It seems to me my life is all about mediation. Perhaps I should have done it for a living . . . no, that would be too much. Currently I am the mediator between two of my siblings and frequently between my children. All this for a girl who grew up in a non-confrontational family with a very passive nature. It used to be my mediation was more of a "peace-maker", a "let's just get along" because I didn't like fusses. Now, however, it's more of a "work it out" (though I'm not too good at with my children) and come to some kind of resolution scenario. Perhaps it's because I'm older, but I know a lot of it has to do with being married for almost 20 years to someone who is the exact opposite of myself when it comes to confrontation, getting it out in the open, etc. I've grown stronger and I like to think my husband has grown a bit more gentle. I'm glad I'm continuing to grow, but it's not always easy!