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2012 in review

December 31, 2012


The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 3 years to get […]

It Takes Two/Martin Rosenfeld

December 23, 2012


A recent post at HuffPo by an author named Becky deals with “An Open Letter” about one person’s divorce. There is both pathos and humor in this discussion. One paragraph stood out for me: “Things don’t always work out as planned, my dear married friends. Even with every intention of staying married, my husband and […]

A Mediator Confronts Violence/Martin Rosenfeld

December 20, 2012


A mediator by the name of Clare Fowler, wrote a succinct but poignant blog about the tragedy of Newtown, CT. Her piece is entitled “Silence in Sandy Hook” and can be found at Ms. Fowler went searching for posts by mediators on the Sandy Hook murders but came up empty-handed. Her conclusion was that the […]

Teens and Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld

December 10, 2012


Rosalind Sedacca, an author on divorce-related matters, has a post on teens and the effects of divorce. (Found at Huffington Post’s website). The suggestions she offers apply to teenagers going through any stressful time, but have particular application to the divorce process. The suggestions are: 1. Maintain Family Routines. Change is an unwelcome matter to many […]

Mediation Advice/Martin Rosenfeld

December 10, 2012


A recent article appeared at (no cited author) with the following advice about mediation: 1. It pays to be nice. 2. Don’t be afraid to make the first move. 3. Never move backwards. (This is meant to convey that once you have proposed something, do not change your mind.) The above-cited advice is well-stated […]