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97: Re-Engaging in a Relationship After an Affair, Part 2

Updated: Nov 16


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 poses the question: why do you want to re-engage in your primary relationship?

  • How is re-engaging with your partner more convenient?

  • Why you need to be clear about your desires in your relationship

  • Dr. Murphy shares the differences between desiring personality traits and wanting a relationship

  • Why a successful re-engagement takes genuine interest

  • Dr. Murphy explains the importance of decoding why you want to re-engage in your primary relationship

In this episode…

Why do you want to re-engage in your primary relationship? How can you intentionally generate excitement and a deep passion with your primary partner?

According to Dr. Marie Murphy, the convenient option of re-engaging with your primary does not mean it is obligatory. While the comfortable and familiar route may be the easiest, it also comes with challenges, difficulties, and awkwardness. Dr. Murphy recommends meeting those challenges with enthusiasm, and to be present and fully honest with yourself to improve your primary relationship.

On this episode of Your Secret is Safe With Me, Dr. Marie Murphy talks about the process of re-engaging with your primary partner after an affair. Dr. Murphy discusses deciphering whether you have a relationship of convenience or desire, the challenges and emotions around your relationship, and why you need to put in the effort to produce results.


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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 to begin the process of resolving your infidelity situation in a way that's truly right for you.

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