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Divorce: Helping Economically Stressed Families

Collaborative Divorce Institute is offering the first-ever training in the Streamlined Protocols for Collaborative Divorce, January 10-12. These new protocols train the team of professionals to directly and efficiently guide, coach and educate the clients. The clients are thoroughly prepared within their team to skillfully communicate with each other and resolve their divorce as they set their sights for a brighter future. Continue reading

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Divorce: the Only Moral Choice is the Collaborative Model

I believe it is the responsibility of every citizen who is considering divorce to opt for a Collaborative Divorce. This choice represents a moral and ethical decision for the integrity of our society. Continue reading

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Divorce and Children: Protecting the Innocent

Divorce can become a very self-centered time for parents. I do not mean this judgmentally. There, but for the grace of God, go I. During my divorce, which took place over 25 years ago, I became so anxious for my own future, I didn’t take the time to empathize with my children’s experience and I believed they suffered as a result. Continue reading

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Have You Considered a Simple Apology?

Elton John had it right when he sang ” ‘Sorry’ seems to be the hardest word”. There are so many divorces that get held up and go sideways because one or both spouses refuse to offer up a simple, yet heartfelt apology. Continue reading

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Mothers Know Compassion as the Purest Form of Love

Compassion is very dear, greatly valued and becoming so increasingly rare; people would pay high hourly rates to mental health professionals just to get some. Continue reading

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Anger is Always About the One Who Feels It

Irresponsible expression of anger robs us of an emotional experience that can passionately drive forward healthy transformation and growth. Continue reading

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Signs of Addiction Can Be Subtle Among Professional Helpers

An interesting article appeared online regarding the more subtle signs of addiction. The author, Ms. Melanie Haiken claims that knowing whether someone you love has a problem with drugs or alcohol is not always as obvious as you might think. … Continue reading

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Impasse in Conflict Resolution Originates from Within

In my experience, Impasse in any negotiation is an outward expression of an unresolved and unconscious internal impasse or historical conflict that exists within an individual. Continue reading

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Does Divorce Qualify as a Traumatic Event?

It appears that because divorce is such a frequent occurrence, many couples are simply opting out of marriage. Are some of these couples avoiding divorce because it is considered to be traumatizing? Can a commonplace occurrence such as divorce even be considered to be traumatic event? Continue reading

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Helping Professionals Reduce Work Stress Through Collaboration

I just finished training a great group of lawyers, mental health professionals and financial specialists in the process of collaboration. I had the honor of training the mental health segment for the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals in the launch … Continue reading

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