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  • Writer's pictureMarie Murphy

33: How to Deal with Missing Your Affair Partner

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 the concept of disenfranchised grief and why it’s normal to miss your affair partner

  • The importance of taking time to feel what you’re currently feeling

  • Why endlessly examining the meaning behind your emotions can lead you astray

  • Dr. Murphy shares her tips for rethinking your narrative and revising your understanding of “bad” emotions

  • How to determine whether ending your affair was the right decision

  • If ending the affair wasn’t your choice, what choices are still yours to make?

In this episode…

Dealing with the loss of any relationship can be difficult, and the end of an affair is no different. However, because of the secretive and taboo nature of infidelity, navigating the emotional aftermath can be confusing and lonely — especially if there’s nowhere to turn for support. So, how can you manage that lingering sadness and find the right path forward?

If you’re looking for a better way to deal with your emotions after an affair, Dr. Marie Murphy suggests that you begin by changing how you think about it. As she says, you don’t have to change your situation in order to reframe how it affects you. And, according to Dr. Murphy, when you learn how to rethink your narrative, you gain the power to turn even the most painful situations into opportunities for growth and transformation.

In this episode of Your Secret is Safe With Me, Dr. Marie Murphy discusses how to navigate the emotional aftermath of ending an affair. Dr. Murphy explains how the end of an affair can result in disenfranchised grief, why over-analyzing your feelings can lead you off course, and what you can do to regain the power to move forward. Plus, Dr. Murphy shares how to determine if ending the affair was the right decision for you. 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 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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