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To Zoom or Not-Zoom in Mediation?
To Zoom or Not-Zoom in Mediation? Over the last year literally everyone has had to make changes in how they communicate with others not in their “bubble”. Face-to-face meetings now have a different meaning than they did and are often held using Zoom or another visual...read more
Get the Support You Need – And Do it Now!
We love our friends and family and lean on them for emotional support in our lives. In turn, we reciprocate for them. But during a divorce, it may be that we no longer can depend on some of these relationships. They may feel compromised, changed, or just not what we...read more
Are we Normal?
When a couple starts down the path of divorce, it’s as though everything changes. Nothing is as it was – the ground has shifted forevermore. And the upheaval affects everything: finances, children, household harmony, in-law relationships and even pets. Couples feel...read more
Icy Wife? Let Go and Heal…
Icy Wife? At a recent traffic light, I pulled up next to a man whose car had the intriguing license plates "ICY WIFE". Now as a divorce mediator, my first thought was "Wow, here's a guy who wants to, in a very public way, carry a chip on his shoulder for as...read more
Could mediation help resolve your conflict?
All the time, knowing I am a mediator, people share stories of conflict in their lives: "Since our mom went into long-term care, my brother and I fight constantly about her estate and what will happen. It was never like this before." "I'm at an impasse with my...read more
Never Cut What You Can Untie
Is there someone you no longer talk to, but desperately want back in your life? Relationships end. Friends un-friend. But maybe there is someone from whom you’re estranged that you’d give anything to have in your life again. But the problem is: the two of you...read more
Trish in the News
Trish Blake-Jones shared advice on letting go of your emotional baggage in Rochester Magazine, which was reprinted in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To read the article on the newspaper's website click here. To view a pdf of the article click here....read more
Is Divorce Mediation Therapy?
What is Divorce Mediation? Is it Therapy? The field of divorce mediation is becoming more widely understood and used because it is both an economical and kinder way to end a marriage. When a couple comes to the unhappy realization that continuing in their marriage is...read more