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81: Conflict and Compatibility

Updated: Nov 16, 2022

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 explains how having a “personal religion” can have detrimental effects on your life

  • Dr. Murphy gives an example from her own relationship that illustrates how a rigid policy created tension with her partner

  • How to address conflict and rethink compatibility in your relationship

  • Dr. Murphy shares how to look at a dispute in neutral terms

  • How concerning yourself with the errors of others can leave you blind to your own

  • Why taking responsibility for yourself is the first step to making big changes

In this episode…

If you’re too focused on certain requirements or expectations with a partner, you may miss out on rich connections. So, what can you do to make a change? Is it possible to experience growth in a relationship without sacrificing your needs?

As Dr. Marie Murphy says, there is a way to advocate for your preferences while also compromising with your partner. During conflict, many people struggle with taking responsibility for themselves. Fortunately, Dr. Murphy has techniques to help you experience the growth that comes with addressing tension and rethinking compatibility. With this clarity, you can prioritize your needs, move forward, and improve your relationship.

In this episode of Your Secret is Safe With Me, Dr. Marie Murphy explores the negative implications of having a “personal religion” and shares her tips for navigating conflict in a relationship. Dr. Murphy reveals a personal story about how she responded to tension with her partner, talks about cultivating a new understanding of compatibility, and explains the benefits of taking radical responsibility for your actions.

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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 today and schedule an introductory coaching session with Dr. Marie Murphy to begin the process of resolving your infidelity situation in a way that's truly right for you.


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