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Compromise Is Not A Dirty Word


Remember when it was considered a mostly positive thing?  A way to resolve differences without coming to blows, a recognition that the universe is imperfect and you’re probably not going to be able to have everything you want all at once.   1,517 more words

Faith & Life

Can you open the door?

Tonight, I responded to a gas station because a man barricaded himself in the restroom after breaking into an apartment across the street. I attempted to negotiate as I tried to get him to come out. 220 more words


Born this way- Polyamorous as an orientation vs. life-style choice

About a year ago, after months of anguish and fighting every time my partner brought up the prospect of another female, I came to the realization that I needed to ask him to close our relationship.   857 more words

Civility in Mediation/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

A recent post by Atty/Mediator Jan Frankel Schau, appearing at LinkedIn, is entitled “Why Civility Matters in Mediation”. Ms. Schau points out how civility is a necessary adjunct of the mediation process. 391 more words

Collaborative Divorce

How to negotiate anything at Yodobashi Camera and Bic Camera

I took at trip to Vietnam earlier this year and remember the pleasant experience of aggressively negotiating everything, including taxis (well, not that aggressively, everyone is pretty friendly). 634 more words

Authentic Liaisons: Creating Bridges across Cultures

Flying in to Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania, Renan Bourdeau looked down at the endless stretches of desert below and wondered how people survived.

As a communications company executive who specialised in writing country reports to promote national economies and attract foreign investors, Bourdeau was no stranger to exotic lands. 1,249 more words


Human Nature #18: Reactive Devaluation

Back in 2013, the Washington Post ran a poll asking if people were in favor or opposed to certain policy positions. For example, one question was “Do you favor or oppose creating a way for illegal immigrants already here to become citizens if they meet certain requirements?” About 60% of republicans polled responded in favor. 1,187 more words

Human Nature