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  • Writer's pictureMarie Murphy

77: Infidelity, Shame, and Perfectionism

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 talks about navigating thoughts and feelings of guilt, shame, and perfectionism

  • Dr. Murphy discusses how failure can lead to growth in your relationships

  • Why perfectionistic thinking is hurting you — and what you can do instead

  • Dr. Murphy shares what “hustling for your self-worth” in an infidelity situation may look like

  • The importance of examining what you truly want for a more desirable future

  • How to create your own self-worth by dispelling your perfectionistic beliefs

In this episode…

Are you struggling with the idea of perfectionism and hustling to show your self-worth in your relationships? Is trying to meet the needs of others holding you back from what you truly desire?

If you’re too afraid of failure, you will never succeed. According to Dr. Marie Murphy, many people struggle with other people’s standards about love, acceptance, and worthiness. But, it’s not easy to create relationships you truly want without your own self-worth. So, are you ready to overcome your thoughts and feelings of failure, shame, and perfectionism to get what you truly desire?

In this episode of Your Secret is Safe With Me, Dr. Marie Murphy talks about navigating infidelity, shame, and perfectionism. Dr. Murphy discusses failure as an opportunity to grow, why hustling to meet other people’s demands is hurting your relationships, and how to work your way out of the cycle of perfectionism and shame.

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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 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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