A young psychology student was visting a mental institute. The visitor asked the doctor leading the tour how doctors determined when it was time for a patient to be crazy enough to be institutionalized. The doctor said “We actually have a relatively simple test. First, we fill up a bathtub with water. Then we ask […]
People in conflict often start their self-assessment of their “chances to win in court” with an assumption: “I’m right, and everyone else will eventually understand the obvious.” It should go without saying (but it bears repeating) that if everyone in conflict has that same analysis, at least 50% of people in conflict are likely to […]
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Even positive sarcasm has its limits: An MIT linguistics professor was lecturing his class the other day. “In English,” he said, “a double negative forms a positive. However, in some languages, such as Russian, a double negative remains a negative. But there isn’t a single language, not one, in which a double positive can express […]
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Resolution Point offers remote mediation services at no extra charge when parties can’t be in the same room due to schedules or other conflicts:
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“As you know, we’d been through nearly two years of marital counseling by the time we reached irreconcilable stage. After the shock and bitterness subsided, we agreed to work together on an amicable separation. Our young daughter deserved nothing but the best from us both as parents, and we thought our best step in that direction was to try mediation. From my first email, you were immediately helpful and informative, showing real interest in addressing my inquiry instead of selling me on your services. During the mediation process, we both felt impressed with your objectiveness, professionalism, as well as a sensitivity to what we were going through on a personal and emotional level. You also tailored your work to match our needs and preferences rather than just following a format template. This gave us a sense of control over this inherently difficult and overwhelming matter. We got through this feeling that we’ll be able look back and each realize a sense of dignity and fairness. This was done in no small way thanks to you. While I don’t wish divorce on anyone, I do recommend divorcing couples look to mediation first, and to make their first call to Danny Burk.”