Trump 2.0/MartinRosenfeld, JD

Posted on June 22, 2019

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Supporters of President Trump are not all unaware of his perceived deficits among many Americans. How then can he get re-elected? The new hope seems to be that the negatives will be considered less important than the positive successes he has already attained. This post is not about political prognostication.However,there is something attractive about the hope that the positive will take precedence over the negative.

In a divorce or family dispute, there is a negative pall cast over the proceeding. It might be helpful for a mediator to point out that amidst the bad times there were also good times. By asking the parties to recount
something about the good times,a more resalistic and balanced feeling enters the picture. Life is not all black and white. Even at a divorce mediation it might not be too late to point that out. Mediate don’t litigate.

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