As previously discussed caring for an elderly parent is a challenging job and often comes with family strife. Conflict between siblings may stem from feuds or roles that are decades old. Or perhaps the conflict may simply be a result of family members facing so many emotionally charged decisions about a person they love. Whether it’s deciding when to take the keys, move a parent into a facility, or how to manage finances – tension is likely for many.
But how do you know when the tension is too much? And if it is, what do you do about it? If you feel like you have tried everything, but just can’t seem to come to an agreement on things perhaps it is time to call a mediator. Professional mediators are trained in conflict resolution and act as a neutral party to help facilitate the decision making process. They are available to hear all sides of the story and help diffuse the situation. Mediation is typically cheaper than litigation so it is often a favorable choice. Ideally, a mediator will help reduce the overall tension and keep the family focused on the goal of doing what is in the best interest of their loved one.
If family relationships feel like they are on the brink of destruction it may be time to consider a mediator. It just may benefit everyone involved.
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When the dark clouds of life roll in and settle over you, it’s important to have someone who can help you tap into your inner strength so that you can survive the storm. At The Empowerment Group, that’s exactly what we do. We welcome you to explore the possibilities that are available to you. Restore a sense of balance and direction to your life. Whether through therapy, through Family Mediation, or through relationship counseling, we can help you find a path toward resolution and relief. Empowering your life! The Empowerment Group wants to help you bring balance, peace and happiness to your life even when the storms roll in and you feel all hope is gone. We can help:
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