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116: Uniquely Difficult Situations in Life



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It’s that time of year again when American Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we’re entering what many people think of as “The Holidays”. This period of the year tends to have interesting implications for all things related to infidelity, creating some uniquely difficult situations. If you’re in an infidelity situation, you might be planning how you’re going to juggle your affair partner with your family based on how much you’re willing to disrupt family Holiday plans.

You may also be contending with the idea that making decisions about your infidelity situation feels more difficult at this time of year. Whether you’re struggling with planning around family gatherings and logistics, or you’re caught up in the perceived significance of a certain Holiday, and it feels like you literally can’t do anything about your infidelity situation, listen closely.

Tune in this week as Dr. Marie Murphy shows you why, while you always get to decide what counts as a good reason to postpone taking any kind of action relating to your infidelity situation, waiting probably isn’t going to make it any easier. You’ll discover how the energy required to delay a decision could be better spent cultivating the willingness to do the hard thing, whether that’s pursuing your affair, coming clean, breaking it off, or any other way of dealing with this uniquely difficult situation.


If you’re ready to take this topic deeper in a confidential and compassionate environment, you can schedule an introductory coaching session with Dr. Marie Murphy by clicking here!

 

What You’ll Learn from this Episode:


  • Some of the uniquely difficult situations Dr. Marie Murphy’s clients find themselves in during the Holidays.

  • The difference between situations that are uniquely difficult versus nonnegotiably difficult.

  • The importance of consciously deciding whether or not you want to take action on your infidelity situation, or whether you want to wait until January.

  • How to start accepting that, sometimes, you will be the source of other people’s pain, and you don’t need to solve for their discomfort.

  • Why waiting isn’t going to make these difficult situations any easier.

  • How to shift direction and invest your energy into cultivating your willingness to do something difficult, scary, or uncomfortable, giving up the idea that it will be easier later.

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