133: Don’t Make Your Partner Break Up with You

Mar 21, 2023

When someone in a committed relationship has been cheating on their partner and they feel stuck in deciding what they want to do, they sometimes get the idea that they should tell their committed partner, even though they don’t know how they want to move forward.

People who get this idea think it sounds like a great thing to do for a number of reasons. But the most concerning reason is that, if they tell their partner about their infidelity, they might not have to make a decision themselves about their situation. They think either the next move will suddenly become obvious or their partner will make the difficult decision and initiate a breakup.

Feeling like you can’t make a decision is excruciating. If you’ve been thinking about disclosing your cheating in the hopes that your partner will break up with you and the expectation that you’ll feel better, tune in this week because the reality is not as simple as you’re telling yourself it is right now.

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, when you’re in the thick of things, it can seem like you’re stuck in an impossible conundrum.

  • How one might become inclined to disclose their cheating to their partner in the hopes that a difficult decision will be made for them.

  • Why Dr. Marie Murphy agrees that it isn’t all that classy to attempt to deal with your confusion by handing the responsibility for a decision to your partner… to a point.

  • 2 solid reasons why there are no guarantees that your partner will initiate a breakup after you’ve disclosed your infidelity.

  • Some of the very realistic ways your partner could react once you’ve told them about your cheating.

  • How to know if you’re considering disclosing your infidelity for concerning reasons.

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