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What's New - A collection of things that the staff at Venn Mediation are reading, are inspired by, or just find interesting!

CNN - The 'gray divorce' trend: As the Gates split shows, more older couples are getting divorced. Here's why - May 6, 2021
An increasing number of older couples are deciding to separate on good terms out of a desire to start a new phase in their life and as the stigma of divorce decreases. The author notes that the result can be healthier and more fulfilling second or third marriages that can deepen over time.
CBC.ca - Broken Marriages Becoming Pandemic's Other Toll - May 3, 2021
An article discussing the increases in divorces as a consequence of the pandemic. Some practicioners reporting a greater than 30% increase in couples deciding to separate. The article notes how this has evolved over time, as well as some of the other contributing factors, a "worth-it" read.  
New York Times - How to Resolve a Conflict When You Hate Your Opponent’s Guts - April 9, 2021
A book review of High Conflict by Amanda Ripley. The book explores how even experienced mediators and conflict resolution professionals can get caught up in protracted arguments. And it offers a framework of how to approach such situations when they come up.
New York Times - Divorce Rates Are Now Dropping. Here Are Some Reasons Why - March 24, 2021
A closer look at why some couple's are staying together through the pandemic and how the situation could evolve in the months ahead.
New York Times - The Unequal Inheritance: It Can Work, or It Can ‘Destroy Relationships’ - February 19, 2021
A discussion of how how smart families are using mediation to minimize misunderstandings and hurt feelings on the topic of inheritances.
The Wall Street Journal - Millennials Embrace Prenups—but Through a Very Different Lens Than in the Past - January 21, 2021
A review of the shifting nature of prenups to reflect newer societal norms and practices and how millenials are adapting to this new paradigm.

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