Robin has seen divorces and troubled marriages from all angles. For almost 20 years, Robin has worked as a divorce coach, mediator, attorney, hearing officer, and certified divorce financial analyst. Robin is also the owner of Northern Virginia’s highly respected divorce mediation firm www.grainemediation.com.
Robin has also seen divorce from the inside. She went through a divorce when her kids were seven and nine years old. At that time, she was working as a part-time fitness instructor. Her law career had been on hold for over 10 years. Robin had to deal with all the dilemmas and hurdles that you are experiencing now. The emotional issues and trauma of divorce cannot be minimized. Robin is professionally and personally experienced at helping people balance their emotional needs with practicality and good decision-making skills.
Robin will help you to focus on what is most important. Sometimes even a soured relationship can be turned around. The key to saving a marriage is two-fold: (1) the spouses must really love one another; and (2) both must be willing to put in the effort. Effort means talking about what is important to each other, absorbing that knowledge, and applying it. Effort means learning to truly believe that you cannot change another person. Effort means doing what your partner wants you to do just because you love them … not because you think it makes sense.
If you are teetering on the edge of deciding “Is my marriage over?” “Should I get a divorce?” there is a lot to consider: custody arrangements, the enormous expense of having two homes rather than one, loneliness, blended families, financial concerns, broken dreams, and the daily stress of trying to decide what to do.
You can manage tough situations. You are doing that now! Where Robin can help is in making your situation better. With her expertise and guidance, you will be armed with the knowledge you need to successfully move on to the next chapter of your life.