126: Regret is Optional

Jan 31, 2023

What is your relationship with the feeling of regret? People talk about regret as if it's this thing that is beyond their control. Dr. Marie Murphy hears this from her clients regularly. They think regret just happens and it’s objectively bad. However, have you ever considered that regret is optional?

Making decisions around your infidelity situation comes with a level of difficulty, which always leaves open the possibility of regret. However, if you can thoroughly examine the considerations that go into making a choice, getting clear on what you do and don’t want in your romantic life, you can create a solid understanding of why you’re deciding on one thing over another so you don’t end up regretting your decision.

Tune in this week to discover why regret is optional, and how you can start preventing or minimizing it when it comes up for you. Dr. Marie Murphy is sharing why getting a handle on your relationship with regret is invaluable in dealing with your infidelity situation, and showing you how to take your preferences and priorities seriously, reducing or even eliminating the possibility of regret.

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:

  • Why making decisions around your infidelity is so tricky to navigate.

  • The thoughts about a decision that generate feelings of regret.

  • Why deciding on what you want doesn’t have to be complicated or mysterious.

  • The potential costs of indulging in regret, even over seemingly small things.

  • How people resist seriously considering what they really want.

  • Why you need to be willing to feel the mixed emotions that come with making a big choice around your romantic life.

  • How to organize your thinking before you make a decision, so you can make the best of any outcome your choices have.

  • Why you are never stuck with a decision once you’ve made it and you can always choose again without feeling regret.

  • When to intentionally work toward accepting and enjoying your new reality before making any new decisions.

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