• Marie Murphy

Infidelity and the Holidays, Part Four: Dealing with Nostalgia and Confusion

Updated: Dec 15, 2021


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 how holiday traditions can cause confusion about your infidelity situation

  • Dr. Murphy talks about distinguishing nostalgia from a genuine desire

  • Why uncomfortable feelings may cause you to act on impulse — and Dr. Murphy’s tips to stop ruminating thoughts

  • Dr. Murphy describes how to productively work with your thoughts

  • Why you should avoid taking action while your emotions are high

  • How do you create a sense of certainty?


In this episode…


Are you feeling conflicted and confused about your infidelity situation this holiday season? How do you distinguish between taking action because of your genuine desires and taking action because of your impulses?


According to Dr. Marie Murphy, learning to refrain from overthinking and instead sitting still with your discomfort can help you reach the outcome you truly desire. While it’s essential to recognize your conflicting thoughts, it is also crucial to avoid letting the confusion manifest. Dr. Murphy says that sometimes there is clarity in the slow-down — and it could be just what you need this holiday season.


In this episode of Your Secret is Safe With Me, Dr. Marie Murphy talks about dealing with uncomfortable feelings of nostalgia and confusion during the holiday season. Dr. Murphy explains why you should not act on impulse, shares her advice for learning from your discomfort, and explains how to find clarity about your infidelity situation.

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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 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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