Posted on January 28th, 2014 by Dr. Andra Brosh

As a therapist, cancer survivor and divorce support counselor I know quite a bit about being broken open. I was making breakfast the other morning and I decided to have a fried egg. I heated the oil in the pan and cracked the eggshell letting the yellow yolk and surrounding white spread out as it began to sizzle. I looked at the beautiful, bright color of the egg yolk and it reminded me of how so much beauty can come from something after it’s been cracked open. I cannot think of a more profound metaphor for the many life encounters […]

January 28th, 2014

Posted In: Cancer, Divorce, Infidelity, Love, Marriage, My Experience, Relationships, Therapy

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Posted on January 21st, 2014 by Dr. Andra Brosh

“All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.” – Bob Dylan Sometimes life seems very unfair until I realize that it’s supposed to be. How many times have you become indignant about someone else’s behavior or actions? How many times have you felt completely irate over something not going your way? I’m sure there are countless incidents of unfairness for all of us. Even though we know that the idea of all things being even is completely unrealistic, we somehow still expect that life should pan out […]

January 21st, 2014

Posted In: Cancer, Divorce, Infidelity, My Experience, Therapy, Tips, Wellbeing

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

Relationships are hard even under the most optimal conditions. When you add a diagnosis of cancer into the marital mix, everything changes and suddenly your vow to remain “in sickness and in health” takes on a whole new meaning. Our greatest fear as human beings is to be abandoned by the other, and this vulnerability becomes exposed when we are faced with a life threatening illness like cancer. The ultimate question for anyone in a love relationship is “will you be there for me?” We want to know that we are not alone, that someone is there to share the […]

September 11th, 2012

Posted In: Cancer, Marriage, Relationships

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