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  • Writer's pictureMarie Murphy

135: When Your Infidelity Situation is Brand New

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

How does infidelity begin? Maybe you’ve been in an ostensibly monogamous relationship for a while now but you like to make out with attractive strangers at your local bar. Maybe you are close with a coworker without realizing being around that person becomes the thing you look forward to the most. Maybe you don’t consider any of this as cheating but as time goes on, you start to form connections with one of these people. Eventually, it crosses into something you consider to be infidelity.

No matter how your infidelity situation began, when you decide that whatever you’ve been doing counts as infidelity or cheating, that moment feels like a pretty big deal. You may be totally freaked out, and you may even consider yourself an objectively bad person. However, you might also feel exhilarated. If your infidelity situation is brand new, today’s episode will help you begin to get your bearings and figure out how you want to navigate the interesting spot you’ve found yourself in.

The topic of what to do right away when you realize that you are most definitely engaging in infidelity is of the utmost importance. Dr. Marie Murphy is sharing how to stop yourself from freaking out at this moment so you can handle your infidelity situation in a way that feels right for you in the long term.

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:

  • What it looks like when you realize or decide you are engaging in something you think counts as infidelity.

  • How your opinions about cheating are probably formed by our collective attitude towards infidelity as a society.

  • Why realizing you’re engaging in infidelity might be your life's most intense holy-shit moment.

  • What you can do to get some clarity around your feelings about your newly discovered infidelity.

  • Why you don’t necessarily need to take action right away just because you’re feeling panicked about your infidelity situation.

  • The value of deciding and acknowledging what you actually enjoy about your affair.

  • 5 vital pieces of advice for dealing with your new infidelity situation in the way that is right for you.

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