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  • Writer's pictureMarie Murphy

101: What Physical Pain Teaches Us About Emotional Pain

Updated: Nov 16, 2022

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 talks about the beliefs surrounding physical discomfort

  • How can you benefit from emotional discomfort in a developing relationship?

  • Dr. Murphy reveals the consequences of avoiding emotional discomfort

  • The importance of emotional discomfort when working toward relationship goals

  • How to build resilience through experiences and emotional involvement

  • Learning to change and develop a new relationship through feelings of discomfort

In this episode…

Is emotional discomfort getting in the way of what you want most from your relationships? When faced with a situation that challenges your growth, it is normal to feel discomfort. How can you embrace that discomfort to rebuild your relationship?

When transforming your relationship, you need to concede that emotional discomfort — just like physical discomfort — is part of life. According to Dr. Marie Murphy, learning to recognize an emotional experience in constructive ways has profound and broad benefits. Dr. Murphy says these emotions can be lessons and motivators for change to achieve the relationship you desire.

In this episode of Your Secret is Safe With Me, Dr. Marie Murphy talks about what we can learn from emotional discomfort. She discusses the correlation between physical and emotional discomfort, why avoiding your emotions can have consequences, and building a new relationship with emotional discomfort.

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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 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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