I heard someone suggest that when thinking about New Year’s Resolutions you should think about what you can do that will have an impact in 200-400 years. And that got me thinking about the work I do and how much of an impact it can have on families. Personally, I want my work to live on through successive generations of families who communicate well and have healthy relationships with others. This goal may seem audacious, lofty, perhaps quixotic for a divorce lawyer…but the fact of the matter is that the kind of work that I do (keeping couples out of court and facilitating peaceful resolutions as they end their marriage) does trickle down generations. That means my clients’ children will be happier and better equipped emotionally to deal with their own relationships.