Ep 6: How Adversity Brings Strength: Turning a New Page After Hardship

“Money is a good tool for us. But money isn’t everything, certainly not.” - De'Nean Breed

It takes a lot of mental strength to trust that you can stand on your own two feet, especially during difficult life situations such as going through a divorce. In this episode we hear from De’Nean Breed, a loving mother and compassionate individual, who is finally standing on her own financially and emotionally after enduring an abusive marriage and difficult divorce from her partner of 29 years. Her story is one of perseverance and personal growth that we can all take a page from.


  • Why counseling can help you through your marriage
  • What tools to use to get you through difficult life situations
  • What it means to break through to the other side of hardships
  • How money controls households and relationships if it is not discussed openly
  • The importance of getting to know yourself and who you are
  • What success means in a marriage
  • What types of conversations to have with your partner before you marry
  • How easy it can be to lose your identity in a marriage if you do not practice awareness


De’Nean Breed

Book recommended by De’Nean: “Why Does He Do That?” by Lundy Bancroft


Helen Ngo



  • Music by Muciscal_Chef
  • Track title: “Motivational Happy”
Haley Carlson