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Posted on February 10th, 2016 by Dr. Andra Brosh

As soon as my husband told me he wanted a divorce, I felt like my life was over. We were married for 20 years and lived in a beautiful house with two kids. I was truly living the dream. The moment I heard those words, my whole world came crashing down. The fantasy I had of forever was now a reality of never. For three years, I spent my time picking up the pieces of my shattered dream, doing my best to make sense of everything. I never thought this crazy, surreal ride would end. I was diagnosed with breast […]

February 10th, 2016

Posted In: Divorce, Infidelity, Love, Marriage, Women

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Posted on March 23rd, 2015 by Dr. Andra Brosh

What would life look like if we lived it backward? What if we began at the end and then proceeded from there? What if we ended before we began? We all focus on beginnings and celebrate the starts without any thought about possible endings. You may be asking what’s the point of thinking about endings since they are often unpredictable and inevitable? The one word answer I can offer is prevention. “If we can own the story then we can write the ending.” -Brene Brown It’s true that many outcomes are unpredictable. It’s also true that endings are not always […]

March 23rd, 2015

Posted In: Divorce, Marriage, Mindfulness, Relationships

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Posted on February 3rd, 2015 by Dr. Andra Brosh

You’ve learned a lot of things throughout life. You’ve gathered information and knowledge from school, from your parents, and through experiences over time. You probably got a decent education in most things, but I would venture to guess that you never received a crash course in how to create, cultivate and sustain healthy adaptive relationships. Most of the focus on relational health centers on love, marriage and family because these are the relationships that give us the most fulfillment and satisfaction. However, these are the hardest relationships to learn from because they embody so much emotion, and the stakes are […]

February 3rd, 2015

Posted In: Communication, Love, Marriage, Relationships

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Posted on March 8th, 2014 by Dr. Andra Brosh

“If you want what you never had, then you have to do what you’ve never done.” – Unknown There comes a time in all of our lives where we know we need to sail into unchartered territory, but we can’t seem to pull up the anchor. You know when change is imminent because you feel it, smell it, and know it deep in your soul. You know there is no change without risk, and no growth without newness, but somehow you stay cemented to where you are, and feel frustrated that you can’t free yourself up to venture out. Even […]

March 8th, 2014

Posted In: Divorce, Infidelity, Love, Marriage, Mindfulness, Relationships, Therapy

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Posted on February 3rd, 2014 by Dr. Andra Brosh

I remember deciding to leave my marriage. After months and months of trying to make it work, this site I got to a point where I couldn’t stay any longer. It wasn’t my choice to end the marriage, store but my partner made it impossible for me to stay. The decision to walk away from something I had been so committed to was torturous because there was a part of me that would not let go of the idea that it could be saved. I knew the ship was sinking fast, and I tried really hard to scoop out the […]

February 3rd, 2014

Posted In: Communication, Divorce, Infidelity, Love, Marriage, Relationships, Tips

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

As a therapist, illness 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, viagra 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 […]

January 28th, 2014

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

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Posted on November 6th, 2013 by Dr. Andra Brosh

When you were small your dreams were lofty and possible. Over time they became more and more distant, ultimately unachievable or crushed. Dreaming about the future is a natural and healthy part of being human, but we need to learn how to honor and take our dreams back when they’ve been robbed from us. Your ability to reach your dreams has nothing to do with your own capability or your lack of ambition. Your dreams were most likely suffocated or temporarily terminated by the influential people in your life. Dreams are illustrations in the book your soul is writing for […]

November 6th, 2013

Posted In: Divorce, Infidelity, Love, Marriage, Relationships, Therapy, Tips, Wellbeing

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Posted on October 25th, 2013 by Dr. Andra Brosh

“To begin by always thinking of love as an action rather than a feeling is one way in which anyone using the word in this manner automatically assumes accountability and responsibility.” – Bell Hooks My quest for love happens daily on both a personal and professional level. I seek to understand its meaning conceptually, and I’m constantly learning how to actualize it in my interpersonal relationships. Love has been an ongoing inquiry for me because like you, I need love like I need air and water. While I know I can “survive” without love, research in Neuroscience has taught me […]

October 25th, 2013

Posted In: Communication, Love, Marriage, My Experience, Relationships, Therapy

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Posted on August 26th, 2013 by Dr. Andra Brosh

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 […]

August 26th, 2013

Posted In: Divorce, Infidelity, Marriage, Therapy

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Posted on August 1st, 2013 by Dr. Andra Brosh

While divorcing or separating during the holiday season has its emotional challenges, the timing can also be a gift. Here’s how.

August 1st, 2013

Posted In: Divorce, Infidelity, Love, Marriage

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