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142: Trying to Get Back to the Way a Relationship Used to Be

Your Secret Is Safe With Me with Dr. Marie Murphy | Privately Grieving the End of an Affair

Some individuals who engage in infidelity express a desire to recommit to their spouse or primary partner, longing for a return to the way things were in their relationship. They may feel tormented by their infidelity while yearning for the past, even though they have been dissatisfied with the relationship for some time.

If you have been emotionally disconnected for a while, determining your true desires can be confusing. Many people share with Dr. Marie Murphy that they cannot leave their relationship because of the fond memories of how it used to be but they are unwilling to put in the effort required to reengage and explore what the future holds. If you find yourself resonating with these thoughts, this episode is for you.

Tune in this week to understand why it is normal to struggle with leaving a relationship in which you have invested heavily. If you are staying in the relationship solely hoping for a return to the past, you are trapped in the past and need to let it go. However, if you desire a bright, exciting, and loving present and future with your primary partner, one that surpasses what you had before, Dr. Marie Murphy is here to guide you in making that decision.

If you’re ready to take this topic deeper in a confidential and compassionate environment, you can schedule an introductory coaching session with Dr. Marie Murphy by clicking here!


What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • Why it’s normal to have a hard time letting go of something that used to be good.

  • Dr. Marie Murphy’s response when clients tell her that their relationship was good once, and it can be the way it used to be.

  • Why people often don’t want to put the effort in and take responsibility for how they engage with their primary partner.

  • How to see the options that are available when deciding how you want to move forward.

  • Why people tend to stay in confusion and inaction around their feelings about the future of their relationship.

  • How to start deciding what you really want in this moment, and how you want to move forward.

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