This Love is Frever by Mavis Prall Cohen – Book Review

by Jacqui on July 17, 2013

this love is forever cover

Divorce at any age is hard n a child.  Even as adult children.  However, can you imagine how a younger child feels?  They don’t know how to express their feelings.  They don’t know what questions to ask.  And worst of all? They feel that it is THEIR fault.  When my daughter asked, “Why are you and Daddy not living together anymore?  Is it because of me?”  My statement to her was, “Mommy and Daddy didn’t play nicely together anymore, so, we couldn’t live together anymore.”  For a three year old?  That is sufficient.

You and the other parent have to co-parent and reassure your child(ren) at every turn, that, even though you and their other parent are no longer together, you and the other parent will ALWAYS be there for them.  You divorced each other, but, you did not divorce the child.  I think Mavis Prall Cohen captured this sentiment beautifully in her book, This Love is Forever.  It was written by her, for her daughter, after their divorce.  And she wanted to share this with other children who are facing the same inquiries.  This book was also illustrated by Mavis’ daughter, Lizzie.  While the book is great, my favorite line is: “They made me from the love they once shared. That love has changed – but I know they still care.”

I’ve read this book and it is a great short read that is the perfect level for your younger child who may need a more word friendly and image friendly to help associate the good in a world gone mad!

If you are interested in winning this book, please do the following:

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A winner will be picked on July 29th.

Disclaimer: I received a signed copy of this book and am being compensated for this partnered post.  However, as always, all opinions and text are my own.

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marian boll July 25, 2013 at 10:30 pm

This would be for my daughter who is divorced and soon to be a grandmother

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Amy Otrosinka July 26, 2013 at 9:21 pm

I would like to win this for my niece. By the way I noticed that you are a Children’s Claritin Mom Crew Member, I am too :)

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Amy Otrosinka July 26, 2013 at 9:24 pm
Amy Otrosinka July 26, 2013 at 9:24 pm

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Brenda Elsner July 28, 2013 at 1:56 am

This would be great for my friends’ daughter as they are getting divorced.

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Beth C July 28, 2013 at 5:28 pm

id like to win this book

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cassandra mccann July 28, 2013 at 5:34 pm

I would love this book

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Tahina July 28, 2013 at 10:15 pm

This book sounds great love is forever

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Mihaela D. July 28, 2013 at 11:02 pm

this looks like a very interesting book

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susan smoaks July 29, 2013 at 8:44 am

thank you for the fun blog and for the chance to win!

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Ann Council July 29, 2013 at 1:07 pm

I could of used this book many years ago.

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Sheree July 29, 2013 at 2:18 pm

This is a book I would like to read. Thank you.

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Ed Nemmers July 29, 2013 at 2:53 pm

I adore the title of this book!

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charlene July 29, 2013 at 5:46 pm

I would like to win this book to share with my kids as well as a friend’s kids.
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Jane H July 29, 2013 at 7:08 pm

This sounds like a wonderful summer read on the beach. Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

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