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50: The Joys and Sorrows of Adultery with Mona Lisa

Updated: Nov 16, 2022

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa is a middle-aged adulteress and the founder of the Medium publications The Scarlet Letter and P.S. I Hate You. Mona writes about every facet of adultery, from the joy to the pain. She has published over 300 articles and has garnered over 250,000 views and more than 2,000 followers on Medium. Mona’s writing helps readers navigate dead bedrooms and affairs without fear.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Mona Lisa discusses her marriage of over 20 years ​​— and what led to her “dead bedroom”

  • Mona and Dr. Marie Murphy acknowledge the shame and stigma around divorce

  • The deeper connection of an affair based on friendship

  • Mona talks about discovering sexual freedom and femininity from her affair

  • The dark side of adultery: ending a relationship

  • How can you digest difficult feelings in your affair or relationships?

  • Why Mona started writing about her experiences with infidelity

  • How adultery can become an addictive lifestyle and the consequences of making the choice

  • Mona talks about the challenges of her hidden success

In this episode…

It’s easy to feel encapsulated in an adultery bubble. With all the stigma around infidelity, where can you go to speak about the feelings you have? Is there a place to escape judgment and shame?

Mona Lisa has created a safe space for adulterers, like herself, to connect without fear. For Mona, infidelity is empowering and provides her with a sense of freedom — but it is not without pain and other difficult emotions. She knows other people are navigating the same feelings, and that’s why she believes connecting and sharing her experiences is so crucial.

In this episode of Your Secret is Safe With Me, Dr. Marie Murphy talks with Mona Lisa, the founder of The Scarlet Letter and P.S. I Hate You, about navigating an adulterous lifestyle. Mona talks about the rollercoaster of emotions that comes with having an affair, the excitement of limerence energy in a new relationship, and the stigma around cheating and divorce. Stay tuned.

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