Hidden power imbalance in the mediation process
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Creating a false reality: "All that glitters is not gold". The presentation is not always reality. It is therefore not wise to believe everything you hear in the mediation room. To get the mediator as a supporter and ally in a conflict with the other party, many different strategies are being used. As a mediator, one is in danger of contributing to the conclusion that the agreements in the mediation process ends up with the other party being unfairly treated if you do not reveal the false stories.