Going through a divorce is never easy. It doesn’t matter how challenging your marriage was, what your age is, how long you were married or if you knew it was coming. Divorce is challenging for anyone who goes through it. One of the more popular methods of resolving the issues that arise during divorce is divorce mediation. Let’s explain how you can succeed using divorce mediation in today’s post.
Learn to listen. Even though you are divorcing your spouse, you still need to listen to what they are saying. Mediation is not the time or place to play the blame game or acuse each other of indiscretions. Listen to what is being discussed and try to understand their position.
You need to have some compassion and empathy. Both of you are going through the divorce together, even though you will exit it as individuals and no longer as a couple. Have compassion for your spouse and the emotions they are experiencing as you go through the divorce.
Be patient. Even though mediation can help finalize a divorce quicker than going to court, it won’t happen overnight. It will take more than just one mediation session to finalize the divorce agreement.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions and put all of your emotions and wishes on the table. The more open and honest you are at mediation, the more likely it is that mediation will be successful.
Divorce mediation is an alternative method to coming to a resolution by going to court. Court is where the judge will make all the decisions for you. In mediation, you and your spouse will be able to negotiate the terms of the divorce and make the decisions yourselves.