Last month we had a pre trial court date which was postponded because his L "somehow got double booked"! I agreed to a new date as long as mediation was scheduled ASAP.
Well today was the day and I liked the mediator. One of my needs was to be in a separate room from STBX. As it turned out I was put in the M office and he wasn't aware I was in there until he opened his door and "almost stumbled" on me! He was very nice and even though he wanted me in the same room he didn't make a big deal about being in a separate room. I'm so glad I followed through with what I needed for me to make it an easier day for me. I think it helped that the mediator was a man. STBX always works with women.
We were able to make some progress although we will have to go back once more and M thinks we should be able to get it nailed down the next time. I left feeling really good about how well it actually went.
It's very possible I will D before the end of the year and hopefully sooner!