Everyone wants to be right, but oftentimes, holding onto one’s pride tears the relationship apart.
How are we supposed to know, 100%, that our marriage, or significant relationship, is secure?
Employers’ use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) is destroying lives, says Maria Miller MP.
It took me a long time to accept that the only thing worse than my fear of my own emptiness, was the emptiness of my bottomed-out relationship with my husband of nearly 12 years.
When creating a plan in which you will explain your divorce, it is best to keep certain guidelines in mind.
As soon as you begin to contemplate divorce, the nauseating, panic-attack-inducing realization of losing half of your net worth kicks in and you find yourself wondering if it’s even worth it to consider leaving if you’re just going to end up broke and starving.
The outset of a difficult conversation often feels like a back-and-forth trading of position and perspective with little common ground. Here’s how to use the psychology of agreement to begin shifting that kind of positional debate to collaborative problem solving.
Adrian Chiles in The Guardian recently made the point that “on all media, mainstream and social…nobody wants to know stuff; they just want to tell you what they already know, or how wrong you are about what you think you know.”
Some conflictual interactions bring out parts of us we don’t really like or, even recognize at times!
Mediation is now the toast of the day in America, Canada, Australia, the UK and many parts of the European Union.
Whether you are divorced or considering divorce, you’ve probably heard the dreaded catch phrase “high conflict parents”.
A number of recent mediations have reaffirmed some essentials which I share here in the hope that they might be helpful to others.
“I only want what is equitable. That is my operating principle.”
Preventing conflict is better than a cure!
‘Child Custody’ is becoming an outdated concept.
A pause at the right moment can be a very powerful tool.
NAFCM announces new funding agreement with JAMS.
Sometimes when we’re faced with a difficult conversation we over-think it and try to anticipate every single objection that can be raised, or every difficult response we have to make, or every completely unanticipated tangent that “complexifies” the whole conversation.
I wish to add to Michael Leathes’ recent post on his suggestion that more field-based research be done into the mediation product and Rick Weiler’s follow-up.
It is fascinating to trace how management has been resolving conflicts arising in production over the past 100 years, how production management developed.
In many ways, what coaches and lawyers do in the work place is very similar, just from a different point of view.
While most of us forge friendships with like-minded people who affirm our strongly held beliefs, we don’t choose our colleagues.
Sometime potential individual clients or institutions and organizations who want to hire me are looking for a quick fix for their longstanding conflict management problems.