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Lawyers fed up with fighting

Lawyers fed up with fighting

Lawyers tired of couples fighting are urging clients to take part in a new anti-conflict campaign.

LAWYERS fed up with couples fighting are urging clients to take part in a campaign called Fight Free February.

A group of lawyers are asking couples to abstain from fighting in the lead up to Valentines Day on 14 February.

The campaign, lead by lawyer Jane Libbis of CE Family Lawyers, focuses on a different area of conflict in people’s daily lives the entire month. This week, in the lead up to Valentines Day, they’re targeting fighting couples.

Libbis and her colleagues are pleading with everyone to commit to a ‘Fight Free February, asking individuals to avoid fighting with their partner over the bills, the kids, the chores, or their annoying habits.

“Use this week in the lead up to Valentine’s Day to limber up your communication and conflict resolution skills. We guarantee it will make your relationship better and might even lead to a more romantic Valentine’s evening,” Libbis said.

Lawyers have seen their fair share of fighting couples, Libbis suggests, making them experts on conflict.

“You could say, as lawyers, we are experts in conflict. We’ve seen the best and the worst of it.

“We know from experience that clients who are able to put aside the stresses of the past and adopt a future-focus resolve their matters much more quickly and contentedly.”

Libbis has joined with a number of counsellors and psychologists to create an online resource – with tips posted every day of February on ways to resolve conflicts without fighting.

People can join a facebook group to get daily tips and enter weekly competitions, or access more information at www.fightfreefebruary.org.



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