Understanding doesn’t mean agreement—but it’s often a good start!

At the beginning of the divorce mediation process, I send out a questionnaire to each spouse to help me find out how the couple communicates. In the responses I often discover that both find it hard to communicate effectively. This is not particularly surprising, as...

It’s okay to say, “I don’t know.”

An article I recently read by Stephanie Vozza was entitled, “’I don’t know’ can be the smartest answer.” This caught my eye because I have often used a similar saying, namely, “The most important thing that you can know is what you don’t know.” Stephanie’s article...

Contributions Matter

Each marriage has its own uniqueness, involving two individuals with their own unique identify and style. In past generations, there have typically been assigned roles, like working father and stay-at-home mother, but this division of labor has changed significantly...