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Listen for Understanding

Part two of a series Communication is an art and too many people think it means they get to talk all the time…about themselves. Actually, this makes sense on some level. The single most important topic for any human beings … Continue reading

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From Conflict to Communication

It takes TWO to make a conflict. Both people believe they are right and the other is wrong, insane, delusional or unreasonable…or all of the above. Then the blaming begins as to who started it, who insulted whom and so … Continue reading

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The Role of Consulting Attorneys in Mediation

Many people who come to me to mediate their divorces do so because they do not want to “get lawyers involved”.  They are afraid the lawyers will turn things into an adversarial nightmare.  Therefore, it tends to make them nervous … Continue reading

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The Power of an Apology (and how to do it)

The movie “Love Story” came out in 1970 and the famous line, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” became a relationship mantra for many who saw the film.  However, in life, one of the most elegant and powerful … Continue reading

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10 tips on How to Manage the Holidays in a Failing Marriage

Let’s face it, the holidays are stressful even when you love them.  They are worse when you are in a failing marriage or relationship.  There are children to consider, two sets of families and/or extended families and sometimes travel involved. … Continue reading

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Your children matter most

A young couple I know were in a motorcycle accident on the first day of summer.  They chose not to wear their helmets to go on a short ride around the neighborhood..not far and not fast.  He went to take … Continue reading

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5 Keys to communication during Mediation or Collaboration

Aside from the fact that going through a divorce is painful and stressful, many of my clients find communicating with their spouse the most difficult part of Mediation or Collaboration.  Both processes require you and your spouse to sit together … Continue reading

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Your Divorce Options

Did you know you don’t have to go to court for your divorce?  You have options.  Here are three: 1.     Traditional Representation/court process In this process one or both of you have an attorney who represents you in court. … Continue reading

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