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  • Writer's pictureMarie Murphy

80: It's Not Your Partner's Job To Make You Happy

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 you shouldn’t depend on relationships as a source of happiness

  • What is the true key to happiness in a partnership?

  • Dr. Murphy describes the influence that unintentional thoughts can have on your feelings

  • Why loving someone does not have to determine your relationship status

  • Dr. Murphy talks about reframing your thoughts to make better decisions

  • The importance of examining your desires in your relationship to find clarity

In this episode…

Do you expect your relationship to be a constant source of happiness and joy? Do you find yourself feeling discontent with your partner — or thinking that you might be happier with someone else?

According to Dr. Marie Murphy, the key to true relationship satisfaction is recognizing that the only person who can make you happy is yourself. While there may be times when you feel annoyed or upset with your partner, you can choose to instead focus on emotions and aspects you enjoy about your relationship. As Dr. Murphy says, realizing that you’re in charge of your feelings can provide clarity, help you make better decisions, and lead to more fulfilling relationships.

In this episode of Your Secret is Safe With Me, Dr. Marie Murphy talks about choosing your emotions in your relationships. Listen as Dr. Murphy talks about why you shouldn’t depend on your partner for happiness, the power of unintentional thoughts, and how to find clarity and make better decisions about your relationship status.

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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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