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95: Dealing with a Needy Affair Partner

Updated: Nov 16


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 talks about the decisions you make around how to deal with your affair relationship

  • How can you navigate the choices you make with your affair partner?

  • Dr. Murphy gives an example of the decisions involved in ending a relationship

  • Ways to handle divergent experiences in the context of your relationship

  • What happens when you expect certain feelings in your affair?

  • Dr. Murphy explains behaviors that make partners feel stressed and unhappy

  • How to avoid the vortex of neediness with yourself and your affair partner

  • Dr. Murphy explains respecting and honoring the flaws in humanity


In this episode…


What happens when your affair partner becomes needy of your attention and affection? How can you handle the feelings of discomfort and uncertainty when ending your marriage while being pushed by your affair partner to make a decision?

Dr. Marie Murphy says it's all about how you manage your mind and deal with your emotions. You feel good when you’re with your affair partner, so you begin to expect that feeling. But, when things go differently, you may encounter feelings of neediness. What does Dr. Murphy suggest?

In this episode of Your Secret is Safe With Me, Dr. Marie Murphy talks about understanding and navigating neediness in your affair. Dr. Murphy discusses decision-making and the effect it can have on your relationships, how to manage conflicting experiences, and understanding the behaviors behind neediness to create a more respectful relationship.

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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 to begin the process of resolving your infidelity situation in a way that's truly right for you.

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