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  • Writer's pictureMarie Murphy

73: What To Say When You Break Up With Someone

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 shares the first step to initiating a breakup conversation: get clear on your decision and your message

  • How much detail should you give your partner when conveying your message?

  • Following through on your plan to end the relationship

  • Strategies to prepare for your partner’s potential questions

  • Dr. Murphy breaks down different ways to practice the breakup conversation

  • How — and when — should you deliver the news?

  • Navigating the post-conversation phase

In this episode…

No matter who your partner is or what kind of relationship you have, breaking up can be terrifying — even when you’re the one initiating. So what should you say to gracefully maneuver this difficult conversation?

There are ways you can prepare and deliver your message to turn this dreaded conversation into one that can benefit both parties. Remember: breaking up doesn’t have to be a bad thing. With planning, thoughtfulness, and the right preparation, you can create the best possible experience for you and your partner — while staying true to your intentions.

In this episode of Your Secret is Safe With Me, Dr. Marie Murphy shares strategies for carrying out your breakup conversation. She talks about the importance of getting clear on your message, how to find the positives in a breakup, setting boundaries with your partner, and dealing with the waves of discomfort following the conversation.

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