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 Review of Ever Upward Chapter 5: Evolving Relationships

“An amazing review on Chapter 5-Evolving Relationships from My Perfect Breakdown. This was not an easy chapter to write, so to read her words to connection and clarity has helped me to take that all too familiar deep knowing breath. Thank you so much!”

My Perfect Breakdown

Over the last few weeks, I have been posting chapter reviews from Justine Brooks Froelker’s upcoming book Ever Upward: Overcoming the Lifelong Losses of Infertility to Own a Childfree Life. So far I have read and reviewed Chapter 3 and Chapter 4.

Today, I want to share my review of Chapter 5 – Evolving Relationships


As you can tell from my other reviews, I have been enjoying reading snippets of this book. I have been enjoying learning more about Justine and the path her and her husband (Chad) have chosen for themselves after multiple unsuccessful IVF procedures. As Justine tells her story, I have always been left wanting more, and have also felt connection with her journey as we both share in the experience of losing our babies to miscarriage. While, we are bound together in our shared expierence of loss, our paths have been different. Justine’s path has…

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Justine is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 25 years of experience in traditional mental health and personal and professional development. Justine has been certified in the work of Dr. Brené Brown for ten years. Justine is the author of eleven books, including five Amazon bestsellers covering subjects such as infertility, faith, and grief. She has been honored to do two TEDx Talks, The Permission of the And and The Donut Effect. She travels nationally and presents virtually to global audiences delivering keynotes, workshops, retreats, and trainings on topics such as leadership, courage, resilience, mental health, preventing and coping with burnout, and courageous and curious conversation, especially in creating cultures of belonging and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Justine lives in St. Louis with her husband Chad, their three dogs, and for four months of the year hundreds of monarch and swallowtail butterflies.

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