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Making Plans for the Future With Your Affair Partner


Melissa Hites

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 shares examples of what can happen if you’re having an affair with someone who is also married

  • Dr. Murphy discusses the intense emotions and obstacles of building a future with your affair partner

  • The importance of making decisions for yourself before you take action

  • How your desire for safety, comfort, and security can impact your choices

  • Dr. Murphy examines a common paradox in relationships

  • How can you make the right choice for you without distractions from other people?


In this episode…


If you aren’t clear on how to move forward with your infidelity situation, what can you do to make a change? How can you make the right decisions for you — regardless of what your affair partner does?

According to Dr. Marie Murphy, you have the choice between making decisions consciously and deliberately and making them haphazardly or based on fear. Many people want safety, comfort, and security in their relationship. But, are these desires holding you back from what you really want from your future? Dr. Murphy says the first step to making the right decision for you is dealing with your own emotions — only then can you create the relationships you want to have.

In this episode of Your Secret is Safe With Me, Dr. Marie Murphy talks about navigating obstacles while planning a future with your affair partner. Dr. Murphy examines the new emotions that can impact your choices, what you should acknowledge in your relationships, and how to make decisions based on your desires.

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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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