To round off Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 we wanted to share with you the thoughts of our team on the role of kindness in divorce:
“I think of kindness as I do of love. It is the active wish to consider, think about and act, in relation to somebody else’s needs, and putting them, before our own.” – Dominic Raeside, Head of Mediation.
“Kindness to ourselves means taking a break from any recurring negative thoughts which only continue to undermine us” – Ruth Smallacombe, Mediator and Family Consultant
“A little kindness goes a long way” – Nicole Hackett, Consultant
“Kindness is about learning to forgive – yourself and your partner” – Gillian Bishop, Consultant
“Kindness is recognising and appreciating the contribution your spouse has made to the family” – Vanessa Asante, Associate
“Kindness is doing whatever it takes to relieve children from the burden of the divorce” Daniel Coombes, Director
“Kindness is trying hard to think about something from another person’s perspective” – Nicole Phillips, Associate
“Kindness is thinking about the right solution for the whole family” – Helen Greenfield, Director
“Kindness is taking the time to listen to others” Carla Ditz, Professional Support Lawyer
“Kindness can really help to heal the emotional scars of divorce” – Sarah Cloke, Consultant
“Kindness is being creative and curious” – Stephanie Curtis, Paralegal
“Kindness is about letting go of the past both for you and your spouse and concentrating on a constructive future” – David Allison, Director
“Kindness is making pragmatic solutions that help children flourish” – Elizabeth Fletcher, Director
“If we were kind, we would sometimes bite our lips and think about what is really going on for everyone else involved and try to keep focused on the good outcomes that generally everybody else engaging their best selves usually want” – James Pirrie, Director
To view the video which includes Jo Harrison’s (FLiP’s Counsellor and Family Consultant) extended thoughts, click here.
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Whether you are going through a divorce or making financial arrangements before or after you marry, we will guide you through every turn with expertise and reassurance, always in partnership.
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