About Bruce Fisher

Bruce Fisher in 1999Bruce Fisher, Ed.D. (1931-1998) developed the “Rebuilding”
model of divorce recovery nearly 25 years ago. Founder and director of the Family Relations Learning Center (Boulder, Colorado), he personally trained thousands of individuals and therapists in this approach, enriching the lives of hundreds of thousands worldwide. He was a highly popular divorce therapist, author, and teacher, and a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. His “Fisher Divorce Adjustment Scale” is an internationally recognized measure of adjustment to the ending of a love relationship.

Bruce grew up on a family farm in Iowa, was the first in his family to earn a college degree, and went on to receive a doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado in human development. His dissertation research focused on the development of the “Fisher Divorce Adjustment Scale”.

Bruce’s widow, Nina Hart, is the mother of their son, Robert Hart Fisher, and co-author with Bruce of the popular relationships book, Loving Choices. Nina continues the teaching, training, consulting, and therapy work she and Bruce did together for more than fifteen years.