Most of us are accustomed to life going along at a predictable and manageable pace. We stick to routines, we have appointments, we meet expectations, we go day to day with confidence about how life will unfold.
And then, something flips.
For people who find themselves questioning their role in an unhappy, if not painful marriage, the feeling that their world is out of control can go from a low lying hum to a deafening scream, depending on the level of crisis in any one moment. The stress and anxiety caused by this “place in life” is soul-depleting, sometimes leaving people to turn even farther away from the crisis.
When the day finally comes that the unhappy person can verbalize a need to make a change, that’s when the hard work begins. The couple has choices: stay unhappy, find a way to foster happiness, go in separate directions and seek independent happiness.
(Side note: “happy” and its derivatives is a very broad term used in a general way.)
At Holistic Mediation, I believe that you can be in control of your life.
No one is more skilled in making thoughtful and proper decisions about your life than you are. Imagine how empowered you can feel when you make a choice about your life, rather than a stranger in a long black robe who was given information through “translators,” i.e., lawyers.
Mediation honors your autonomy.
Mediation welcomes your insights.
Mediation respects your decisions.
My role as your mediator is to facilitate your client-led negotiations, and if needed, draft your collaborated agreement. I know that peacemaking can prevail and that civility can be found even in the most emotional and challenging arena.