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Divorce with Children – An Interview with Ben Stich

Divorce with Children – An Interview with Ben Stich

I was honored to be interviewed by Natalie Armstrong from the Marketing Resolution YouTube Channel on Tuesday from among the many stellar divorce and family mediators she knows. The interview was fun, brief, and hopefully informative for viewers interested in learning about family and divorce mediation. Check it out! Divorcing with Children: An Interview with Divorce Continue Reading »

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What is a Mediator? Mediation Questions Answered on the Inside Divorce Podcast

What is a Mediator? Mediation Questions Answered on the Inside Divorce Podcast

I had a blast recently being interviewed by divorce attorney Cynthia Auckly-Barbuto of the Law Firm of Grossman & Associates in Newton, MA. Cynthia hosted an edition of their Inside Divorce Podcast. We spent a half hour answering questions like “What is a mediator?” and “How can mediation help parents in high conflict situations divorce?” Click to hear Ben Continue Reading »

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Mediators Can Help HIGH Conflict: Fact or Fiction?

Mediators Can Help HIGH Conflict: Fact or Fiction?

People tell me “I want to refer someone to you but they are really high conflict so there’s no way mediation could work for them.” Then, I take a deep breathe, resist the urge to say something like “that doesn’t make sense!” and ask them to tell me about the situation. FICTION: Mediators only works for Continue Reading »

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A Mediator’s Best Friend Can Remedy Your Relationship Issues

A Mediator’s Best Friend Can Remedy Your Relationship Issues

I am a mediator and I recently lost one of the loves of my life. A best friend. A source of unconditional support. His name was Brady. My dog, Brady. I provide family mediation, and yes, I am one of those pet-owners. You know the kind. The ones who consider their pet a member of the Continue Reading »

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WHAT? Avoid Misunderstanding to Improve Communication in Marriage

WHAT? Avoid Misunderstanding to Improve Communication in Marriage

I recently followed a thread on a blog for school counselors. The thread began this way: “Question: If an 8th grader tells you – as their counselor – that they are cutting, would you tell their parents? Please explain why or why not…I am interested to see the variety of reasoning on this matter…it keeps Continue Reading »

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Angry at a Family Member? Learn Family Conflict Resolution Skills to Deal With Family Issues

Angry at a Family Member? Learn Family Conflict Resolution Skills to Deal With Family Issues

“I just don’t understand why my brother won’t listen to me!” I was asked this somewhat rhetorical question yesterday while explaining mediation to someone. This woman was frustrated by how her brother berated his son in front of other people. He refused to follow her advice. She felt he was embarrassing his son for no Continue Reading »

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Lessons Learned Providing Mediations: Ben’s Mediation Blog

Lessons Learned Providing Mediations: Ben’s Mediation Blog

I am a family and divorce mediator.  When I say I love mediations to people I often get one of the following responses: Really? (Translation: why in the world would you want to do that?), or… Really? (Translation: I have no idea what that is but I’ll play along), or.. Really? (Translation: my aunt’s sister’s next Continue Reading »

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