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93: Allowing Yourself To Want What You Want

Updated: Aug 24


Dr. Marie Murphy

Dr. Marie Murphy is a Relationship Coach, specializing in helping people who are having affairs make decisions on how to move forward — without judgment. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology with an emphasis in Sexuality from the University of California, San Diego, and has been teaching sex education since her high school years. Dr. Murphy is also a yoga instructor and has previously taught meditation.




Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Dr. Marie Murphy discusses where your desires come from

  • Why do you need to slow down and recognize your desires?

  • Dr. Murphy shares the value in learning how to notice your desire — without taking any action

  • How to process the intense emotions of desire, disappointment, and discomfort

  • Dr. Murphy talks about making decisions based on an emotional state

  • Why honoring your desires can lead to more energy and better experiences

  • How to practice dealing with the emotions of desire


In this episode…


If you’ve ever found yourself staring your desires in the face, it can be challenging to ride the emotional waves that follow. Trying to suppress your desire can be exhausting — but what if there was another way? How can you prioritize the experience of feeling your desires without taking any action?

Dr. Marie Murphy recommends practice. Try allowing yourself to feel your desires, even if they lead to disappointment or impatience. Most importantly, Dr. Murphy notes that letting yourself acknowledge your desires does not mean you must take action. So, how do you allow yourself to experience the emotion of desire?

In this episode of Your Secret is Safe With Me, Dr. Marie Murphy talks about figuring out the feelings and emotions of your desires. Listen as Dr. Murphy explains the repercussions of neglecting your desire, why honoring your desires can lead to better experiences, and how to practice feeling your desires.

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Dr. Marie Murphy provides shame-free, blame-free, and non-judgmental relationship coaching. She draws from different philosophical traditions and approaches in order to better understand the human condition and the different types of professional assistance that can be germane to people in complicated relationship situations.


To learn more about her and her relationship coaching practice, visit www.mariemurphyphd.com today and schedule an introductory coaching session with Dr. Marie Murphy so that you can begin the process of healing and wellness in your life.

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