"This book will make it easier for parents to talk with their children about their divorce in supportive and caring ways. Many families will benefit from this beautiful little book."
Stephen Berman MD FAAP
Past Pres. American Academy of Pediatrics
Author: Getting It Right For Children: Stories of Pediatric Care and Advocacy
"This book contains a message I have not seen in other books for children of divorce: that the children of any marriage are the best part of the union, and the part that lives on after divorce."
Suzy Yehl Marta
Founder, Rainbows For All Children
Author: How to Guide Children and Teens Through Times of Divorce, Death, and Crisis...
About the Author
Mavis Prall Cohen wrote This Love is Forever when her daughter Lizzie was three years old and asked, "Why are we divorced?" Mavis wanted to give Lizzie an answer she could understand, and that would also reassure her she would always be loved. As a child of divorce herself, Mavis felt she knew what Lizzie needed to hear, and Mavis wanted to create lasting messages that Lizzie could revisit as often as she liked. Mavis also found that the positive messages helped her, as a mom, stay focused on what matters most during times of turmoil: her child's well-being. Mavis has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She began her career in TV news and then moved on to healthcare communications, later earning another master's degree from Northwestern University in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety. She currently works in Marketing Communications for a leading healthcare information technology company. She and Lizzie live in the Chicago area with Mavis' husband and two step-daughters.
About the Illustrator
Lizzie Prall was one year old in 2000 when her parents split up, and at age three began asking her mother why the split had happened. Lizzie took comfort in the words her mother wrote for her, and years later when Mavis asked her to illustrate the book so that other families could benefit from its message, Lizzie agreed. Lizzie does not consider herself an expert artist, but the drawings are her vision of the words on the page. She is hoping this book will help other kids like her whose parents go through divorce.