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72: Preparing for a Breakup

Updated: Aug 24


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 the process of preparing to end a relationship and why it can be so difficult

  • What should you consider before breaking up with your partner?

  • How to determine if ending your relationship is the right decision

  • Dr. Murphy’s tips for staying the course through uncomfortable feelings

  • Are you avoiding a deadline for your breakup?

  • How to stop waiting for perfect conditions to end your relationship

  • Dr. Murphy talks about reframing your mindset to do what is best for you


In this episode…


How do you prepare yourself for the difficult emotions of ending your relationship? Deciding to end any relationship can be a tumultuous decision — especially if you have no support. So, where can you turn for help?


If you’re looking for a way to prepare for a breakup, Dr. Marie Murphy has some steps to help you navigate this process without fear and choose the best course for you. As she says, once your vision is clear and you have a better understanding of what you want, you can begin to take the next steps forward. It may be difficult — but the discomfort will be worth it in the end.


In this episode of Your Secret is Safe With Me, Dr. Marie Murphy discusses how to prepare for the emotional turbulence of ending a relationship. Dr. Murphy talks about examining your reasons for breaking up with your partner, following the path that’s right for you, and recognizing that perfection in a breakup may never exist.

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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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