Did you know that divorce and marital separation are the 2nd and 3rd most significant stressors in an individual’s life?
Due to its very nature, I believe that the work of divorce mediators is particularly challenging, and also incredibly rewarding. Clearly, the couples who come to us are going through one of the most difficult experiences of their life. A good mediator must have a keen sense of empathy and also move the couple through the mediation process in a very pragmatic way.
Among the questions I ask each of the parties in my initial intake form is whether they’ve seen an individual therapist or a couples therapist before coming to me. Although knowledge of this information is not essential for me to proceed with my work, it can be helpful to know, since therapists can provide such meaningful support during this most stressful of times. Learn how mental health professionals can help by reading the rest of Susan’s article.