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How To Find Peace When You’re Stuck at Home With Crazy, Annoying People

April 13, 2020

How To Find Peace When You’re Stuck at Home With Crazy, Annoying People By Vanessa Linsey So how’s it going in your home these days? It’s a loaded question, I know. Each time someone texts me, “How are you?” I’m not sure if I should lie or spend the next 15 minutes tapping out the […]

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Helpful Therapy for Couples Facing Divorce

February 25, 2020

Helpful Therapy for Couples Facing Divorce By Jason Kaufman Yes, there’s such a thing as a ‘good’ divorce! Even when there are children or pets involved… But it won’t just happen by itself. You’ll need specific kinds of help, one of the most important of which might be counseling with an experienced marriage & family […]

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11 Books That Will Help You Survive Divorce: Wallet, Court, Kids, Heart, Mind, & Spirit 

February 12, 2020

11 Books That Will Help You Survive Divorce: Wallet, Court, Kids, Heart, Mind, & Spirit By Vanessa Linsey You’re thinking about divorcing. You’re in the process of divorcing. You’re divorced. Regardless of your status in the separation spectrum, if there’s ever a time in your life when you’ve needed a deep bench of coaches, therapists, […]

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What we can learn from the mediation between the U.S. Women’s Team and the U.S. Soccer Federation

October 16, 2019

What we can learn from the mediation between the U.S. Women’s Team and the U.S. Soccer Federation By Samantha Milano and Chuck Doran The U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) sparked much debate leading up to their Women’s World Cup win in July 2019 given the unfair pay gap between the U.S. Men’s and Women’s national […]

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Talking with Your Kids About Divorce

August 2, 2019

Mediation statements offer parties an alternative approach to preparing for the mediation by having each party define success in advance, which in turn increases the chance of reaching an agreement.

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The Power of Asking Questions

June 27, 2019

What if I told you there was one thing you could do to make people like you, build stronger relationships, and get more of what you want out of negotiations? It sounds too good to be true, but recent research points to one action you can take to help you achieve all of these goals: asking questions.

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Preparing Mediation Statements

May 12, 2019

Mediation statements offer parties an alternative approach to preparing for the mediation by having each party define success in advance, which in turn increases the chance of reaching an agreement.

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A Tale of Two Brooks: The Importance of Communication in Negotiation

December 20, 2018

Three NBA teams learned some tough lessons about the importance of communication in negotiation when they mixed up two players named Brooks in a trade deal.

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Case Study: Google’s Employee Walkout and Conflict Management Systems

November 29, 2018

Following the aftermath of Google's employee walkout, the company has an opportunity to create a more effective and responsive conflict management system.

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Prepare for Difficult Holiday Conversations with the “Angry Uncle Bot”

November 21, 2018

The New York Times created an "Angry Uncle Bot" to help you practice difficult holiday conversations, and the lessons reflect advice provided by MWI's blog.

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