Many people are dissatisfied with their marriage and divorce. They usually complain to their friends, attorney or mediator. One of the advantages of mediation is confidentiality and there is usually very little publicity about a mediated divorce. Although this is a good thing, the public does not hear as much about mediation and as a result does not always choose it as a divorce process.
The internet has spawned new ways to air a person’s complaints about his or her divorce or marriage. It is sometimes a tool to settle a case or fight a divorce. Blogs and Youtube are two examples of these new methods. Two recent items have discussed this. See an article entitled “When the Ex Blogs, the Dirtiest Laundry Is Aired” by Leslie Kaufman in the April 18, 2008 New York times at
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/18/style/18divorce.html?ex=1366257600&en=48b74d9f06a61cbd&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink Also see an AOL story about using Youtube at http://news.aol.com/story/_a/wife-takes-divorce-drama-to-youtube/20080416063709990001 Even I was amazed that both of these stories generated so much publicity and were widely circulated by email.
As an aside Leslie Kaufman of the New York Times now does many interesting stories about divorce. See my earlier blog about her story about Iraq and divorce at http://centerfordivorcemediation.blogspot.com/search/label/Divorce%20and%20the%20Iraq%20War%20-%20In%20the%20News
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