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Testimonial – Facilitated conversation with estranged child

By Site Maintainer

Thank you for taking this journey with us. Mediation was successful. Our relationships are in a better place. Despite not expecting to have much of a relationship with [our son] moving forward, we feel at peace knowing he knows we love him and will always welcome him home. The work you do is so important.…

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Testimonial from Jennifer S.

By Site Maintainer

“You were absolutely great! Bless you for all your kindness — the fruit, cookies, water, patience, direction, and gems of wisdom. You are a true peace maker!” — Jennifer S., regarding a family mediation about trust property

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Testimonial from Sherrie S.

By Site Maintainer

“From the outset, my husband and I knew we wanted a collaborative process in seeking our divorce. There were a few issues that were particularly sticky when it came to finances, in particular. But Rina helped us listen to each other and the open environment led to a lot of ‘out-of-the-box’ ideas that eventually created…

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Testimonial from Vicki D.

By Site Maintainer

“All in all, I would say it was a positive experience because of the genuine concern and empathy you show for your clients, Rina. You went above and beyond to make sure we felt understood and that things we’re being clearly understood when it came to our mutual finances and agreements. … “You were always…

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Testimonial from Katy C.

By Site Maintainer

“I want to extend a big thank you to Rina for working with our team. Communication had broken down and everyone was feeling hurt and undervalued in their work. Rina opened up the lines of communication, providing a safe space for each of us to feel heard and not just listen to, but truly understand,…

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Testimonial from Dale G.

By Site Maintainer

“Above all, Rina is dedicated to balance in the mediation process. Her exquisite sense of service to the parties (and their children) is moving. Her delicate touch at challenging the mediating parties to carefully listen and re-state their opinions and positions was equally helpful.” — Dale G.

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Practical Tips & Strategies for Handling Holiday Conflicts with Your Family

By Rina Goodman

Rina Goodman on Parenting: A Field Guide

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A Glimmer of Light: Divorce & Breakups May Not Feel As Bad As You Think

By Rina Goodman

It is a rare person who isn’t stricken by grief, fear, and bewilderment when first learning of his or her imminent divorce. Who wouldn’t be overwhelmed by the earth’s sudden shift on its axis, a jolting of reality that is best explained by the word, “surreal?” It isn’t only about dividing your real and personal…

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The Fallability of Certainty

By Rina Goodman

You can’t know exactly what’s going on in your neighbor’s house or in his head or his heart. You can make suppositions, you can make assumptions, but you always have to factor in that you can’t know.  ~Interview with John Patrick Shanley, playwright What does it mean to feel “certain?” Is it knowledge? Intuition? In…

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