In previous generations, the term that got used was “the other woman,” which honestly sounds sort of mysterious and adult to me.

“Side chick,” is a term that’s been around in certain circles for decades, but according to data by Google trends, it really started to take off in early 2013. According to that same data, it’s been ESPECIALLY popular in southern states, with Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Alabama showing the most interest in it.

Make of that what you will.

But staring at info like that isn’t gonna help us understand the true experience. These anonymous confessions though? They just might.

10. “I feel so sick”

Do you ever feel like you’re not really in control of you?

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9. “Tired of feeling alone”

That’s pretty understandable.

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8. “I love it”

Well there’s an interesting take.

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7. “I’m more annoyed”

You gotta have your priorities, after all.

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6. “We still act like a couple”

Doesn’t seem like that’s gonna stay secret for very long.

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5. “Not even the least bit sorry”

So she knew the whole time, then?

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4. “I don’t know if I should believe him”

What a weird thing to lie about.

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3. “He’s a side guy”

Sounds like you two are pretty comfortable side by side.

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2. “I’ll accept it”

Why is this accompanied by a picture of McDonald’s food tho?

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1. “I wish I could walk away”

Sounds manipulative af.

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It’s a strange, strange world out there.

Do you have experience with this sort of thing?

Tell us about it in the comments.