With much appreciation to MA member Looking4, who compiled most of this list, here is a list of abbreviations and acronyms that one can expect to see used on Marriage Advocates:

180 = DivorceBusting technique
A = Affair
AA = Alcoholics Anonymous
ADDY = Email Address or Postal Mail Address
AFAIK = As far as I know......
AH = Annoying Habit
AO = Angry Outburst
AP = Affair Partner
ATTY = Attorney
BF = Boyfriend
BIL = Brother-In-Law
BH= Betrayed Husband
BP = Betrayed Partner
BS = Betrayed Spouse
BTDT = Been There Done That
BTW = By The Way
BW = Betrayed Wife
CP = Custodial Parent
CPS = Child Protective Services
CS = Child Support
CSE = Child Support Enforcement
D-Day = Discovery Day (of the affair)
DA = Domestic Abuse
DB = Divorce Busting or DivorceBusting.com
DD = Darling Daughter
DH = Darling Husband or Divorced Husband
DITHL = Deer In The Headlights
DJ = Disrespectful Judgment
DR = The Divorce Remedy (DB technique)
DS = Domestic Support or Darling Son
DV-Day = Divorce Day
DV = Domestic Violence
DW = Darling Wife or Divorced Wife
DS = Darling Son
EA = Emotional Affair
EMA = Extramarital Affair
EMR = Extramarital Relationship
EN = Emotional Needs
EOM = End of Message
EP = Extraordinary Precaution
FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions
FB = Facebook.com
FC = Family Commitment
FIL = Father-In-Law
FOM = Former Other Man
FOO = Family Of Origin
FOW = Former Other Woman
FOFL = Falling On Floor Laughing
FS = Financial Security
FWH = Former Wayward Husband
FWIW = For What It's Worth
FWS = Former Wayward Spouse
FWW = Former Wayward Wife
FYA = For Your Amusement
FYI = For Your Information
GAL = "Getting A Life" (DivorceBusters term)
GF = Girlfriend
GH = Ghost Husband
GP = Grandparent
GW = Ghost Wife
H = Husband
HALT = Hungary, Angry, Lonely, Tired = time to NOT make decisions. (DB term)
HP = Healing Phase
IB = Independent Behavior
IC = Individual Counselor (or Counseling)
IDK = I Don't Know
ILY = I Love You
ILYBIDLY = I Love You But I'm Not In Love With You
IM = Instant Message
IMO = In My Opinion
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
IMVHO = In My Very Humble Opinion
IP = Intervention Phase
IRL = In Real Life
ITA = I Totally Agree
J/K = Just Kidding
KWIM = Know What I Mean
KWIMV = Know What I Mean, Vern?
LB = Love Bust(er)
LBS = Left Behind Spouse
LF = Lady Friend
LL = Love Languages
LMAO = Laughing My *** Off
LOL = Laugh Out Loud
LRT = Last Resort Technique (DivorceBusters term)
LTA = Long-term Affair
M = Marriage
MA = Marriage Advocates or MarriageAdvocates.com
MB = Marriage Builders or MarriageBuilders.com
MC = Marriage Counselor (or Counseling)
MF = Man Friend
MIL = Mother-In-Law
MLC = Mid-Life Crisis
MM = Married Man
Mx = Married man or woman
MW = Married Woman
NC = No Contact
NCP = Non-Custodial Parent
OC = Other Child (of the WP and AP)
OEA = Online Emotional Affair
OIC = Oh I See
OM = Other Man
OMG = Oh My *** or Oh My Goodness
OMMV = Other's Milage May Vary
OMW = Other Man's Wife
OP = Other Person OR Original Poster (depends on context)
OPS = Other Person's Spouse
Ox = Other man or woman
OW = Other Woman
OWH = Other Woman's Husband
PA = Physical Affair
PDA = Public Display of Affection
POJA = Policy of Joint Agreement (MB Principal)
PORH = Policy of Radical Honesty (MB Principal)
POS = Piece of **** (can be considered offensive)
POSOM = Piece of **** Other Man (intentionally offensive)
POV = Point Of View
PP = Protection Phase
QT = Quality Time
R = Relationship
RA = Revenge Affair
RBTL = Read Between The Lines
RC = Recreational Companionship
RH = Radical Honesty
RL = Real life
ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFLMAO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My *** Off,
RP = Reconciliation Phase
S = Spouse
SAHD = Stay-At-Home Dad
SAHM = Stay-At-Home Mom
SD = Selfish Demand
SF = Sexual Fulfillment or Step-Father
SI = SurvivingInfidelity.com
SIG = Signature
SIT or SITCH = Situation
SL = Sex Life
SLT = Something Like That
SM = Step-Mother
SO = Significant Other
SOB = Son of a ***** (can be considered offensive)
SoC = School of Coaching (SYMC program)
SOL = **** Out of Luck (can be considered offensive)
SOSDD - same old S---, different day. (can be considered offensive)
SS = Step-Son
SSM = Sex-Starved Marriage
STBXH = Soon-To-Be Ex-Husband
STBXW = Soon-To-Be Ex-Wife
SYMC = Save Your Marriage Central or SaveYourMarriageCentral.com
TAFN = That's all for now
TAM = Talk About Marriage or TalkAboutMarriage.com
TBA = To Be Announced
TBD = To Be Determined
TD = The Thunderdome Forum, a place here for "heated discussions"
T/J = Thread Jack (to go off topic)
TLC = Tender Loving Care
TMI = Too Much Information
TOM = The Other Man
TOS = Terms of Site
TOW = The Other Woman
UA = Undivided Attention
VAR = Voice Activated Recorder
VLTA = very long term affair
W = Wife
WAH = Walk Away Husband
WAW = Walk Away Wife
WH = Wayward Husband
WP = Wayward Person
WS = Wayward Spouse
WTF = What/When/Where/Why The **** (can be considered offensive)
WTSDS = Where The Sun Don't Shine
WTSHTF = When The **** Hits The Fan (can be considered offensive)
WW = Wayward Wife
WYSIWYG = What You See Is What You Get
XH = Ex-Husband
XOXO = Hugs and kisses
XW = Ex-Wife
YGTBK = You've Got To Be Kidding
YGWYPF = You Get What You Pay For
YMAK = You May Already Know
YMMV - your mileage may vary
YOYO = You're On Your Own
YY4U = Too Wise For You

Please feel free to add any more that you can think of. TAL and TTYL!


**Formerly known as Cuthbert Calculus**

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