Initial Phase The early part of the divorce needs additional stability amid of the new and often difficult change that a family is experiencing. Often, spouses will separate during this phase. Separating spouses may live in different residences or at least different...read more
Temporary Domestic Orders - Establishing Fair Play At The Outset Of Divorce Divorce has been rightly dubbed “crazy times” by some writers. At a minimum, divorce involves significant changes, often, with heightened, escalated conflict. The trick is to try to create...read more
Book Review: The Healing Power of Emotion Diana Fosha, Daniel Siegel, Marion Solomon The Healing Power of Emotion was published in 2009 and is authored by a collection of all-star neuroscientists and therapeutic clinicians. Ed Tronick, Alan Shore, and Daniel Seigel,...read more
Preparing to Negotiate in Divorce: The Role of Acknowledgement Divorce negotiation is often fraught with both a hope for mutually agreeable resolution, together with the fear of being taken advantage of by the other spouse/lawyer. The idea of a “win-win” settlement,...read more
“Attunement (n.) A bringing into harmony” “The most perfect expression of human behavior is the string quartet.” - Jeffery Tate Much like with therapy, divorce mediation works best when the mediator comes into harmony with the clients, but of course, there is always...read more
Self-Care: The Importance of Sleep Frequently, divorcing spouses report not sleeping well. But as they make their way through the divorce process, having the ability to make important decisions that will have a lifetime impact requires that they spend adequate time...read more
WE CO-CREATE OUR CONFLICTS Most conflict is co-created, mutually provoked and self-induced by all involved. Each one not only contributes but actually provokes the other into behaving the very way they don’t want. EXAMPLE -FINANCIAL CONTROL: THE TIGHTWAD & THE...read more
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