Why Does Empathy Matter in Forgiveness?

Last month, I witnessed an extraordinary meeting. The man who was responsible for the Brighton bombing in 1984 sat next to the daughter of one of the men his actions had killed, and together they discussed empathy, and how it could change the world. I was at the UK...

Sole Custody & The Fear Those Words Provoke

I wish I could ban words like ‘sole custody’, ‘access’ and ‘visitation’ from conversations between separated parents. These outdated words can unnecessarily provoke fear and conflict between them. They are not conducive to an amicable co-parenting relationship as they...

The Blame Game in Mediation

I mediated a family case recently and whilst no two cases are the same, it involved the type of issues that I regularly encounter. Janet had felt unhappy and lonely in her marriage for some years. She raised this with John and suggested couple counselling. John felt...