Mediation is getting a lot of attention these days, especially when it comes to settling family law disputes. The good news is that, in a lot of ways, mediation does live up to the hype.
Each individual processes the challenges of life in unique ways. It is therefore unsurprising that each individual who weathers the storms of divorce processes them in his or her own way. There is no one “right” way to process the emotions that divorce inspires. However, as we have discussed in previous blog posts, it is vitally important that you process these emotions in healthy ways. Stuffing emotions, denying them and processing them in unhealthy ways can negatively impact not only your divorce process but your future wellbeing as well.
On Sunday mornings, Americans all across the nation open their newspapers. Although many individuals now primarily receive their news from electronic sources, purchasing and perusing the Sunday morning paper remains a time-honored tradition. However, not everyone reads their newspapers the same way. Some people reach first for the crossword puzzle. Others read their papers in order. And still others eagerly devour the “Weddings” section first.
When a couple divorces, many things inevitably change. One or both spouses move out of the marital home, a child custody arrangement dictates where one’s children reside and marital property is divided. In addition, relationships change. If your in-laws once considered you to be family, it may shock you that they no longer think of you in that way simply because you have opted to divorce. Similarly, friendships you once believed were solid and true may not prove to be so steadfast in the wake of a decision to divorce.