Posts Tagged "family conflict"

Seven Keys to Successfully Navigating the Whitewater of Divorce | Maplewood Minnesota

Going through divorce presents hazards as dangerous as navigating whitewater on a river.  Whitewater on a river is created when there is a combination of three things: 1) Water is rushing faster than usual because...

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Ground Rules to “Keep it Friendly” in Mediation | North Oaks, MN

1. We shall take turns speaking and not interrupt each other. 2. We shall first names when referring to people – not “he” or “she.” 3. We shall not blame, attack, or engage in...

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Why do people get Divorced? | White Bear Lake, MN

There are lots of reasons people give for divorcing. Some say they have grown apart or have stopped loving each other. They may disagree about things, argue, and say they just can’t get along...

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Predictors of Divorce

John Gottman’s research discovered four elements that sucked the satisfaction out of a marriage and that could be used to predict the likelihood of divorce.  Were they the things people most often quarrel about? ...

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Mediation is a better process for resolving conflict

Mediation offers a better process for communication, understanding, and decision making.  Whether your goal is: A healthier pathway to a restructured family (divorce), The restoration or preservation of a relationship, or The resolution of...

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Divorce Mediation: #1 of 10 Reasons to Avoid Adversarial Divorce Litigation | Saint Paul, MN

 #1.   A dependency on litigation to solve ongoing conflict is created when people do not learn alternative skills.  This dysfunctional model is a self-perpetuating trap. When people are unable to come to agreement on...

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Divorce Mediation: #2 of 10 Reasons to Avoid Adversarial Divorce Litigation | Columbia Heights, MN

#2.    Financial and emotional resources are depleted. There is a question that divorcing couples ought to ask themselves.  Who’s children do you want to put through college?  Yours or your lawyers?  And the answer...

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Divorce Mediation: #3 of 10 Reasons to Avoid Adversarial Divorce Litigation | Fridley, MN

   #3.    The other parent is defined as the problem – the adversary.  “We have met the enemy… and he is us.”  This famous like from Pogo (the comic strip character created by Walt...

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Divorce advice: Split Happens… dealing with divorce | Minneapolis, MN

How to deal with a friend’s or family member’s divorce.   Adapted from February 21, 2012 article by WomansDay.com There’s no denying that divorce is hardest on the couple and their children. But its...

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Divorce effects on children: Hope for families in conflict | Saint Paul, MN

One Bridge to Peace brings hope for Minnesota families trapped in conflict. Conventional wisdom states that it takes two willing adults to work together in order to create an environment of peace and safety...

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