Blog Archives: January, 2019

Invest In Your Marriage; Not Your Divorce!

Monday, January 28th, 2019

By the time a couple reaches my office door, they have often made the covert decision to divorce. “If this continues, we are through!” “I’ve had enough!” “I don’t know whether to stay or go?” They ask, “How bad is bad enough...(read more)

Fair Fighting: Ground Rules for Couples

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Establishing ground rules in the beginning of your relationship is the best way to ensure that you will stick to them when conflicts do come up. Discuss these ahead of time so that your rules can be clear and support the kind of partnership you want to achieve... (read more)

Successful Couples: Ground Rule #1

Monday, January 14th, 2019

When couples argue, they often forget the most important part of the disagreement…the successful make-up process. It means coming back to the table to discuss what went wrong in the first place and how to resolve it. Couples should never avoid coming back to discuss an argument they had. Without their input on what happened, or what they thought happened...(read more)

Rules For Fair Fighting: Step by Step

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Fair fighting is an important part of healthy conflict resolution. All conflicts require Rules of Engagement. It helps us remember that we are vulnerable to emotions and we can get out of our healthy place every now and then, but it is necessary for us to still treat each other with kindness and compassion in order for us to come out of any argument with a sense of dignity and clarity...(read more)

5 Steps for the Divorcing Couple to take to Maintain Grace and Sanity

Monday, December 31st, 2018

As a marriage and divorce mediator, I find that the holidays are the most difficult issue for every couple to address while putting their desires into their new agreement.  What looks good and equitable on paper doesn’t always feel the same in real life. They may be stressed by not being with their children or previous family members they once felt close to.  And although they may like the idea of no longer having to attend their ex’s family gatherings...(read more) 

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