One of the worst things in life to go through as altercations with someone else. Especially someone with whom you should not be fighting.
Mediation is a process where a trained “middle man” can massage the differences between parties and can make difficult issues appear to be resolvable and made simple. If done properly, the Mediation process is in a calm and relaxed environment where the stress is mitigated and sometimes eliminated. It is conducted by someone who knows how to put people at ease and present contrasting ideas in the post balanced way.
Mediation has even often brought people back into a workable relationship. If not that, then into an amicable parting.