More than 50% of marriages end in divorce these days. It is one of the most stressful events a person can go through. Today’s guest talks about how to make it easier for couples to collaborate and stay peaceful in the process.
If you are considering getting a divorce, or in the middle of one, this week’s Man Alive podcast conversation is an important one for you.
Having gone through a divorce myself, when I heard about the process Doug Memmott developed to support couples, I thought “This is genius!”
The legal process adds another layer of difficulty which can compound the pain and struggle. Doug has created a way to mediate between two partners with one carefully trained mental health professional who is skilled in dealing with the emotions and problems of divorce. It is called Parting Properly.
Separating from a partner, and sometimes in addition, a family, is rated as one of the most stressful situations a person can go through in a lifetime. It is second only to the death of a spouse or child. So I brought Doug in to discuss:
- Perspectives to make divorce less painful
- The most important commodity not to waste, even when going through divorce
- How to shift from a combative process to a collaborative process
- Wisdom from Buddha, Benjamin Franklin, Victor Frankl and Don Miguel Ruiz
- Doug’s personal learnings from his wife’s death and son’s terminal illness
If you are going through a divorce I wish for you that it be as easeful as possible. Reach out to Doug if you could use support in reaching the ideal divorce situation and to me if you could use some emotional support.
Doug came up with Parting Properly, the Ideal Divorce Solution. It is consistently successful and the mantra is very simple: We mediate between both partners with a single, carefully trained mental health professional, who is skilled in dealing with the emotions and problems that arise in divorce. Everyone agrees not to litigate and we empower our clients to retain control of the decisions that have to be made, and to resolve issues based upon fairness and practicality.
Because of our experience and the rejection of litigation as a means of dealing with the divorce, we are able to cap our fees, putting us in alliance with the interests of our clients, rather than in the middle of a conflict between clients and attorneys, whose fees increase with conflict and delay. Parting Properly enables mental health professionals to use their skills to guide couples to mutually beneficial results.