This aspect of diversity and cultural sensitivity came up last week at the FDRIO mediation panel at the trainer’s conference. Lots of lively discussion.
For those of us who provide financial mediation for separating clients, this NYT article offers some great questions to help focus the discussion on money and values around money.
Advice from “grey divorce” couple after 30 years of marriage- when you separate, don’t play the “blame game”, stay civil and treat each other well. This is an interesting story of how a couple met, how they lived their lives together and then how they lived their lives apart. A strong endorsement for mediation where they chose civility over money.
Kids whose parents fight a lot before separation recover after separation and are better off away from the conflict. Kids whose parents have a high conflict divorce take a lot longer to adjust. Otherwise, kids who experience a separation that is low conflict recover well after the initial impact.
A Harvard study has been able to peg the single factor that is behind many cases of divorce and broken marriages in America: having a job.