2, Number 1, Oct 2001
Mediation Roleplay #5 (continued)
Love and a TV Too
(A relationship dispute)
have filed a complaint of harassment against Joe with
the campus judicial office. You and Joe grew up together
in Pittsburgh and had a relationship during high school.
You went your separate ways for undergraduate school.
You were reunited when you both ended up attending
graduate school here at State two years ago. After
dating for a few months when you were both new to
campus, you lived together for a spell, with Joe moving
into your apartment. After about six months you decided
you needed to break off the relationship, and you
made Joe move out. The arguing and Joe's drinking
was just too much to deal with. That was almost six
REALLY want to be left alone by Joe and want Joe to
stop talking about you, your now 5-year-old child
Erica (which you raised on your own during your undergraduate
days), and your new boyfriend (Dave) to all your mutual
friends. Joe has been following you around campus
and calling you late at night, trying to reestablish
the relationship. He even came over drunk one night
and knocked on your bedroom window, wanting to talk.
You want no further contact with him. Joe also keeps
mentioning the TV; you feel the TV rightfully belongs
to you because Joe bought it while you were supporting
them and living in your apartment. Although you are
very skeptical of this whole mediation process, you're
willing to give the agreement a try if one is reached.
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