We have all heard the saying “It takes two to Tango”, and in like most things, including relationships, mediation and parenting this is true. The first item you must have in either case is two people that are willing to cooperate. Coparenting, Cohabitation, and coming together to resolve disputes in these instances can all go together and require cooperation.
So as the Holiday Season is upon us, we should each take time to make that effort to be in the spirit of cooperation. If you are the person who does not wish to participate in any process that requires you, then consider inviting yourself to the table. Make the effort to become a part of the resolution.
If you want someone to come to the table, then try sending a message, request or letter asking. At times, people do not realize there is a conflict to be resolved and will think things are just fine the way they are, or are choosing to ignore it. Ignoring conflict and hoping it will resolve itself, is never the answer. It won’t.
Be part of the solution, and become a “Co”, not a No!