Three tips for a more peaceful divorce mediation

Have a more peaceful divorce mediation by:

  1. talking more peacefully
  2. letting go of anger
  3. restoring inner peace

In each moment we have a chance to make our words, thoughts, and lives more peaceful.

Tips for talking more peacefully in divorce mediation

Try one or more of these tips:

  • Talk without blaming. Avoid blame when talking with your husband or wife. Blame almost always stirs anger in the other spouse. Blaming makes a peaceful divorce less likely.
  • Talk about the future, not the past. Avoid getting stuck in the rut of arguing about past wrongs. Focus on the future.
  • Don't make threats. Don't threaten to go to court. Avoid talk about hiring a divorce lawyer to fight. Apologize right away if a threat slips out. Keep to the path of peace!

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Steps in a Pennsylvania mediation divorce

Listening is important too! Try one or more of these tips for a more peaceful mediation divorce:

  • Listen more. Give your spouse time to speak. Pausing to listen does not mean that you agree with what they are saying. In divorce mediation, you will have plenty of time to respond.
  • Listen to understand. Listen carefully, to really understand what your spouse is saying. Even if you heard it before, listening with your full attention helps them to feel respected and understood, which has a calming effect.
  • Listen without reacting. Lower your defenses. Try relaxing your face. Let your body language be as peaceful and non-threatening as possible.

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Timeline for a Pennsylvania mediation divorce

Tips for letting go of anger in divorce mediation

Anger leads to bad things in divorce. It makes us say and do things just to punish our spouse. This feeds a cycle of growing anger and defensiveness in divorcing spouses. Almost all expensive courtroom divorces are fueled by anger.

A mediation divorce costs less than the average Pennsylvania divorce

Anger is like a red-hot coal that we pick up to throw at the other person. It burns both of us. When divorcing wives and husbands understand the truth about anger, they can let go of it right away.

Divorce Mediator Dann Johns

As a full-time divorce mediator, I am committed to helping spouses stay on, or find, their path of peace. I believe a peaceful divorce is possible even under difficult circumstances.

Nobody wants to be angry forever. It is up to each of us to decide how long to hold on to anger. Letting go of it is a gift we give ourselves.

Trying divorce mediation can help divorcing husbands and wives let go of anger. In divorce mediation we focus on problem solving, which tends to calm strong emotions.

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Tips for restoring inner peace during a mediation divorce

Peace starts with you. Be sure to restore joy, compassion, kindness, and balance in your body and mind every day. Don't wait until the divorce is done. Here are some ideas to try:

  • notice the tiny joys all around
  • laugh a lot more
  • practice compassion by helping someone else who is in need
  • deepen your spiritual practice
  • learn something new
  • get enough rest
  • release addictions
Divorce Mediator Dann Johns

Please take good care of yourself! I hope my website helps you and your spouse find a peaceful path forward.

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Cost of divorce mediation in Pennsylvania

Divorce mediation for you and your spouse

Consider sharing this website with your spouse. If both of you are interested in a mediation divorce, the next step is to schedule a free consultation about divorce mediation.

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I wish you and your spouse much peace and well-being!

Dann Johns
Divorce Mediator & Attorney