155: Nurturing a Long-Term Affair (Part 1)

Aug 22, 2023

On a previous episode of the podcast, Dr. Marie Murphy discussed how to keep your sanity if you’re cheating on your primary partner. However, beyond just managing your thinking about your long-term infidelity, how do you actually nurture and sustain the long-term affair relationship itself, if that’s what you want to do?

While affairs differ from monogamous romantic relationships in some ways, they share many similarities with more traditional relationships. In any relationship, affair or otherwise, there are things you and your partner can deal with together, and there are some things that you or your partner can only address as individuals. Today, you need to consider that the best thing you can do for yourself and your affair relationship is to begin to take responsibility for what’s happening on your side of the street.

Tune in this week for part one of a series all about nurturing and sustaining a long-term affair. You’ll learn how to take responsibility for your own business in your affair relationship, and you'll be amazed by what happens when you empower yourself to determine your desires and begin creating them, instead of merely wishing for things to be different or attempting to change the other person.

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:

  • How you might be wasting time and energy by attempting to solve issues over which you have no control in your relationships.

  • Why it’s difficult to see the similarities between an affair and a “normal” relationship.

  • How, when you take responsibility for what you contribute to a relationship, the other person often follows suit.

  • Why taking responsibility allows you to walk away if things aren’t going the way you want.

  • How to see where you’re impacting your experience of your relationship by leaning heavily on your partner to relieve your stress.

  • Some specific things you can take responsibility for in order to nurture and sustain a long-term affair.

  • How to decide what you want, and start consciously creating that experience.

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