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99: What Do You Expect Out of a Romantic Relationship?

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 addresses the beliefs about the ideal romantic relationship

  • What is the purpose of your romantic relationship?

  • How to identify the context of your relationship

  • Understanding what to expect from yourself and your partner

In this episode…

When it comes to romantic relationships, what are your expectations and intentions? How can you contribute to your relationship constructively to ensure your needs are met?

According to Dr. Marie Murphy, your relationships with others are important, but the relationship you have with yourself is even more significant. How you contribute to a relationship carries the most weight, so it’s crucial to be clear on your understanding of what you expect from yourself and your romantic partner. By establishing and communicating your expectations, Dr. Murphy says you can consciously decide the direction and motives of any relationship you’re part of.

In this episode of Your Secret is Safe With Me, Dr. Marie Murphy talks about navigating the beliefs and expectations about romantic partnerships. She discusses understanding people’s opinions of what a relationship is supposed to be, identifying the reasoning behind a romantic relationship, and becoming conscious of your desires and obligations.


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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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