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 […]
Dr. Andra Brosh February 10th, 2016
Itâ€™s a real gift to be such an evolved species that we get to have the capacity to think. At the same time itâ€™s a curse because our thinking is what usually creates the most suffering and unhappiness in our lives. Thoughts are nothing without a thinker so if you detach and step away from them, youâ€™ll realize that your thoughts just float around in the air. If you could watch your thoughts they would look something like this. If you are constantly getting into an arm wrestle with your thoughts then you will want to learn the two words […]
Dr. Andra Brosh March 25th, 2014
This is a great piece on understanding how to improve and sustain a healthy relationship with your guy. Read on.
Dr. Andra Brosh February 19th, 2013
I always seem to get a little cynical around Valentineâ€™s Day. Maybe itâ€™s the over-consumption of flowers, chocolates and balloons, but I have trouble getting in the spirit of love when it feels forced. As most of you know, my view of things most often comes from what I call an inside out perspective. I am always looking for whatâ€™s beneath the surface; I delve down into the darker more remote parts of emotional life. I look for the meaning in experiences with the intention of gaining insight and wisdom from what we endure on a daily basis as human […]
Dr. Andra Brosh February 12th, 2013
We have all had to endure the unsolicited comments of friends that we walk away from wondering why the person felt the need to say what they did. “Running off at the mouth” is common, and many people in our lives feel the need to be heard regardless of how it is being received. These individuals speak mindlessly, without intention, which often leads to hurt feelings, overstepping boundaries, and broken relationships. While we can’t control other people’s words, we can control our own. Words are powerful and can either be received like daggers or a warm blanket. This makes it […]
Dr. Andra Brosh December 20th, 2012
Whether you withhold information from your spouse, or blatantly lie to their face, being dishonest is one of the most corrosive things you can do in a marriage. Read On to learn how even the smallest lies can be detrimental.
Dr. Andra Brosh October 23rd, 2012
Shifting your relationship with your Ex from being a married couple to a divorcing couple might be one of the single most challenging transitions you will ever have to make. Moving from a relationship that is founded on limitless love and â€œonenessâ€ to a dynamic of division and autonomy often feels really unnatural and even counter-intuitive. As you move through the process of your divorce, you will want to establish healthy boundaries on every level. This will include both emotional and physical boundaries to protect you from unnecessary hurt as you learn to develop a new (and hopefully healthy) relationship […]
Dr. Andra Brosh October 15th, 2012
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, […]
Dr. Andra Brosh October 11th, 2012