Posts Tagged ‘mediator’

How Do Children React to Divorce? How Should a Parent Respond? An Outline Based on Maturity

Studies concerned with the effects of divorce on children are often inconsistent, conflicting, and confusing. It is simplistic and inaccurate to think of divorce as having uniform consequences for all children. While we may not be able to predict the long term effects of divorce on children, in the short term parents should be prepared for strong reactions. Grief, guilt, sadness, resentment, hostility, self-pity, frustration, confusion, a rejection of reality, and/or a fear of the future are all normal for children in families undergoing divorce.  One factor that will determine your child’s response to the divorce is his developmental maturity. This article offers some guideline as to what a parent can expect at various life stages and how a parent should respond in order to ease the divorce transition.

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Divorce Doesn’t Have to Destroy Your Kids – 50 Guidelines For Divorcing and Divorced Parents

Divorce doesn’t have to destroy your children.  This article discusses 50 tips that divorcing and divorced parents should follow to make the transition of divorce and the process of family rebuilding less damaging for their children.

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Women & Business Partnership – The Good, the Bad and the Synergy

Team sports prepare boys for the corporate model of business. Girls, however, typically play closely with one or two friends. What great preparation for entrepreneurial partnership! So it is fitting, as women continue to start businesses in record numbers, that many are finding partnership is a comfortable format. In fact, business partnership works for women coming from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences including those tired of hitting the corporate glass ceiling, stay-at-home Moms, and women who want to turn their passions and their social connections into business ideas. Partnership brings a wide variety of benefits including a sense of connection and someone to cover when you go on vacation. On the other hand, many partnerships end in crisis and conflict. This article discusses the seven components of positive partnership: Shared Values, Different (Complementary) Skills and Traits, Sense of Equity, Growing Together, Proactive Conflict Management, Shared Vision, and Exit Strategy.

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Resolutions For a Happy Marriage

Year’s end is a great time to assess one’s life and consider what is and is not working. If your assessment points to your marriage needing some tweaking you may want to consider making (and keeping) five resolutions for a better marriage. This article discusses the five resolutions.

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My Unique Mediation Practice – A Friendly Divorce – Think It’s Impossible? Think Again

Is it illogical for a family to spend its financial wealth on two attorneys whose focus is arguing over dividing whatever is left? Most thinking human being would never choose this path. But, sometimes, when people are emotionally vulnerable and feeling betrayed, rejected, and frightened, their senses leave them and they fall prey to the atrocities of adversarial divorce. A traditional/attorney-driven divorce is right for some families. But many other families would be better served by using a mediator to help them through the process of divorce.  This article discusses the mediation process we use in my unique divorce mediation practice A Friendly Divorce®.

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