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Mediation

Mediation

Most things in life can be sorted out by direct negotiation, but what happens if you get stuck arguing about an issue or it becomes too difficult to even talk about? That is where Mediation comes in. What is Mediation? “Most people come for Mediation when their relationship has broken down and they are struggling to talk to their partner about making arrangements for their children. When a relationship ends there are lots of emotions to deal with and often couples are at different stages so just talking about what happens next can be really difficult. The role of the Relate Mediator is to help get a conversation going about what each person needs and work with them to make the best plans for the future.” Is mediation just for separating couples? “Not at all. Mediation is particularly useful when people involved in a dispute need to have some sort of ongoing relationship. Often this will be parents who no longer want to be together but need to make decisions about their children but we also work with other family members, friends, and even neighbours who find themselves unable to resolve a disagreement. The good thing is Mediation allows people to keep control over the outcome rather than handing over that responsibility to someone else like a court Judge.” What kind of…

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