have to take your own needs, feelings, and wants into
consideration. That’s why the first step is to really decide whether or not
you want to be with your man, especially after he has stepped out. Do
you want to put in the time and work to redirect his attention back to the
woman he chose to marry, to commit to before God and man?
Sometimes as you are watering you feel lonely, forgotten, and wonder
why you have to do the work to salvage the relationship. This can
definitely lead to a situation where you are more vulnerable to the
attention of another man.
Meeting The Other Man
Here’s another hypothetical situation and another person you may
encounter, “the other man.” It starts out with a look across a room. The
same room your husband is walking around complimenting other
women in. Short encounters filled with interesting conversation and fun
banter. You have morals and values. You believe in marriage and you
are not going to sin, even if his ass is. But there’s just something about
this man that has you giving him your cell phone number before the
night is over. You justify that it’s innocent, just conversation. A little
flirting can’t hurt. My man surely isn’t paying me any attention and I
look damn good in this Versace gown.
In the beginning it’s sexy texts, calls in the afternoon just to see how
your day was. Before you know it you are hooked to the attention of
this tall, sexy, smooth brother and you’re okay with it. Actually, you’re
more than okay with it; you’re enjoying it. Then one day it’s okay to
take an afternoon ride on his yacht. You won’t be alone. It’s a group
After an amazing day out on the water with a beautiful sunset in the
background and a now empty yacht, you have your first physical
encounter with tall, dark and sexy. It’s quick, some kissing, a little
groping, and some bumping and grinding like you’re in high school. He
has you wrapped up in the moment and wanting more, but like the
debonair gentleman he is, he drives you home in his Tesla, gives you one
last chaste kiss and watches your ass sway as you walk into the house.
You only know this because of
The text he sent as soon as the door closed telling you so. And just like
that, you become someone else, the “adulterous woman.”
He’s fun, he makes you laugh, and from that first, brief encounter you
also know he is packing and knows how to move. He is a guy that
thinks about everything. No other man stands a chance against him. If
there is someone or something he wants, he is going to get it. A master
at winning a woman’s affection, this man has gone from a flirty friend to
someone who has me wrapped all the way up in him. Wow, I feel as
though I am going to need counseling because whether or not I should
be in this relationship, fling or whatever the end of the story turns out to
be, I know that I will not be okay. He’s got me. Is my excuse for how
I got here valid? What will the future hold for me and mine? The
Woman will tell.
We have to remember, this man, is not your man. He is not ready to be
tied down to a single woman long term. He is a player. He may not
want a ton of women at once, but he doesn’t want one woman forever.
We all know that all good things come to an end at some point. It may
last 60 minutes or 60 years, but it will end.
One more blood warming scenario was an evening spent on his yacht. I
showed up thinking we were going to spend time talking and enjoying
the weather with a nice glass of champagne, some junk food and some
interesting conversation due to an encounter that had transpired to piss
me off. Not the case. Being me, I kept my cool, but we needed to talk.
So here’s what happened. To be specific, we were out with some of his
friends. He had started to bring me around his circle. He was a very
private person, so in my mind, I must have met the criteria to move
forward because she’s special approval test. The night was going so
well. The circles he moved in were very co-ed. Everyone was happy,
enjoying themselves, talking shit and making the best of a great thing.
Of course there’s always a want to be important motherfucker
around. Most likely there are multiple intrusions like an annoying
asshole leaching, or a bitch that’s hoping to become significant in your
new man’s space. Can you guess which one kicked it off that evening?
Well, the one I zeroed in on. It was probably a representative for the
true hoe. Here we go. There is always one in the group whose sole
purpose is to throw shade on behalf of the group leader, relay messages,
and just generally be in the know about any and everything that is
important to her Queen B.
This particular Queen B would, I think in layman’s terms, we will refer
to as “the thot.” You know the type who always just so happens to be
around in circles she clearly doesn’t fit in. She has probably screwed
more than one of the guys in this group of friends. She’s always overly
friendly, dressed like somebody’s pilgrim and looking like a knock-off
‘Storm’ from the X-men round about the head.
This man made love not only to my body, but my mind. I’m not sure
which I prefer, him tampering with my thoughts or when he inserts. He
made love to me physically and mentally causing me to forget about the
other shit I was upset about in the first place. He had a way of turning
things around, calming the mood and getting things back to the way he
was comfortable. Then doing something that made you feel like you
were 100% the apple of his eye and affection.
Things went on like this for a while. Great company, with a side of
skank ass “thot’s,” his cool ass male friends, the respectful alpha’s are
always dope, amazing lovemaking, and good times were the new norm.
Then out of nowhere it seemed the calls and texts became a little less
flirty and less frequent. I was getting comfortable and enjoying all of
the good food. I gained about five pounds, but I still look amazing, if
you ask me. Every other man trying to yell kind of helps me know as
well. It seems like as soon as I got comfortable, that’s when things
started to change.
Now this is the point where you really have to assess what is really
going on, remember who you are and who he is to you. He is not your
future forever. He is not your husband. He is the “other man.” The
Who paid attention to you when your man did not? He was a temporary
feel good fix to your problems at home. He was a beautiful distraction.
He was thrilling, sexy, fun, and fine. But he was always temporary.
Being the “adulterous woman” is complicated, stressful, and hurtful.
So now you have to decide what you will do. Will you spend time
fighting for this man, whose attentions are already fleeting after a few
months? Or will you get back to the heart of the matter? Will you focus
on you and what you want out of life? Will you restore your marriage? Is
it time to let go of it all together? At the end of the day how you feel and
what actually makes you happy is most important. Do you even know
what happiness is and what it takes to be happy? There are a lot of ways
this could play out on both sides.
Here are a few statistics that we could take a look at:
-Women that entertain extracurricular activity
-Men that entertain extracurricular activity
-Divorce caused by Infidelity
-I will stick it out:
-Noted by one magazine 70% of relationships that experience
infidelity actually stay together. I think that’s a large chunk of
At the end of the day, your situation and outcome is up to all the people
involved, your man, the other woman, the other man, and most
importantly, you. What you decide to tolerate is based on your own
personal feelings, character, beliefs and life choices. What will you
How will your story progress? Will you and your man work it out? Will
you let him and his mistress live out the rest of their days while you
explore a new life and maybe even a new love. No matter what you
choose, you will be happy again? You just have to determine what your
own happily ever after will look like.
Being The Other Man
Let’s role play a different role in the situation. Let’s step into the shoes
of the “other man.” This is the man who likes a challenge, has it going
on – money, cars, homes, yacht, intellect, and a great sense of humor.
I like to keep a sexy, smart woman around for fun, conversation, and of
course good sex. I don’t do love or long-term relationships. I also am
not the type to keep a steady rotation of women. I don’t like a different
woman every night. I like to know and enjoy spending time with a
woman. And this most recent conquest of mine is beautiful, stylish,
sexy, funny, and so much fun to be around. I can take her to a gala or a
basketball game. She’s fun, versatile, and fits in well wherever we go.
She is absolutely wife material. There’s one problem though, she’s
someone else’s wife.
We started out with infrequent encounters. Then once I got her number,
we hung out more and more. Once it got physical I knew she was into
me. We started talking about more personal things and as she told me
about her marriage I realized two things. One, her husband has to be a
fucking idiot. The other, I think I may love her. Where the fuck did I let
my heart wander?
What’s a man to do? Am I ready or do I start the back up plan literally.
BACK THE fuck up. I’m not sure if I’m ready to let my lifestyle go. I
just need her to start what men call the “Relationship Deactivator
Behavior.” Act stupid and turn me off. She actually had a couple of
episodes, but rather me admit it, that the shit was actually clever. How
in the hell did she figure that out. I am a man so I turned the shit around
to make me the victim. Reverse psychology is a motherfucker. The
problem is, is that she’s smart as fuck and know how to make me think
she believes me. Have I found a revitalized female version of me?
Still I find myself in this crazy position. I like everything about this
woman. I want to keep seeing where this will go. But I also like the life
I have created for myself. It’s uncomplicated and allows me to have fun,
work hard, and do what I want to do whenever I want to do it. If I’m
being honest, I also wonder just how far this thing we have will go. Will
she really leave her husband to be with me? Do I want a woman who
will leave a marriage to be with me? Will she turn around in a few years
to me? This is way more complicated already than I want it to be. Let
me work my shit out and I’ll let you know what I decide…
When a woman is in a situation where her heart is involved, the
woman will tell. Whether she is in blissful love or her cheating
ass husband is breaking her heart, the woman will tell. In every
situation there are options. “The Woman will tell” is a feisty, fun
read that explores people and situations that happen in everyday
Check out the full novel by Winter 2020 to meet other people
including the “baby mama,” “ex-wife,” and “husband.”
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