Do you want to be right or happy?

In many disputes, the focus is on who is at fault or who is in the right. But the discussion about it often does not lead to a solution. The legal issue may be resolved in court, but many legal proceedings end up either with neither side truly satisfied or with a significant deterioration in the relationship between the parties to the dispute.

In mediation, questions of guilt and justice recede into the background. They are definitely important, but not decisive. What matters is what you make of the situation together and how you can support each other to achieve your interests. You will achieve more together than against each other.

A quote from Marshall Rosenberg sums it up well, “Do you want to be right or happy? You can’t be both.”