As a mediator in the often-acrimonious world of divorce-negotiations I was so floored by the quote below from you and Mackenzie that I had to write and thank her:
As a divorce mediator I would, on behalf of my colleagues, like to thank you for the brilliant encapsulation of the goals that we’d like all our couples to achieve. As a divorced mom I know that these are the things that my kids should never have doubts about for the rest of our lives together. This quote will be displayed in our office so that every couple walking in the door sees how high the bar is set and what we are committed to accomplishing with them.
Later on I realized that I should acknowledge your part in this “Mantra” for peaceful resolution and I’m going to display it in our office as I hope it will inspire others. This is a beautiful encapsulation of what every mediator tries to achieve with every family’s goals as we reach their final agreement and they are prepared for new beginnings.
Thanks to You & Mackenzie for the inspiration,
We want to make people aware of a development in our lives. As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends. We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the years we have been married to each other. If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again. We’ve had such a great life together as a married couple, and we also see wonderful futures ahead, as parents, friends, partners in ventures and projects, and as individuals in pursuing ventures and adventures. Though the labels might be different, we remain a family, and we remain cherished friends.
Jeff & MacKenzie Bezo