• Marie Murphy

68: Infidelity and Death

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 why leaving your relationship can feel like a metaphorical death

  • Why you have to accept uncertainty to let your old self go — and embrace your new self

  • Dr. Murphy explains the deliberate process of contemplating a major life transition

  • What can you do if you don’t like the consequences of your actions?

  • How thinking about death can help you clarify what is most important to you


In this episode…


Are you struggling to let go of your old self and transform into who you want to be? In order to change, you must surrender to what you want in your relationship and in your life — and that can often cause a shroud of doubt.


According to Dr. Marie Murphy, only death allows for rebirth, and a metaphorical death can help you embrace your new self and reach the outcome you truly desire. While the awareness that life is fleeting and unpredictable can be uncomfortable, it is helpful for examining your thoughts and identifying your deepest desires. So, how can you find comfort in the metaphorical death of your relationship?


In this episode of Your Secret is Safe With Me, Dr. Marie Murphy discusses the metaphorical death of getting divorced or leaving a long-term relationship. Dr. Murphy shares her advice for evolving into your new self, the process of contemplating a major life transition, and the important questions to ask yourself about your relationship.

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This episode is brought to you by Marie Murphy Ph.D. 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 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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