Although mediation is involved and refers to an intervention in a dispute to resolve disputes, there is a different explanation that works in life too. Mediation is an intervention in a process or relationship and should work in families too.
Not many families use mediation. They offer an opinion, the opinion isn’t accepted then they fall out or walk away, depending on what comes first. Mediation should be used as a tool between two people to bring a discussion or opinion to a conclusion, without having to bring a third party in to do it.
Instead of both parties offering an olive branch and using mediation to talk about how they feel, they’re often too quick to throw in the towel. Issues aren’t unique, we all have them, it’s how we handle them that’s important.
Mediation should help bring about clarification and understanding and when continually used, it will help us through the healing process.