We had our second mediation meeting today. I have to say it was one of the most emotionally exhausting times I have ever had, but I also have to say the mediator we have seems amazing to me. She is caring yet incredibly objective. The meeting started pretty badly with the usual false accusations. And then he pushed an idea he has suggested previously, to have the kids always stay at the house and for me to just come and visit them on the weekends. I tried my best to remain composed but I started crying and I just could not stop for a long while. But by the end of the meeting we seemed like we may have made some progress! We go back for another mediation meeting on Friday. There seems to now be a glimmer of hope that we will not have to go through a custody study!!