Archives for: January 18th, 2018

Communication skills in marriage and mediated divorce

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/opinion/sunday/engagement-marriage-conflict.html   Daphne de Marneffe writes in the New York Times about how couples can make the transition over the years from starry eyed newly in love to long term intimate love.  She explains that high emotions are an opportunity to communicate deeply and listen full heartedly to each other.  While we urge our followers

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What Happens to the Engagement Ring–Mediation Style

Today, the New York Times featured two pieces on what happens to the engagement ring in the case of divorce and broken engagements–one legal https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/18/fashion/weddings/should-you-give-the-engagement-ring-back.html.  In New York, it is well settled that a ring is a gift in contemplation of marriage and if the marriage does not occur, then the ring is returned.  After

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