Family Mediation: Various Issues
Family Mediation Can Help with a Wide Variety of Issues
Mediation can help a couple or another set of members of a family develop a plan or agreement about resolving a variety of issues. Some examples:
- how to handle the family budget,
- how teenagers and and their parents can co-exist in a way that makes the parents sure that their children are safe without making the teens feel unduly controlled and oppressed,
- how to take care of an aging relative in poor health,
- how to divide inherited property when someone dies without leaving a will,
- what to do when two parents have VERY different opinions about how best to raise their children,
- how to introduce a romantic partner who is new to your children into their lives
- how to begin to recover from a rift that developed twenty years ago
Family mediation is not the same as family therapy. The particular skills of a family therapist are what some families need. Other families simply need someone to help them hear well what matters to each of them and negotiate constructively about what to do.
For a free consultation about whether family mediation would be helpful for your family, contact Dr. Virginia Colin at mediatorQ@gmail.com or 703.864.2101.