The way we problem solve will always affect the way we behave with others and in our relationships. Through mediation though, you can learn to talk things through, and problem solve. It’s a skill to be honed. If we understood mediation and worked through it, we wouldn’t look to blame.
When it comes to any form of relationship it is important to mediate. It is even more important parents show their children how to mediate so as their children get older, they can get the best out of their relationships.
Also, when it comes to families, adults who manage their problems constructively, will protect their children from conflict. When solutions are found, families form healthier, happier and stronger relationships. When they don’t, chaos may ensue. A problem-solving approach will help us to confront our issues.
When it comes to mediation it is important to listen, be fair and come from a place of care rather than a place of blame, so that others don’t become the scapegoat. Always focus on the issue and not the person.
Never make the issue about the person and accept your own contribution in the process, through a non-blame approach.