Posted on March 17th, 2013 by Dr. Andra Brosh

You may not realize it, but the relationships you sustain in your life are the key to a fulfilling and satisfying existence. You are “wired” to be a relational being, and to connect with others. This means that you actually “need” others to thrive and grow, and to feel a sense of safety in the world. If you have currently, or have ever felt completely devastated in response to a relationship that isn’t working, this should explain why. This also explains why you might feel chronically disappointed and dissatisfied in your personal relationships. Your relational needs started when you were […]

March 17th, 2013

Posted In: A Good Place To Start, Relationships, Therapy

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Posted on March 12th, 2013 by Dr. Andra Brosh

When my children were small I had to incessantly nag them to do the most obvious and mundane things that would ultimately prevent illness and promote health. I had to bribe them to brush their teeth, plead with them to take a bath, and practically beg them to eat their green vegetables. As they grew older, their resistance turned to habit, and they are now grown adults with the ability to “remember” these things on their own. As I reflect back however, I wonder if there weren’t a few less obvious things I could have reminded them to do on […]

March 12th, 2013

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Posted on February 5th, 2013 by Dr. Andra Brosh

I have come to believe that the key to long lasting happiness is connection. For years I have deluded myself into thinking that I am connected to others and the world because I receive emails daily or that I have hundreds of friends on Facebook. Then of course there is Instagram, Twitter and even Google Chat where I can interact all day long without ever having to leave my house. While these can all be considered a form of connection, it does not constitute the kind of deep resonance I need to have with others in order to maintain a […]

February 5th, 2013

Posted In: A Good Place To Start, Andra Brosh, Love, Marriage, My Experience, Relationships, Tips, Wellbeing

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Posted on October 11th, 2012 by Dr. Andra Brosh

There is nothing more exhausting and painful than being in a relationship that feels wrong. While some relationships may seem obviously bad, commitment and love are very powerful forces that can make leaving someone a very confusing issue. Sometimes love has nothing to do with it, and the departure is solely based on principle. Other times the investment and attachment is so strong that getting out of what intuitively feels horrible is almost impossible. Every woman’s situation is different, and every decision is based on a variety of factors that are exclusive to that relationship. However, as a couple’s therapist, […]

October 11th, 2012

Posted In: A Good Place To Start, Divorce, Infidelity, Love, Marriage, Men, Relationships, Wellbeing, Women

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Posted on September 14th, 2012 by Dr. Andra Brosh

The pain of divorce is often unbearable. The experience can be so awful that you wonder whether it would have been easier to stay married or even to be dealing with some other horrific life event like death. The depth of pain is often surprising, particularly when you know you don’t want to be married anymore. What many people forget is that divorce is just a fancy word masking what is truly a broken attachment between two people. Divorce is more than separating assets and belongings. It’s the severing of a very strong bond founded on deep feelings of dependency […]

September 14th, 2012

Posted In: A Good Place To Start, Divorce, Infidelity, Love, Marriage, Relationships

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