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Marital Mediation

Why Every Marriage Needs A 'Spousal Waiver'

Laurie Israel | Posted 06.22.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Israel

All married people struggle with disputes that arise in a long-term committed relationship. What to do about the predictable and ever-repeating disagreements and mutual criticisms that come up from time to time, but hopefully not too often.

Parties' Positions and the Mediation Process

Mark Baer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Evaluating the "strengths and weaknesses of the parties' positions" is often more perception than reality.

How to Eliminate 'Hot Speech' in Marriage

Laurie Israel | Posted 11.10.2013 | Divorce
Laurie Israel

With your spouse, the boundaries are lowered. In marriage, sometimes, people act at their worst -- because they can with that one person. Spouses tend to let everything hang out. That causes a lot of problems and can even lead to divorce.

6 Ways To Avoid Infidelity

Laurie Israel | Posted 04.20.2013 | Divorce
Laurie Israel

People often assume the problem is sex, but there's actually another issue that may be to blame.

Do You Need Divorce Insurance?

Laurie Israel | Posted 06.19.2011 | Divorce
Laurie Israel

This past week, a colleague in the collaborative practice community, Chris Chen, a CDFA (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst) in Waltham, Massachusett...

Could Transformative Mediation Help Your Marriage?

Laurie Israel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laurie Israel

When marriages do not work out, it is generally lack of acknowledgement and understanding between the parties that is the core of the failure.

Driving Your Spouse Crazy... Literally!

Laurie Israel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laurie Israel

Driving raises basic issues about control, acknowledgment, values and capabilities that play out in marriages. Here are some of the common issues that arise on the road, how they relate to marriage.