Reason #2 to use distance family mediation: You can wear your slippers

On the face of it, this may sound very flippant.  But, the reality is that a great advantage of mediating from a distance, using technology, is that you can participate in the process while in your own home.  You can wear what is comfortable for you (for me, it’s those moose slippers), sit in the chair you like best, drink coffee out of your favourite mug, and gaze out your own window.  You can remain in that space you have created for yourself.

For many people the prospect of meeting with their former or current spouse or partner, to resolve issues or concerns coming out of their split-up, is a stressful one. Participating in mediation from the creature comforts of your own personal space can go a long way towards reducing that stress.

Photo:  “Moose at Home” by Susanna Jani

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