DISPUTE CAN BE BIG OR SMALL

PRODUCTIVE STYLES OF NEGOTIATIONS

FINANCIAL PLANNING ISSUES NEED TO BE RESOLVE

MEDIATION IS DISPUTE RESOLUTION
HELP RESOLVE NEGATIVE RECURRING INTERACTIONS
WORK WITH SPECIFIC FINANCIAL ISSUES

How is a marriage mediation different from a marriage counseling?

Many people ask the question, “How is a marriage mediation different from a marriage counseling?” and  “Can a marriage mediator help us if we were unable to be helped by couples therapy?”  Yes, there is a distinct difference between marriage counseling (or couples therapy) and marriage mediation.  

And yes, couples are often helped by marriage mediation when marriage counseling has failed to help them.Marriage counseling is performed by a range of professionals, mostly with training and background in mental health areas, such as social work and psychology. Marriage counseling generally incorporates diagnosis, therapy and treatment of personality and relationship problems.

The types of information gathered and used by a marriage counselor might include family history, and personal and sexual history. Marriage counselors are able to identify neurotic behavior and symptoms of mental disorder and illness, and can use that data in the counseling.

A marriage counselor will aim to use analytic skills to provide context for parties and help them understand their behaviors, thereby alleviating marriage conflict.

What Issues can be addressed During Marriage Mediation?

There are common themes mediators see in their offices. Couples tend to discuss issues related to money, fidelity, and children. These topics are a hotbed for heated fights and emotional withdrawal. In this situation, reason no longer prevails.

It’s no wonder couples can’t seem to resolve conflict in many situations.Mediation seeks to assist you with any conflict that needs resolution. It’s one of many solutions to address a deadlocked relationship. Some couples find a third-party to be insightful. His or her guidance is critical to the discussion. Married parties have found private conversation no longer helpful.

Arguments become circular in nature. Mediators can help you clear that hurdle.

Mediation to save your Marriage

It’s normal to consider divorce when going through a rough patch in your marriage. Maybe you and your spouse have been to counselling. When that didn't work, all hope seemed lost. Perhaps you both know that you don’t want to leave the marriage thinking, “What If?”

Rather than give up, there’s another option to repair your marriage. Marriage mediation is gaining popularity among families. It's an option to address problems without divorce. Hiring a mediator may be the right solution for your relationship.

A Marriage Mediator can:
• Help both spouses address their needs
• Use clinical techniques to discover hidden areas for improvement
• Create written plans for couples and their lawyers to follow
• Be used as needed to resolve the marriage conflict between both parties

Couples that attend mediation come from diverse backgrounds and marriages. Maybe you’ve been a couple for decades. Maybe you are just starting to discuss premarriage issues. No matter your situation, marriage mediation may be able to help your marriage.

What Is Marriage Mediation?

1. Traditional Mediation for Practical Couples

Traditional mediation approaches the process from a rational viewpoint. Discussions focus on facts rather than emotions. The goal of the session is to break down barriers to open a dialogue. Separated couples with assets and children are a good fit for this process.
Integrative mediation is a total approach to save your marriage. Your discussions receive the benefit of an accredited mediator. Plus, integrative mediation can address emotional discord. Some mediators even work with licensed therapists (or are licensed themselves). Couples can address concrete issues that exist within the marriage.

Your Family is in Control of the Process
Mediation is a less-formal choice before going through a divorce. You and your spouse are in the driver’s seat. This is what makes it a popular choice for couples who don’t want to divorce. Ultimately, both parties decide what’s best for the family.

2. Integrative Mediation for a Comprehensive Outlook

Integrative mediation is a total approach to save your marriage. Your discussions receive the benefit of an accredited mediator. Plus, integrative mediation can address emotional discord. Some mediators even work with licensed therapists (or are licensed themselves). Couples can address concrete issues that exist within the marriage.

Your Family is in Control of the Process

Mediation is a less-formal choice before going through a divorce. You and your spouse are in the driver’s seat. This is what makes it a popular choice for couples who don’t want to divorce. Ultimately, both parties decide what’s best for the family.

Final Thoughts and Considerations

Contrary to belief, mediation isn’t a precursor to divorce. Mediation to save marriages is a useful tool for couples who need help. It’s a process that allows you to transform your relationship by putting guidelines in place. Spouses tend to meet goals since personal effort is a factor during a divorce.If mediation can't save your marriage, divorce mediation is the next step. You can even use the same mediator. He or she understands you well as a couple. You may be able to save time and money as a result. It's important to choose the right mediator the first time around.

Work with a Mediator You Can Trust

Marriage mediation may be a good option for you and your partner. At Family Harbour Marriage Mediation, we know that we can help. You don't have to take us at our word.

Contact our family mediation team today for useful information. You can schedule an initial consultation by completing our online form. We look forward to learning about how we can serve your family.

Mediation is dispute resolution.

The approach of marriage mediation is different. Mediation is dispute resolution. Marriages are filled with disputes, big and small. When a couple has an unproductive manner of arguing and settling differences, the marriage suffers. If this problem is intractable and pervasive, the marriage can fail. The amazing thing is that it is often the tiny, petty, little annoyances in a marriage that take the greatest toll on married couples and can lead to divorce. These are easily identified and resolved by mediation techniques.

Help resolve negative  interactions

The marriage mediator works with a couple to help them resolve ongoing specific disputes and negative recurring interactions. The emphasis is on analyzing the communication of the couple and training them to have more productive styles of negotiation. The marriage mediator can notice disconnects and misunderstandings between the couple, even a couple who have been in a marriage of many years. These misunderstandings can be evident in the first half hour of a marriage mediation session.

Work with specific financial issues

The marriage mediator can work with specific financial issues in a very direct way, such as business issues, and financial planning issues that need to be resolved. This is because most marriage mediators are divorce mediators, who are experienced in financial issues. These financial issues, if not resolved, can lead to divorce. If a couple chooses a marriage mediator who is also a divorce mediator, the marriage mediator can give a disputing couple an education on what divorce.