Pandemic Relationships

Living Together, Separating, Divorcing: Surviving During a Pandemic

Webinar–hear the authors speak!



Washington-area contributors to new book helping couples and families cope during pandemic join forces for

“Relationship SOS” webinar on June 11

In response to the urgent needs of couples and families feeling the strain of financial difficulty, online schooling, working from home, and the threat of societal unrest, Living Together, Separating, Divorcing: Surviving During a Pandemic was produced in only three weeks. 74 mediators, lawyers, financial experts, mental health professionals, and child advocates from 10 countries (Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, Poland, South Africa, Trinidad, UK, and US) contributed their expertise to the book, created by long-time family mediator Michael Lang, along with Peter Nicholson, Managing Director of the digital communication company OGX, based in Ireland.

Three of the co-authors from the Washington, D.C., area will appear together with organizer and editor Michael Lang on the

“Relationship SOS” free webinar

Noon ET (9 am PT) Thursday, June 11

Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D. is a professional family mediator in Fairfax, Virginia. As a dedicated advocate for resolving family conflicts peacefully, outside of court, she is the Director of Colin Family Mediation Group LLC and co-author of The Guide to Low-Cost Divorce in Virginia.

Ellice Halpern, J.D. is the founder of award-winning Little Falls Mediation. She is Adjunct Professor of Law at GMU’s Antonin Scalia Law School, teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation. She mediates court-referred cases in D.C. Courts. Ellice is a graduate of Cornell University and Georgetown University Law Center.

Jenifer Joy Madden is a parent educator from Vienna, Virginia, and founder of She is an Adjunct Professor of Broadcast and Digital Journalism at Syracuse University wrote How to Be a Durable Human: Revive and Thrive in the Digital Age through the Power of Self-Design, and hosts the Durable U online parenting classroom.

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Living Together, Separating, Divorcing: Surviving During a Pandemic

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This project was kindly sponsored by OGX Group. Design and book production, website development, social media set up and management, and creation of all promotional material was sponsored and produced by OGX Group, who turned the publication around in a week and published it on Amazon on everyone’s behalf.  
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