“You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore”

– The Valentine’s Day Theme Song of those Separated and Divorced and for Business?” – written by Mary Krauel, published in Star Business Club Many of us may remember Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand singing this song. I remembered thinking then how sad it was when people remember with nostalgia the way things were between […]

When Empty Nests Become No Nests

– written by Mary Krauel, published in Go 55 Plus Magazine It used to be that couples faced the emotional separation of children as they left the nest with joy, anxiety and yes loss together.  But for the new-generation of empty-nesters, divorce is increasingly common. This “Grey Divorce” epidemic is reported to be the fastest […]

Helping Children Cope with the “Death of Their Family”

written by Mary Krauel, published in Family TLC Magazine I grew up with the television series “Little House on the Prairie” where there was Ma, Pa, siblings, the dog Jack and a cosy home and although they faced challenges they were happy. But this family ideal is often not a reality today where almost 50% […]