I'm coming to terms with the fact that people will not come to see me until the relationship has become too unbearable, too big of a pain in their life, or there are too many consequences to not clear things up. As much as I'd like people to treat mediation as preventative medicine, it's mostly used as triage.
Someday I hope to show the magic that happens in a mediation and that then people will trust it more. If people could see the time and energy conflict takes up in their mind and life against the amount of money it costs to hire a mediator early on they would totally hire someone right away.
End rant. Thank you for listening.