How we respond to events is key to owning and managing our levels of stress - it is not the event that troubles us but our reaction to it. Here is a great practical example of adopting a different approach to one of the most stressful events any of us go through, family breakdown. Traditional approaches too often exacerbate the inevitable stress. An approach based on lawyer supported mediation should reduce that stress, result in a better outcome for the family concerned and be a win win all round. A timely reminder in MHAW.