122: Yes, People Can Be Total Jerks Sometimes

Jan 03, 2023

In episode 119, Dr. Marie Murphy discussed how to manage your concerns around explaining how your relationship began as an affair, and decide what you actually want to tell people, or not tell them. However, there’s one more very important thing to add to that conversation, and it requires an episode of its own: people can be mean jerks sometimes.

No matter how much you decide to divulge about your relationship that started as an affair, or how neutrally you try to frame the situation, there’s a chance that some people are going to judge you, get mad at you, and maybe even want nothing to do with you in the future. So, what can you do about it?

Whether you’re worried about your children, your friends, or your extended family giving you a hard time about your relationship that started as an infidelity situation, listen in this week. Dr. Marie Murphy is explaining why you get to choose how to approach any situation where someone important to you is being a jerk, and what you need to consider when making a decision about how you want to present your new relationship to the people who might be upset with you.

If you’re ready to take this topic deeper in a confidential and compassionate environment, you can schedule an introductory coaching session with Dr. Marie Murphy by clicking here!

What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • The importance of not making decisions and compromises that are governed by your fears of how others will react.

  • Why you can never truly predict how people will react to your affair turned ‘legitimate’ relationship.

  • Why you get to make any decision you want to, even if your kids are making you choose between them and your affair-turned-relationship.

  • The inevitable discomfort of navigating your infidelity situation in the way you want to.

  • Why believing things should be different only serves to make your situation even more difficult.

  • Everything you need to consider when making a decision about how you present your relationship that started as an affair.

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