152: Seeing Your Ex-Affair Partner in Social Settings

Aug 01, 2023

Today, Dr. Marie Murphy is doing something new. She’s explicitly calling someone else out for their perspective on an infidelity-related topic in an otherwise generally entertaining newspaper column. In this case, it was an opinion about what to do if you see your ex-affair partner out in a social setting.

Someone had written in, saying they’d had an extramarital affair, which ended abruptly and unpleasantly. Both partners are otherwise happily married, and they socialize together as couples. The writer is now apprehensive about future social encounters that are already planned. The response from the columnist was less than helpful and bursting with judgment, so Dr. Marie Murphy is taking it upon herself to give a more useful perspective on today’s episode.

Tune in this week to discover how to deal with seeing your ex-affair partner in a social setting. You’ll learn about the importance of dropping judgment when it comes to making decisions around your infidelity, as well as how to deal with the worry that you’ll lose it when you see your former affair partner.

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 unhelpful perspective offered to someone who is worried about seeing their ex-affair partner in a social setting.

  • Why Dr. Marie Murphy decided to publicly critique this response, instead of just dismissing it.

  • The problem of meeting someone with judgment when they’re contending with the challenges of infidelity.

  • Dr. Marie Murphy’s advice for anyone worried about seeing their affair partner in a social setting.

  • What you can do to deal with your emotions about your former affair partner.

  • How to bring a sense of neutrality to any decision you have to make around your past or present infidelity.

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