Anne and Brian Bercht are authors, speakers, and relationship coaches. Together they have appeared on television and radio programs throughout North America including Oprah, Montel, American Family, Marriage Uncensored, Northwest Afternoon, Vicki Gabereau, and many more.
They are authors of My Husband’s Affair Became the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me, now a Canadian Bestseller.
Education includes training with some of the most respected relationship experts in North America including John Gottman, John Gray, Harville Hendrix, Michelle Weiner-Davis, Prepare-Enrich and PREP (the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program). They have been certified to teach several of the aforementioned programs as well as others including the Personality Style Indicator, and other assessments by Consulting Resource Group International. For a six year period, Anne was personally mentored by Peggy Vaughan, author of the Monogamy Myth, founder of the BAN network and host of dearpeggy.com.
They have written numerous articles on affair prevention and recovery, many of which are published on this website. They have been featured in newspapers and magazines throughout North America including Reader’s Digest, Macleans and Newsweek.
They have been invited to speak at training sessions for therapists, and are among North America’s foremost experts on marriage and relationships as speakers at the annual Smart Marriages Conference. They speak at churches and conferences around the globe.
Anne is the Director for the International Beyond Affairs Network, where she leads the leaders of more than one hundred support groups in twelve countries worldwide, and through them is currently supporting approximately one thousand betrayed spouses in recovery.
The Beyond Affairs Network (BAN) received a Smart Marriages Impact Award in 2008, being recognized as one of the programs in America having the biggest impact in saving and strengthening marriages and families.
The words at they appeared on the Smart Marriages Impact Award received in front of approximately 2000 authors, therapists, and relationship educators at the annual Smart Marriages conference were as follows:
“To the program that protects the flame of marriage through the darkest, coldest, most storm-ravaged nights – and through the wisdom and generosity of those who have been there and make it back – provides the shelter, comfort and support that allows couples not only to heal, but to grow even stronger in the broken places.” – San Francisco, July 2008
Together Anne and Brian have developed and deliver 4 unique weekend seminar experiences aimed at recovering from infidelity, building strong marriages, and developing honourable character in men and women.
They have helped more than 1000 couples restore their marriages after the devastation of an affair, and many others restore thier lives after the pain of divorce.
Candidly, they share the lessons they’ve learned so others can prevent affairs.
Anne and Brian are self-educated, having read hundreds of books on the topic of marriage, relationships and affairs.
The achievement Brian and Anne are most proud of is the ongoing love, passion & commitment they share in their own marriage. In 2015 they celebrate their 34th wedding anniversary. They have three grown children, and four grandchildren.