The ex refused to fully participate in the process. Also, the sessions took place in the city in which she lives ( 3 hours from where I now reside).

I believe that counseling can work, if, and only if, both parties are committed to the process and can place their personal agendas aside. Counseling and by extension mediation are processes that do not allow any room for this.

At this time my ex and I barely communicate regarding the children, and it is my belief that no amount of counseling or mediation will be able to change this until she is willing to come to the table in a true spirit of cooperation and compromise.