The feelings of entitlement in divorce can certainly exacerbate an already emotionally charged process.
However, the path to resolution can be more straightforward than one might assume, especially when it comes to addressing this sense of entitlement.
Rather than letting entitlement fuel conflicts, the art of mediation can play a pivotal role in dispelling it.
How? Well, mediation helps to quell these feelings by fostering open and empathetic discussions between estranged spouses.
Here are some helpful tips:
Mediators often ask questions that prompt self-reflection, such as “What are your core concerns in this divorce?” This allows both parties to reevaluate their perspectives and priorities.
Mediation aims to create a win-win solution. Mediators may ask questions like, “How can we meet the needs of both parties fairly?” This shifts the focus from entitlement to fairness and cooperation.
Skilled mediators facilitate communication between spouses, ensuring that both voices are heard. They might ask, “What can we do to enhance your understanding of each other’s viewpoints?”
Let’s shift our focus from entitlement to cooperation. By embracing the power of empathetic questions, you can alleviate the challenges of divorce for yourself and your loved ones.
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