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.
In this episode… Wanting relief from uncomfortable feelings doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you. In fact, it’s a natural, human response. However, it’s important to determine whether you’re actually dealing with your discomfort or simply avoiding it.
As Dr. Marie Murphy says, the short-term satisfaction you find through avoiding uncomfortable feelings is typically outweighed by long-term consequences. But, many people aren’t taught how to deal with discomfort in a constructive way. That’s where Dr. Murphy comes in. She has the tools and strategies you need to increase your capacity to tolerate discomfort without numbing your feelings or looking for a distraction, such as an affair. With her help, you can gain more control over your decisions and improve the relationships you have with others and yourself.
In this episode of Your Secret is Safe With Me, Dr. Marie Murphy discusses the complicated relationship between discomfort, drama, and infidelity. Dr. Murphy explores the various ways people respond to discomfort, the consequences of avoiding your feelings, and the appeal of drama and infidelity as a form of distraction. Plus, Dr. Murphy shares some helpful questions you can ask yourself if you’re currently having an affair. Stay tuned!