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  • Writer's pictureMarie Murphy

54: Embracing Your Contradictions

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 discusses some takeaways from a recent news story about a high-profile relationship

  • Dr. Murphy defines contradictions and explains how they relate to people who are having affairs

  • Why should you acknowledge and recognize the value of your infidelity situation?

  • Dr. Murphy shares a story about a time when she resolved contradictions in her own life

  • How to examine your problematic behaviors from neutral terms

  • The importance of having a clear understanding of how a situation benefits you before you take action

In this episode…

Do you feel stuck in a cycle of conflicting thoughts and emotions? Contradicting feelings can be draining, confusing, and overwhelming — but do they need to be?

According to Dr. Marie Murphy, in order to resolve these contradictions, you must first acknowledge the good parts of your infidelity situation. While it’s essential to recognize these emotions, it doesn’t mean they need to define your relationship. Dr. Murphy says that the best way to overcome these difficult thoughts is to have self-acceptance about the positives and negatives associated with your behaviors — and then take action.

In this episode of Your Secret is Safe With Me, Dr. Marie Murphy talks about finding relief and freedom from the contradicting emotions in an infidelity situation. Listen in as Dr. Murphy talks about the importance of self-acceptance, how she resolved a contradiction in her own life, and what it means to look at your behaviors in neutral terms.

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This episode is brought to you by Marie Murphy PhD Relationship Coaching.

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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