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51: Dealing with Other People's Opinions, Part Two

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 the mentality behind why people voice their opinions

  • Why vilifying cheaters is not the solution

  • Dr. Murphy describes how to overcome the fear and judgment of other people’s opinions

  • The importance of embracing discomfort sooner rather than later

  • Dr. Murphy explains why other people’s opinions are not the problem — and why you do not have to believe them

  • Dr. Murphy shares a story about receiving negative commentary and how she dealt with it

  • How to start cultivating a relationship of approval with yourself


In this episode…


What do you want people to believe about you? Other people’s opinions can have a powerful impact on how you perceive yourself. Different people will have positive and negative opinions, but when they are not aligned with your own, it's easy to devalue yourself.


As Dr. Marie Murphy says, many people conceptualize their opinions of what is right or wrong as being fundamentally correct — but this is not always valid. Although it’s common to desire the approval of other people, it’s important to avoid whittling yourself away because of the opinions of others. According to Dr. Murphy, you do not have to listen to anyone else’s statements or beliefs. Once you understand, value, and accept yourself, you have the power to decide what you believe.


Join Dr. Marie Murphy for this episode of Your Secret is Safe With Me as she discusses how to overcome the fear of other people’s opinions about infidelity. Listen in as Dr. Murphy shares a story about learning to believe in herself, why you do not have to listen to other people’s opinions about your choices, and how to start nurturing a stronger relationship with yourself. Stay tuned!

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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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