Book Review: This Love is Forever

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I received a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions remain 100% my own.

 

This Love Is Forever
Sometimes as a parent, there are issues and subjects that I’m not quite sure how to address. My husband and I discuss the best way to talk to our kids about these subjects and try to keep it simple for them. Obviously the subject of the baby has come up a lot and my 7 year old has had lots of questions. What about other topics though, where it doesn’t seem so black and white? Take the topic of divorce for example. Although my husband and I have been happily married for 9 years, I have siblings that have gone through divorce so naturally questions have come up. We went to visit my sister one day, and I told my son that his cousins were visiting their dad in another state. He seemed confused because my sister is remarried. I told him that they had 2 dads that loved them very much but wasn’t sure how to explain it from there.

 

This Love Is Forever Book About Divorce

 

 

This Love is Forever is a book for children of divorce and their parents, written by Mavis Prall Cohen. It’s a simple and beautifully illustrated book that outlines why some parents get divorced. It puts a big emphasis on children and how they are not the cause and both parents still love them very much. I think a lot of times in divorce, kids will blame themselves and wonder what they did wrong. This book lets them know that sometimes things just don’t work out with mommies and daddies, but that doesn’t mean it’s the child’s fault or that they don’t love them. The book is very straightforward and easy to understand, which makes it easy to read and explain even to young kids.

 

This love is forever book

 

The author has personal experience with divorce as she was a child of divorce and also had to explain her divorce to her 3 year old when she went through one. She found that positive messages helped her focus on her child’s well being and that’s exactly what this book is, a positive message for parents and children.

 

Lizzie Prall, Mavis’ daughter is the illustrator of the book. I love that mother and daughter worked on this book together and the simple but powerful message. At the end of the book, there are 10+ pages that allow your child to express creativity a drawn pictures of your own family.

 

This Love Is Forever Illustrations

 

This Love is Forever is available for $9.49 through Amazon.  You can also learn more about the book from the This Love is Forever website.

 

Have you ever had to explain divorce to your child? How did you go about it?

 

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  1. 37

    I love reading to my kids and I am always looking for great books. Thanks for the review.
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  2. 38

    I have had to explain divorce to my children when we have had friends of the family divorce. This sounds like a great book for helping parents be able to explain if they aren’t sure how.
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  3. 39

    Looks like a good book. Thank you for the review!

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  4. 40

    Luckily, we’ve not had to talk about this on a personal level, but the kids have asked about some of their friends parents.

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  5. 41

    I wish there had been a book like this out years ago for my nieces. When my brother got divorced it was really hard on them.
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  6. 42

    I am fortunate that I have not had to explain it. I feel for those that have had to.
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  7. 43
    Janet W. says:

    This would be a good book to have on hand if questions ever arise, even about friend’s parents.

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  8. 44

    It’s nice to know that there are books like this out there. I also pray I never have to get it.
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  9. 45

    Unfortunately my best friend is going through a divorce right now. I plan to recommend this book so her daughters can read it. Thanks for the review!
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  10. 46

    Sounds like a wonderful resource. I pray we never need it though!
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  11. 47

    We haven’t had to talk about this subject yet but it looks like this book does a great job of helping ease into it.
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  12. 48

    What a great way to help children understand better something so difficult to explain to them.
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  13. 49

    It’s really nice that it brings it all down to a child’s level of understanding. Good call on finding that book!
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  14. 50

    That’s very neat that both mother and daughter worked on this together.
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  15. 51

    There is such a need for a book like this one.
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  16. 52

    I’ll have to check this out!
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  17. 53

    This is definitely a tricky subject especially if it is not something you are going through. I know I’ve had to deal with it with my kids with my mother who is currently moving and getting a divorce.
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  18. 54

    Looks like a nice book a child can easily understand.
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  19. 55

    I pray we will never need this book, but it is great that it exists!
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  20. 56
    vickie couturier says:

    I wish they had one for grown kids too,I was married for 30yrs my son was 28 an my daughter was 18 when we divorced,,it was hard on them too,,maybe this book would have been good for them to read also

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  21. 57

    That is so sad :( A parents’ love for their child is forever, even though divorce is painful and confusing for children.
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  22. 58

    I’ve talked a little to my son when talking about friends parents. This looks like a great tool.
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  23. 59

    This would be a great book for my kids.
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  24. 60

    We haven’t had to explain it to our son yet but I love that books like this are out there to make it easier for everyone. My parents divorced when my brother was just 7 &it took quite a toll on him.
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  25. 61

    This looks like it could be a very helpful thing for a lot of people.
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  26. 62

    I went through this as a kid and I think a book like this would have been helpful.
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  27. 63

    What a great book!! I’m sure it willl help many

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  28. 64

    Sadly, I’m going to have to buy this for my niece and nephew. Thanks for sharing this book as I know it will help them during this time.
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  29. 65

    I love that Marvis’ daughter illustrated the book.
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  30. 66

    this will hit the best sellers list . So many children are effected by divorce. sad but true
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  31. 67

    Sounds like a really great book!
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  32. 68

    I love that there are books such as these that deal with topics that may be hard for kids to comprehend.
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  33. 69

    We’ve pretty much worked through this already, but it would be helpful for many children.
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  34. 70

    I may need this at some point — we have family going through this type of situation right now. :(
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  35. 71

    It sounds like a very helpful book.
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  36. 72

    Sounds like a great book!
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  37. 73

    Sounds like this is a great tool to help kids!

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