Mob Rules: Mediating Disputes and The Art of Compromise

Mob Rules and The Art of Compromise

We are all involved in conflicts every day, ranging from when our kids are going to bed or what movie to see. Our conflicts highlight our needs and desires, and reflect those of others. To be conflict free is to be isolated.Of course conflict outcomes matter, but our methods of resolution do too. What method …

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Handling Domestic Violence For Families

The High Conflict Institute has developed a new method for handling high conflict family law cases, titled New Ways for Families™More information is available at our website. The purpose of this article is to address how New Ways can be used in domestic violence cases to reduce the conflict between the parents, move both parents …

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Dealing with the Pains of Divorce through Meaningful and Complete Apology

If you are contemplating divorce, in the midst of a divorce, or already have a divorce decree in hand, you know pressures of the legal process do not compare to the emotional turmoil you are experiencing. The emotional pressures can be quelled when you give a meaningful and complete apology. It has the effect of …

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Successful Post-Dissolution Co-Parenting: The Mediator’s Role

People often think of divorce as the end of a relationship between spouses. In some cases, it may be. But the reality is that where there are minor children from the marriage, a relationship—though changed—endures until the youngest child reaches adulthood. Learning to deal with this new reality is a large part of a successful …

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How Do We Tell The Kids About Divorce?

How Do We Tell The Kids About Divorce?

Two of the most frequent questions asked by parents who decide to divorce is, “What should we tell the children?” and “How should we tell them?” Most parents feel anxious before  telling their children about the pending divorce.  The task can generate feelings of guilt, sadness, anger and shame. Parents want to protect their children from the pain of divorce, and especially from seeing themselves as the reason their parents divorced.

Navigating the Emotional Stages of Divorce

Navigating the Emotional Stages of Divorce

Divorce is accompanied by a myriad of emotions, big and small. While each divorce stirs up different emotions depending on the individual situation, there are some similarities in the stages that people will go through as a divorce is approaching and carried through. These emotions are often broken up into six stages—disillusionment, dissatisfaction, decision, initiation, …

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