Divorce Support and Recovery
Welcome to the #1 Most Comprehensive Divorce Recovery Program in the World. For the last 40 years.
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DOES THE REBUILDERS SYSTEM REALLY WORK?
Below you’ll see why the Rebuilders International system really works, why it is unique, and what we do.
We will let this information stand for itself!
And yes, of course results will vary.
The Rebuilders Background: 40 years of changing people's lives.
Meet Dr. Bruce Fisher
The founder of the Rebuilders program was Dr. Bruce Fisher (1931-1998). He was born in Iowa but spent most of his adult life in Boulder, Colorado. He was a popular divorce therapist, author, teach and a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. As he worked with clients dealing with divorce he realized that traditional therapy didn’t work efficiently. He began working with his clients in groups and eventually found that there are 19 “steps” that people must work through to effectively “Rebuild” their lives. From this work he wrote the book “Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends.” We still use this book as a reference in our classes. Since he wrote the book over 30 years ago we have learned a lot and the program has evolved considerably. Now we find that there are more “steps” and that there are some elements that Dr. Fisher wasn’t aware of or misunderstood. However, he still created a powerful foundation for the program that we run today.
The Fisher Divorce Adjustment Scale
The Fisher Divorce Adjustment Scale, affectionately referred to as the FDAS, is a 100 question survey that measures a person’s adjustment in 6 key categories. It also provides an “overall” score of a person’s current adjustment to the loss of a love relationship in their life. The questions are primarily directed to people that are clearly headed for divorce, in the divorce process, or are already divorced. When a person takes the test there is a raw score that gets generated for each category and overall. Then the scores are compared to all of the other people that have taken the test. This is the key, it gives a very solid score of how are YOU doing compared to others that have taken the test. Over the last 40 years THOUSANDS of people have taken the test. Having this many “data points” helps us accurately understand how well you are doing. Keep in mind that we consider it an “emotional weather report”. It changes day to day a bit but we have seen historically that your overall score won’t change much over time UNTIL YOU DO THE WORK. It is a common myth that it just takes time to heal after divorce. The test shows that this simply isn’t true. Time scabs over the wounds of divorce. In order to truly heal you must treat the wound.
RESULTS DISCLAIMER STATEMENT:
Every situation is different and every person is different but we do want to show you statistics from our program. They are based on client data starting in 2021 and on. Data included are people that have completed the 10-Week Rebuilders Workshop and have attended all classes, and done all of the homework, and reading. Which is approximately a total of 4 hours per week. Your own experience and results will vary greatly depending on your own choices, circumstances, coachability, and ability to integrate the tools and information into your life. We don’t promise or guarantee these explicit numbers. We know that each person is unique and statistics and charts don’t represent your individuality.
REBUILDERS: Research, Evidence Based Healing
Reliability and Validity of the FDAS
A study of 486 individual showed that the FDAS, which we use to measure the effectiveness of our program has an internal consistency, using Cronbach’s alpha of .93. (That’s really good!)
Relationship Termination and the FDAS
In this study, the FDAS was used as a tool to measure the differences between the married and unmarried people going through a breakup of their primary love relationship. It shows that the FDAS is a standard of measure in the industry for relationship loss.
Effectiveness of the Rebuilders Workshop
Using the FDAS as a measure before and after the program, the researches were able to show that with just 2 hours per week the graduates showed dramatically better results and also measured using the Satisfaction With Life measurement tool.
But don't trust the scientists, look what our graduates say...
MORE Comments from our Graduates
(Not all of our graduates like being on camera. So, these are people that at least wanted to share their thoughts about the program.)
Frequently Asked Questions
We guide people through the process of letting go of their emotional baggage, being comfortable being alone, and prepare them for living healthy, happy lives.
The program is 30 years old. Ideas, exercises and topics have been tried and tested many different ways, on thousands of people. The result is a highly effective, efficient program.
Therapy and coaching are different in a lot of ways. Therapy is often unstructured conversation and the therapist operates as a “sounding board” for your thoughts and feelings. Rebuilders does coaching. We have a 10-Week program that is a very comprehensive, structured group experience. We find that between the high quality content delivered in a structured environment, that it is a VERY different experience than therapy. See what Julie says in her testimonial about therapy.
We offer a money back guarantee. If you take one of our classes, show up to at least 8 live classes and do the homework and you don’t believe you got your money’s worth you have 2 options: 1) we refund your money, or 2) we will continue to work with you until you feel that you got your money’s worth.
We are committed to providing solutions for people at all budgets. Most people can find a program and payment plan that works for them. Don’t let that be what stops you from having a life you love. Talk to us openly about your financial situation and we will work you!
That’s okay. Many people find that being in one of our programs is like having a friend to be with you during the process. About two-thirds of our students are not yet divorced.
We have new 10-Week classes starting every few weeks. We have classes Sunday afternoons, and evenings Sunday through Thursday.
Yes. Every divorce is different. However, this program has been refined for over 30 years. THOUSANDS of people have taken it. If you apply yourself to doing the work we have no doubt that it will work for you.
If you are in a REALLY chaotic time during your divorce and you don’t have the time to devote to learning then you should wait a little. However, we have found that people outside of only the most chaotic times will benefit.
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How our program works...
Your thinking, mindset, beliefs, and values all influence how you respond to the traumatic experience of divorce. We show you how 95% of people think and how the other 5% think. We show you how you can step outside of the normal trap that keeps people stuck.
Many people suppress, depress, or repress their feelings. Divorce brings so many “difficult” feelings. We give you tools to work through them, use them, and feel the “good” feelings again.
In marriages people “lose” themselves. When the marriage ends they don’t know who they are as a single person. We help you connect with yourself so that you can be comfortable being alone in your own skin.
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