My ex partner is trying to engage me in Mediation.
This is all the wrong way around.
Domestic abuse - non physical, arrest of ex (no charges), non molestation order for a year, social services involvement and now child contact issues.
Because he denies abuse, i didnt press charges (just wanted out), he thinks that we can start mediation now.
With a non molestation order, I was exempt from mediation. Doesn't work in an abusive dynamic / power imbalance situation.
My stbx is the bully verbally and violent temper outbursts , I went to mediation on my own for the first session after telling the Mediator about his violence and he could see that I was afraid to be anywhere near him he recommended NO to joint mediation . I had to pay the initial fee for this my ex once again got off with any of the cost
Thank you for sharing your experience. There is no point in trying to mediate with a controlling person, especially if they are manipulative. If you are physically scared too, that must have been quite a relief for you to not have to go further!