There is no doubt that separation and divorce is right up there as one of the most stressful experiences we can go through. There is also no doubt that fighting it out in court over several years will not lessen that stress, but using collaboration and mediation after your separation probably will.Which is why we at Bright Side wanted to share this very personal Moth story of the bittersweet feelings thrown up by divorce and separation and the way the collaboration and mediation process that comes before a separation can help.This story is a very personal account of the mixed feelings around divorce and how mediation helped a man to move on with his new life. It is a first person story told live on stage about all the feelings thrown up by the stark finality of separation on the day the storyteller signs the paper’s and ends his marriage for good.During such a huge life event it is hard not to think back to the good times – and the bad times – and to wonder about things that may have been and things that weren’t. This story is a great reminder that choosing collaboration and mediation after a separation leaves room in your heart to treasure the good times and allows you to remember why you got together in the first place.It’s a short listen and well worth your time.
Susan Hewitt is the Principal at Bright Side Family Law, a non-litigious family law and mediation practice. Susan has worked as a lawyer and journalist for almost 30 years. She is an accredited collaborative lawyer and family-law mediator who is committed to helping families through their relationship breakdown in an honest, cooperative and respectful manner.