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  • Writer's pictureMarie Murphy

​​49: In Defense of "New Relationship Energy"

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 why it’s important to recognize “new relationship energy” — and why it’s not always a bad thing

  • Dr. Murphy defines limerence: an obsessive mental state of romantic infatuation

  • How can “new relationship energy” help you forge long-term bonds?

  • What to do when the initial excitement isn’t enough to keep your relationship going after the affair bubble pops

  • The importance of looking at infidelity in neutral terms

  • Dr. Murphy talks about using “new relationship energy” as a template for the future of your relationship

In this episode…

New relationships carry a special energy, often referred to as the “honeymoon period.” But what happens after the excitement wears off? Is the relationship doomed — or can this energy spark a long-term bond?

According to Dr. Marie Murphy, “new relationship energy” isn’t always a bad thing. While it’s important to recognize its existence and role in your relationship, it doesn't mean that the romance is over once this excitement wears off. So, how can you continue to build a sustainable relationship after the initial spark fades away?

In this episode of Your Secret is Safe With Me, Dr. Marie Murphy discusses the pros and cons of “new relationship energy.” Dr. Murphy talks about how to use your initial excitement as a template for the future of your relationship, what to do when the spark starts to fade, and why it’s important to look at infidelity in neutral terms. 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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