I was talking to a charming woman the other day who told me that her divorce was a very positive transition in her life. She remarked that she did not understand why our society had to make the topic of divorce so negative and, in some cases, taboo. There are many situations, she explained, where couples end up in a better place after a separation or divorce.
It was an animated discussion as this is the approach I take when working with divorcing clients in mediation. Yes, the transition can often be painful, emotional and, sometimes, even traumatic. But, like many of life’s other transitions, how you approach your divorce process can affect how it impacts you and the rest of your life. Instead of triggering your “fight or flight,” response, one option would be to work on acceptance and focusing on the future and its possibilities.
Many modern families continue to stay and play together even after a divorce. Look at Demi Moore and Bruce Willis. Even after their divorce, they continue to get together as a family. In fact, they even attended each other’s subsequent weddings and socialize together.
This is the focus of my new Webinar – The New Divorce: The Mediation Generation.
If you are:
- Curious about Divorce Mediation
- Believe there is a better way to navigate these life transitions
- Know clients, colleagues or friends considering a divorce or separation
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