As a child of a large family, Julie has first-hand experience with issues like sibling rivalry and the challenges of quality time and effective correction. Coming from a blended family, she is also familiar with scenarios involving divorce, custody, and adjusting to step-parents and step-siblings. As an adult, Julie also is a parent and has first-hand experience with the health aspects of pregnancy, recovery and relationship building. She has been on the receiving end of family counseling and has knowledge of the effects of depression, addiction and suicide. She has an adopted sibling and has been involved with the foster care system with several foster siblings.
As for writing, Julie is able to tackle divorce from both a psychological and legal standpoint. She took classes in university on marriage and family, with primary focus on John Gottman's extensive writing and studies. She is also familiar with marriage counseling methods and has written several articles on the topics of family finance, conflict resolution, recovery from addiction and helping children deal with grief. Family matters broach a wide area of other topics, but Julie is an apt researcher and enjoys expanding her experience with any and all family related topics.