If you are divorced, or in the process, BEWARE! Not of your ex-spouse, but of self-help “gurus” promising you a quick fix or time limited recovery program guaranteed to get you over the heartbreak of divorce. I’m all for any kind of support when it comes to divorce, but having gone through my own marital disaster, and sitting bedside with suffering divorce survivors, I can confidently say that there are no magic pills or fast remedies that will legitimately catapult you to the other side of this transition. Tools, affirmations, support from others and written exercises are all amazing for […]
Dr. Andra Brosh August 26th, 2013
While divorcing or separating during the holiday season has its emotional challenges, the timing can also be a gift. Here’s how.
Dr. Andra Brosh August 1st, 2013
If you’re like most people, you’ll fumble endlessly for reasons your partner left. Here are top five reasons I hear from divorcing couples. Read On.
Dr. Andra Brosh July 30th, 2013
You know as much as I do that life doesnâ€™t always go as planned. You can fantasize and dream about how you would like things to go, but the harsh reality is that your very existence on this earth is tenuous, and your reality is founded on unpredictability, not certainty. Read on.
Dr. Andra Brosh July 16th, 2013
Youâ€™ve probably been in a situation at some point in your life when you have had to decide whether toss something out or repair it. Maybe it was a tattered pillow, a ripped pair of jeans, or an old radio. Deciding to discard something that has some potential for rejuvenation may not be too hard in every day life, but when it comes to a relationship itâ€™s pure torture. Relationships get broken just like the items in our lives, but we canâ€™t just throw them away without much thought. We spend torturous hours deciding whether itâ€™s worth saving, or if […]
Dr. Andra Brosh May 28th, 2013
You thought your marriage would mean forever, but it wasn’t to be. Now you’re left to reexamine your life and, along the way, give it new meaning and purpose. Here’s how to get there. Read on.
Dr. Andra Brosh May 20th, 2013
Opportunity can be overwhelming. I read a lot of blogs and books about abundance, living fully, and creating the life you want. While there is nothing wrong with wanting to get the most out of your time here on earth, I have found that too many choices can lead to indecision and paralyzing fear. When my kids were little it was all about limiting choices. Whether it was the cereal they were eating for breakfast, or the clothes they would wear to school, I always presented them with a maximum of two options. This gave them a sense of power […]
Dr. Andra Brosh April 30th, 2013
The process of divorce is hard enough, but when you have to co-parent with an ex who has become the bane of your existence, things can get worse. Some parents become better at being caregivers after divorce because they find their own voice and style outside the relationship. Others transform into an unrecognizable version of themselves, making parenting a horribly intolerable experience. Either way, when you canâ€™t stand the person you are parenting with, life can become a drag, and the battle becomes exhausting. Read on.
Dr. Andra Brosh April 17th, 2013
When your spouse walks away from your marriage, a rational explanation may prove elusive. Here are five tips for finding meaning where answers are lacking. Read on.
Dr. Andra Brosh March 26th, 2013
I sit with stories of infidelity all day long. As a therapist working with relationships, you can be assured that almost every person I see is currently struggling with an infidelity from the past, in the present, or an intuitive feeling that they will one day become the victim or perpetrator of an affair. The small percentage of couples that come to see me before an infidelity have an opportunity to prevent the egregious act by taking a hard look at the relationship. Cracking open the facade of a relationship to see what might be lurking underneath can be scary, […]
Dr. Andra Brosh March 20th, 2013