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FIGHTING FAIR
May 29th, 2013 by Families First Mediation

ALL parts of communication are skills that can be learned. Fighting is part of that. Effective communication during a fight is tough though.

Most people are familiar with what an unfair fight looks like…The Blame Game, Silent Treatment, Inappropriate Timing, Threats, Witholding of Affection or Sex. I’m sure that you can name some more.

You hear it all of the time – You need to attack the problem…not the person. How is withholding sex attacking the problem? It’s not. It is however a reaction to being hurt, the need to hurt back. Read the rest of this entry »

Constantly Struggling With Your Ex About Parenting Issues?
May 14th, 2013 by Families First Mediation

Whether you created a parenting plan years ago that now requires a change or you would like to put one in place to ensure more stability and routine around your parenting roles; mediation can help save you a lot of time and stress. Many families repeatedly go back to their lawyers or worse -court- when they are trying to resolve a conflict after divorce. There is nobody that knows your children better than you do.

Often trying to make the smallest of changes in the months or years after a separation result in the largest of fights. Read the rest of this entry »

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