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  • Writer's pictureMarie Murphy

70: What Does It Mean To Be Selfish?

Updated: Nov 16, 2022

Dr. Marie Murphy

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 breaks down the definitions of selfishness and the ways people respond to it

  • Why is it important to learn how to deal with your feelings about selfishness?

  • Dr. Murphy explains why you have to honor your own desires — even if it feels uncomfortable

  • How to prioritize being faithful to yourself

  • Dr. Murphy’s tips for rethinking selfishness to achieve a more positive outcome

In this episode…

What do you want other people to believe about you? And, do these opinions stop you from pursuing your true desires? The concept of selfishness may feel inherently bad — but does it need to be?

According to Dr. Marie Murphy, in order to achieve what you really want from your relationship, you have to examine the definition of selfishness in your own life. Many people struggle with the idea of seeming selfish and instead choose to avoid their honest wants and needs. That’s where Dr. Murphy comes in. She has techniques to help you reframe what is deemed “selfish” versus “selfless.” With this clarity, you can prioritize your needs, take control of your decisions, and improve your relationships.

In this episode of Your Secret is Safe With Me, Dr. Marie Murphy discusses the complicated relationship many people have with the word “selfish.” Dr. Murphy explores the various definitions of selfishness, the importance of honoring your own desires, and the ways selfishness can be harmful or helpful to your relationships.

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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 her and her relationship coaching practice, visit 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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