Seeing a mediator requires courage, a certain willingness to move toward resolution instead of acting from rage.   But some in disputes insist on tooling up for battle, some posture and strut, some triangulate the uninvolved. But beyond posturing (and everyone in a dispute ultimately comes to this truth) is the inevitability of some kind of a resolution. Sure, some insist on the nasty slog and mediation is clearly not for everyone. But the mediation process offers a shortcut around the mud of litigation and the nasty letters lawyers write to one another in our name, let alone the money we shell out along the way.