One Night Stand: Diary of A Neglected Married Woman

Photo credit: Getty Images/Hero Images 28 September 30, 2017 By Dang

One night stand from a married woman’s experience 

I had a one night stand. As I type this I cannot even believe it happened to me. I feel like I was outside of my body and watched someone else who looks exactly like me perform this act. 

I’m writing this so that your numerous readers can realize it can happen to anyone. The Bible says that “he that thinks he stands should take heed lest he fall”. I expect to be judged and insulted. That’s fine, but I also know someone will learn from this.

My background: I’m not an average looking woman, I’m a full fledged good looking woman. I’m quite modest too as I don’t need to do too much to bring out the slay queen in me. I knew how powerful my body is, I know how I can make men’s knees buckle by basically doing nothing. However, I made a decision to be a virgin till I got married. My husband is my one and only ever encounter with the opposite sex….Well, I guess I meant “was” my one and only ….until the one night stand Read: Diary of A Naija Happily Married Woman: “Sometimes, Marriage is Gross”

We got married when I was 24, he was 32. 8 years older than me, he’d been there, done that but was a good man and ready to settle when I met him. He was completely respectful of me and he did ask for sex while we were dating but after hearing me out several times , he decided to wait with me. We got married 18 months after we met. 

Our marriage is wonderful and blessed with 3 lovely children.  2 girls and a boy. We are also doing very well at our careers and life couldn’t really be better. 

Sometime in the 12th year of our marriage things started going downhill. I will summarize that we took each other for granted. This was compounded by my husband’s job taking him all over the world. And I was exhausted all the time from joggling my 10 hrs job with caring for the children alone. Whenever he returned home from his journey, I was resentful and agitated all the time. Sometime that year  I tried to log in to his Facebook account few days into his last trip and he had changed the password. Wow! When did we start changing “our passwords”. When did we start “following” all these scantily clad girls on Instagram. Too many questions to answer. I must say he made it worse by brushing off all my doubts and questions without addressing them. He said repeatedly “I would never cheat on you”, but he was being sneaky. 




Our sex lives took a hit of all these. I’ve always been more sexual than him, 3 out of 5 episodes is initiated by me. And my husband always teased me about “trying to make up for the lost years”. During the lowest point of our marriage, I even went as far as googling and reading up on sexting and attempting phone sex with him when he was away. My husband brushed me off most times during the horniest days of my cycle whenever “konji’ hit me while he was away. This was getting frustrating.  I worked out more, took care of myself more, prayed harder, attended many women conferences. I just had to do my best to be happy for my sake and the children’s 

One day, I was getting coffee and reading a good book during my “me time”. Kids were in school and I needed to maximize my time off before the chaos begins after school. I look up from my book to find this guy staring at me intently.  He walks over and tells me how beautiful I look and how he didn’t mean to be disrepectful but he just couldn’t but make these compliments. I smiled and said thank you and returned to my book. He asked if he may join me and I obliged. What’s the hurt? He can visibly see my huge wedding ring and my no-nonsense resting bitch face. He should be ready to deal with the consequences of whatever I say to him at this time. We had small talk, nothing personal. We exchanged numbers, I thought nothing of it. He left after about 30 mins and I resumed my daily activities.

My husband makes another trip. I bump into this guy again during my grocery shopping. He had said he lived about 10 miles away from us, so  how come he’s here? We say a quick hi and his hands brushed my forearm somehow. I had goose pimples.  No!!!! I’m married for Christ’s sake. Why am I having rumbling in my tummy. This second meeting was a really brief one and we had said our goodbyes before we knew it. It turns out I don’t even remember his name. I had saved it as coffee guy on my phone. 

Here’s where the down fall began. I just couldn’t stop thinking about my reaction to his touch. When hubby called that night, I started to tell him about this guy I met and how random it was to meet the same person again.. We even joked about hubby being the one that hired “coffee guy” to follow me around. Just after hubby goes off the phone, “coffee guy” calls. I’m indecisive about picking up the call or not. I do anyway. He asks what I’m doing? I say I’m in bed getting ready to sleep. He asks if I would like to make out with him. Ha!!!!! Just like that? I cut off the phone. Unfortunately, I couldn’t help but think about how different it would be to have another man, what do other penises look like? Will he last longer than my husband? Will he perform oral sex on me? I find myself musing and fantasizing about this all night. My husband and I hadn’t had sex for 4 months. Why am I so turned on? I remind myself hubby will soon be back and my urges will be calmed, if not satisfied.




“Coffee guy” calls me again the next morning, I say it’s not a good time. I’m at work. But I added “the baby sitter is picking up the kids today, maybe we can have a drink tonight”. I don’t drink at all by the way. I should have nipped this in the bud from the first day. We met after work at the bar of a posh restaurant, we didn’t talk much. He didn’t even finish his glass of wine. The sexual tension was palpable. He asked if I would like to go “someplace”, I couldn’t believe the word “Yes” came from my lips. Apparently he had booked a hotel room. As soon as we entered his room, he started kissing my neck , I was vibrating so bad , foolishly telling him I’ve never done this before, he asks if he should stop but he’s not really stopping…. and the rest is history……We both came. Intensely and multiple times.

And he wanted a second round but I was back into myself at this time and weeping silently. He asked if I was alright, if he did something wrong. I told him I’m an adult and wasn’t forced into this. I wipe my tears as I’m dressing up I sight my ring on my finger. How do I undo this? What have I done? I just had a one night stand. He used protection, but how do I fix this? I tell him as I’m leaving “you will never hear from me again”. I don’t even know his real name. I block his number  then deleted it. We didn’t know each other enough to have been on each others social media. My curiosity has been satisfied. My husband is better than me in many ways. Maybe he cheated on me too, maybe he did not. 2 wrongs don’t make a right. I feel like a slut. I feel so dirty, I almost scrub myself to bleed when I get home. 

I haven’t been able to forget this experience. I hold the guilt in the vault of my heart. I cried night after night rolling on the floor asking the third party in our tri-fold cord to have mercy on me. It took me days to forgive myself. To make it worse, my husband’s libido went over the roof after he returned. The first few months were terrible for me, I couldn’t get that picture of me and coffee guy and our one night stand off my mind even while with my husband….




It’s 6 years since my one night stand. I didn’t tell my husband. I don’t plan to. I flee from appearances of evil like my life depends on it. I’ve forgiven myself finally . Our marriage got better. I worked on my reactions to my husband’s imperfections. I’m very open to him about my desires emotionally and physically, about everything…except this one thing.

If I decide to spill about a one night stand I truly regret, How will that one event erase the 16 years of memories they have of their mother being a good woman. I’m a role model to many of my daughters’ friends, and teenage group in church.

This one secret will follow me to my grave….

One Night Stand: Diary of A Neglected Married Woman: Written by Mrs H. For Dairyofanaijagirl.ng

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28 comments on “One Night Stand: Diary of A Neglected Married Woman

  1. Ituo

    Na conji been dei worry u madam.God has forgiven you and you have forgiven your self.Just pray the guy doesn’t use it against you latter.




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  2. A

    I like how this was written.More still, I think I could feel and understand this poster. I’m with you on taking it to your grave.
    But this baffles me;would you have cheated if your husband was home?Was curiosity not a factor too?Cos keeping virginity till marriage albeit good has its disadvantages.Aren’t women supposed to “sow their wild oats” too?




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  3. Tolu

    There’s no judgement here at all. And i totallt agree that this secret must go to the grave. It will be selfish to tell him what will most definitely devastate him just so you can fell less guilty. My only worry is that I heard a message in church one day that one has to confess for there to be total forgiveness with God. I don’t know if that’s true or if pastor was just trying to scare people away from adultery…lol. But thank you for sharing your story with us.




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  4. Anonymous

    It truly can happen to anyone.
    There’s no point in flirting when u r married. Unless you are prepared to follow it through one day




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  5. Omoté

    No judgement here at all. It could happen to either party. This thing called marriage ehnn, it’s God, maturity, patience, believe it or not love is just a small fraction eventually and a boatload of luck!




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  6. Ola

    I myself have been planning on having a one night stand, don’t get me wrong I’m a good girl ( to the core, tho not a virgin) and not yet married, but at times I look At it and I hope I get a reward for being a good girl, having one nightstand I don’t tink will hurt




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  7. Anonymous

    Anyone can cheat given the right circumstances. That’s why one should have someone one can give account to when times like these are about to occur.
    Some years ago, we went for a party outside work and put up in a hotel. That day it occurred to me how easy it is to chest. An old friend came to check up on me and insinuated I could follow him^home. No one would have known least of all my boyfriend.

    Then the men that came for the parties nko? Making outright passes to interested women, married or not. One could have easily had a one night stand without one’s spouse not finding out.

    Then the kinds of friends you have matter a lot too. If you have friends that cheat on their spouse, they will egg you on to join the cheating train.




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  8. D

    Hmm i totally feel this woman to the core …………..sometimes you wonder if i can start all over in life and undo so many things …. most times i just want to sit and talk with Jesus and ask him a trillion load of questions, at the end of the day the only option i have is to just continually ask for Gods infinite mercy. Unlike the writer, i’m still battling mine. 🙁




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    1. Anonymous

      The first step is forgiving yourself. Christ forgave you the first time you asked for his forgiveness. He doesn’t hold grudges. Now work on your guilt, the devil is using it to hold you hostage.




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  9. Ree

    Ive been happily married for 9 years and I have thought about having an affair multiple times.
    Just for the excitement of it all. I haven’t found anyone worthy yet.
    Preferably a tall dark and handsome non Nigerian.

    Poster, don’t feel too bad. I don’t think it is that serious, plus men do it all the time.




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  10. Anonymous

    Very genuinely written.
    No judgement at all,thin balance in marriage atimes.
    What matters most is redirecting and reconnecting to your marriage
    Ommision is better no point revisiting what you have gone past.




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  11. Elizabeth

    DANG, I must commend the kind of people you have been able to garner to your blog. From the comments alone, I sense women who have sense away from the senseless clutter I see whenever typical naija women are gathered. Kudos!!!!




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  12. Oge

    I completely understand where this woman is coming from the story that has been told.I mean.. do you sometimes wonder why men get a pass at cheating and women don’t? When i read this story i was a bit please that she cheated, she enjoyed it,she felt remorseful and most of all, that she is taking it to her grave. Kudos to you lady!




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  13. Anonymous

    I am also a church girl, got married as a virgin. My husband is the only person I have ever been with, so I can absolutely relate. I thought I would be rewarded for my goodness but it is heart wrenching for me that I am married to an insensitive serial cheat. He no longer hides it. Spends a lot of night away from home without any excuse. I haven’t had an affair because I have not found the right person and the right place. I know that given the right circumstances, Its just something waiting to happen and boy oh boy, I am looking forward to it. We live in a society that thinks the worst of women (even when you are goody two shoes) so I plan to have an affair, ask God for forgiveness and take the secret to my grave. Thank you very much.




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  14. Anonymous

    Life is just so crazy.. i know of a young woman who married her best friend who she wasnt totally in love with and who ironically isnt making her happy. Like life wanted to punish her for that decision, she met the love of her life a few months after she got married… its been a year now and she is still in her miserable marriage. If only i could force her to be like the poster and be with the love of life, even if its just once and keep her mouth shut!




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