Compassion in the World of Divorce- yes it is possible
Facebook has recently instituted its “Compassion team” – a group of product managers, designers, engineers, researchers, social scientists and psychologists- trying to help users ease the pain of a break up, according to a recent New York Times article, ” The Facebook Break Up“, by Penelope Green. This team has devised new tools including options to see less of your ex’s name and pictures without blocking or unfriending them.
In the world of divorce, we are the equivalent of Facebook’s “compassion team” . As New York Times Article states, one of the compassion team’s the goal is – how to digitally unmesh without choosing the “nuclear option” of unfriending or blocking someone.
The nuclear option, in divorce is litigation—hiring 2 attorneys, spending excess amounts of money, putting your children in the middle and fighting it out. The more compassionate approach is divorce mediation- untangling your married lives together, easing the pain of divorce, and making decisions together with the help of trained mediators.