Charlie and Linda Bloom talk about their new book- That Which Doesn’t Kill Us: How One Couple Became Stronger at the Broken Places


That Which Doesn’t Kill Us is an archetypal story and one couple’s journey through hell and how they managed to reconstruct a relationship from the ashes of their broken dreams. It is both inspiring and instructive, demonstrating to the reader the power of true commitment in the face of great odds and enormous obstacles.

We talk about


  • Belief systems around what relationships are “supposed” to be
  • Trying to change your partner does not work
  • How to navigate a harmful emotional relationship
  • What to do if your partner is a serial cheater
  • How to communicate honestly
  • What to do if you are in the middle of a crisis
  • Compassionate self-care
  • The importance of sex
  • Forgiveness and letting go
  • When to seek professional help

That Which Doesn’t Kill Us provides hope and assurance for couples that have struggled with the ordeals that can tear love apart, as well as for those who wish to master the necessary skills and develop the personal qualities that can minimize and even prevent the on-set of destructive relationship patterns.

About the Blooms

Linda Bloom, LCSW and Charlie Bloom, MSW have been married since 1972. Trained as psychotherapists and relationship counselors, they have worked with individuals, couples, groups, and organizations since 1975.

They have lectured and taught at learning institutes throughout the USA, including the Esalen Institute, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, 1440Multiversity, the California Institute for Integral Studies, the Meridian University, John F. Kennedy University, the Crossings, Omega Institute, the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, Sonoma State University, University of California at Berkeley Extension Program, the Hoffman Institute, and the World Health Organization.

They have offered seminars throughout the world, including China, Japan, Indonesia, Denmark, Sweden, India, Brazil, and many other locations.