While Mediated divorces continue to become more mainstream than the traditional litigated divorce there is an emerging demand for Family Mediation. This may likely be a result of a market void for lawyers to handle these types of matters. Instead, families have to attempt to navigate through these matters alone, some family members may have sought out psychotherapy or assistance from a psychologist or maybe they just simply stopped communicating with one another. Whatever the case, the demand for Family Mediation services is on the rise because there is a genuine need and desire for most families to find ways to work through their issues and disputes, thus preserving the family unit.
When families come to Advanced Mediation Solutions for such matters, I often suggest that they read , “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families” by Stephen R. Convey. I’m not suggesting that the emotionally charged and often complex issues of these families can be solved by simply sitting down and reading this book, but I do suggest that it has practical and insightful information for family issues that are manageable enough to be nipped in the bud so to speak. Here is a quote from the book:
“How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.”― Stephen R. Covey