Family conflict is absolutely debilitating to those experiencing it. Loss of sleep, anxiety and worry, stress and pressure of what will the future look like for your family unit. People experience most of these negative aspects because they leave their conflicts to fester, rather than address them sooner rather than later.
The good news is that so many families in Australia can work together to find a co-parenting arrangement. Now, I didn’t say you have to like each other! But you do have to work together to make sure those children of yours are happy, healthy and live the best life they can lead. And you are going to help them do that by eliminating the stress of family conflict from their lives.
Imagine if there was a tool that helped you decrease the conflict, come up with a plan that works for all family members live your life without the dark cloud that’s been hanging over you. Well there is! And its called mediation.
Here are the told 3 reasons why mediation works to tackle conflict head on.
- Mediation allows negotiation to take place in an unthreatening, informal and positive environment. Unlike court, there are no threats, no accusations and everyone must speak to each other respectfully. Contrast this with the expense, stress and highly adversarial court room!
- Mediation removes blame. Placing blame on why the relationship didn’t work won’t see you through to a positive future. Mediation is about addressing the issues, not blaming one person or another for why things went wrong.
- Mediation is future focused. There is no point in looking back, as you cannot change what has already happened. You are in charge of the future and how it will unfold. Mediation focuses only on the future and how you can create a positive and bright future for yourself and for your children.
There is much talk of our broken family law system, but we here at The Mediation Place believe that the most positive tool for families is mediation. Address the issues in your family, remove the conflict and shine like the whole universe is yours!