If you have found your way to this page then it was probably partly motivated by intrigue at the title of this video blog. This video starts with a bold idea for the future and talks about how this could be achieved by starting with small points. More intrigued? If so hit play and watch the video.
Sometimes when we send out information to invite each party to attend mediation the response we et back is something along the lines of “I’m willing to sort things out but the other person is just completely unreasonable”. It’s not unusual to get a response like that from both parties! This video talks more about this idea that the other person is the unreasonable one. We hope you will find it helpful.
Albert Einstein apparently said “the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result”. This can be applied to many situations and certainly to conflict and relationships following a separation. In this video Louisa Whitney talks about this and how to break out of this cycle.
Don’t underestimate the role language can play in any dispute – and especially in disputes between separating couples. There are obvious examples of how language can inflame a situation such as the use of “my” children, in place of “our” children but there are other more subtle ways in which language can make or break an amicable separation. The language used can tell an important story of someone’s view on the separation and particularly the responsibility they take for…