8: So You’re Having an Affair—Now What?
Updated: Apr 3
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 gives background on the type of client she typically sees
The first three steps to follow if you’re having an affair
Why you should to avoid taking shortcuts and skipping straight to a solution
Building your capacity to deal with difficult emotions
An important feeling to look out for when having an affair: confusion
Dr. Murphy talks about imperfection
How to get in touch with Dr. Marie Murphy
In this episode…
Guilt. Shame. Embarrassment. These are often the first few words that come to mind when we talk about affairs. What you might not know, however, is that affairs involve a complexity of emotions, including confusion, anxiety, and yes, even excitement.
Recognizing and processing what you’re feeling during an affair requires some real work and hard confrontations. But, if you’re honest with yourself and avoid taking tempting shortcuts, you can make it to the other side with the most important emotion still intact: your happiness.
Join Dr. Marie Murphy on this episode of Your Secret is Safe with Me as she sits down with John Corcoran, the Co-founder of Rise25, to talk about how to deal with the complex emotions that come with affairs. Together, they discuss the different steps you should follow if you’re having an affair, the importance of confronting your deepest truths, and how everyone—even you—is imperfect. Stay tuned!
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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 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.