Better Because of It: Stories of Heartbreak, Healing, and Growth, is an eight-episode passion project inspired by a broken heart. While navigating her own journey back to wholeness after a recent breakup, host and therapist Megan Bruneau interviews guests about their experiences healing from heartbreak. Guests share entertaining stories of how they coped and what they learned, offering comfort, hope, and wisdom to listeners.
Episode 8: The Breakup That Healed Us with Mark Groves
A relationship expert, Mark Groves had to confront the fact that he was abandoning himself in pursuit of his partner. She the distancer, he the chaser, he realized he was not living in his truth. Through the excruciating yet liberating process of ending things, they were both able to heal separately and came back together in more awakened and evolved versions of themselves.
Episode 7: Frozen Spoons with Jennifer Rollin
Jennifer Rollin and her ex fell hard for each other, saying “I love you” a month into the relationship. But before long, she was feeling controlled and criticized, and chose to end things. Being the one who left, she thought she’d be okay… but she was not prepared for the heartbreak that comes along with being the instigator of a breakup.
Episode 6: The Betrayal We Navigated On National Television with Dr. Jackie Walters
Dr. Jackie Walters should write the book on resilience. From miscarriage to infertility to cancer that left her ineligible for pursuing adoption, her heartbreak has extended far beyond the romantic kind. But when she found out her husband was cheating in a very public way, she had to navigate deciding whether or not to take him back – and how to heal her heart and relationship on national television.
Episode 5: The Chapter I Chose Not To Rip Out with John Kim
John Kim was excited to get out of the friend zone with his romantic interest after a drunken birthday kiss. A fellow seeker, they enjoyed creating personal development content and exploring sexual boundaries. But a miscommunication led to a breakup which led to John jumping into another relationship… and messiness ensued.
Episode 4: The Mindfuck with Jessica Powell
Jessica Powell met her ex at a silent meditation retreat. Before they’d even exchanged words, it was clear there was a magnetic connection and it was a blissful whirlwind but things never felt quite right. In the middle their 3 year on-again-off-again relationship Jess spent a year healing from Complex PTSD from childhood abuse and the more she healed the more she realized she was perpetuating her fathers abuse cycle, this time with a covert narcissist.
Episode 3: The Bad Boyfriend with Bea Arthur
Bea Arthur found her tall, British, well-endowed boyfriend on Tinder. At first, he was attentive, generous, and consistent. When her company failed and she got evicted, he was there...until he wasn’t. She eventually healed from the on-again, off-again relationship in an unconventional way: a “white-boy slave.”
Healing is here!
Megan and her guests take you on an educational and emotional journey guiding the listener to unpack the pain points in heartbreak and guide you to lift the heaviness you feel in your soul. A healing place of validation and many aha moments. Truly a gift!
Often times when we feel strong emotions, we feel like we’re going through that experience alone. Megan and her guests offer open arms to anyone in that place, sharing their own stories of heartbreak and the growth that stemmed from those experiences.
Megan is a great interviewer, and the episodes are incredibly engaging! Highly recommend.