What Happens When Only One Person Wants the Divorce?

What Happens When Only One Person Wants the Divorce? by Susan Ingram

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A mediation colleague of mine, Rachel Alexander, recently posted an excellent blog explaining why mediation is the best process for divorcing couples, especially when each of the parties is at a different stage of wanting, or not wanting, the divorce.

The reality is that, if one partner wants to end the marriage and the other wants to remain married, a divorce will occur. So then the issue becomes not whether a divorce will take place, but what process the couple will use to end their marriage.

Rachel shares many insights on this subject and has graciously given me permission to link to her article. Here it is:

It Takes 2, Baby!?

As Rachel points out, through their joint discussions in mediation, both partners come to understand their own needs as well as the needs of the other. That deeper understanding not only helps them to productively resolve their divorce issues but may also have a beneficial effect on their future relationships post-divorce.

Thank you, Rachel, for this very thought-provoking article.

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