What is it that allows us to feel confident in someone who is offering to help us during a crisis? It could, of course, be many things, but more often than not it is the belief that the person helping us can empathize with our plight that allows us to feel more comfortable in our vulnerability. By acknowledging our vulnerability in the presence of a person offering support, we essentially describe more accurately the problem or problems we are experiencing, which enables the person helping to maximize the kind of help that is being offered. And when it comes to emotional vulnerability, few problems make us feel more vulnerable than impending divorce.
Expressing Emotional Vulnerability To Find Common Ground
We enter into marriage—most of us, anyway—believing that we have found our forever partner. We dress up on our wedding day in order to shout to the world that we believe we have what it takes to repair the world’s inability to live in everlasting love. There is a quaintness, even a loveliness, in such idealism. And in idealism, we express our hope. Hope should be built upon, not shot down or derided. But still, more than fifty percent of all marriages end in divorce. The reality of our divorce rate in contrast to the idealistic hope to which we cling makes for a volatile mix of extremes.
If you find yourself in the early stages of conflict with your spouse, or in the middle of divorce proceedings, you would do well to consider the services of AMS Mediation. Amber Serwat, founder of AMS Mediation, knows the pain and difficulty of divorce. The many services offered by AMS Mediation are therefore infused with the empathy of its founder, and the hard-won lessons, learned from personal experience, are available to all who seek the help of AMS Mediation.
AMS Mediation Can Help You Through Your Divorce
A practitioner in divorce mediation who can relate to the experiences of clients is irreplaceable. Empathy leads to advocacy, and the unsurpassed professionalism of AMS Mediation virtually guarantees that that empathy will translate to objective and helpful advocacy. The staff of AMS Mediation does not take half measures, which is a direct result of the staff’s ability to understand your specific circumstances. Everyone’s circumstances are, of course, unique. But there are themes that allow the empathic mediator to build bridges across the uniqueness of circumstances. Those themes include anger, sadness, disappointment, bitterness, confusion, fatigue, and stress and are all common during divorce. Every individual will have different ratios of those things and others, and AMS Mediation is expert at helping you understand your situation better so that you can move forward. Call 1.952.252.1492 to learn more.