“Money talks, nobody walks” was a “WABC radio ad for Dennison Clothiers in New Jersey.
How true for a divorce that money helps resolve cases.
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The Doppler effect is the change in frequency or wavelength of a wave for an observer who is moving relative to the wave source. A common example of Doppler effect is the change of pitch heard when a vehicle sounding a siren or horn approaches, passes, and recedes from an observer. Compared to the emitted frequency, the received frequency is higher during the approach, identical at the instant of passing by, and lower during the recession. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doppler_effect. The Doppler effect usually is applied to sound or light waves but why not apply it to the emotions of divorce and mediation. Usually couples have a higher emotional frequency when they approach each other and a lower emotional frequency when they recede from each other. In mediation we try to help couples understand this and that things will get better once the case is resolved and both parties start to recede from each other.
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One of my favorite scenes from the Gladiator with Russell Crowe is when he is in the arena and being charged my men in chariots. See on YouTube at https://youtu.be/uQQZR-Skftk It is the
Gladiator Barbarian Horde Battle Scene with 1,911,717 views. Normally, the men on the chariots slaughter the relatively defensenseless victims. However, this time, Russell Crowe organizes the men so they are able to fight back and defeat the men in the chariots.
The lesson for divorce and mediation is don’t be overconfident like the men in the chariots and take control and be organized like Russell Crowe.
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It was hard to believe that Monty Hall of Let’s Make a Deal fame just died at age 96. “Let’s Make a Deal is a television game show that originated in the United States in 1963…The format of Let’s Make a Deal involves selected members of the
studio audience, referred to as “traders,” making deals with the host. In most cases, a trader will be offered something of value and given a choice of whether to keep it or exchange it for a different item. The program’s defining game mechanism is that the other item is hidden from the trader until that choice is made. The trader thus does not know if he or she is getting something of greater value or a prize that is referred to as a “zonk,” an item purposely chosen to be of little or no value to the trader….Let’s Make a Deal is also known for audience members who dress up in outrageous or crazy costumes in order to increase their chances of being selected as a trader.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let%27s_Make_a_Deal
Divorce and mediation are often a version of Let’s Make a Deal! Couples often given a choice to keep or exchange an asset, income, or liability. The results can be unknown. Fortunately the people to not have to get dressed up in outrageous costumes.
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When I was a small boy, I remember listening to The Shadow on the radio. The announcer began the show by saying, “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!”
At the end of each episode The Shadow reminded listeners that, “The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. Crime does not pay…The Shadow knows!” The Shadow had “the power to cloud men’s minds so they cannot see him.”
This reminds me that in mediation and divorce peoples minds are often clouded and they are unable to see things. The role of the mediator is to help people to clear their minds and be able to see clearly and like The Shadow to know.
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