Carrie Oliver, MA, was a wife, mom, author, teacher, university professor, and licensed professional counselor helping people develop healthy ways to deal with their emotions and relationships. Carrie spoke nationally and internationally, coauthored over 100 magazine articles and two other books, Raising Sons and Loving It! and Grown-Up Girlfriends. Gary and Carrie raised three sons together. Carrie passed away in July 2007 after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.