In our house, we keep a shopping list for the next person who goes out to buy groceries. I’m not the best at putting things on that list, and so when my wife has returned from shopping, and something I needed wasn’t purchased, I have only myself to blame – how could I expect her to read my mind about something I wanted?
When I am meeting with clients in divorce mediation, I encourage them to make their own list of personal needs as they plan their futures. More importantly, I urge each to be certain to speak up about any specific request that will require their spouse’s agreement.
For examples of things to ask for when in mediation, be sure to read the rest of David’s article.