Finally, you may want to consider mediation if you get into a scrape with a neighbor, roommate, spouse, partner, or co-worker. Mediation can be particularly useful in these areas because it is designed to identify and cope with divisive interpersonal issues not originally thought to be part of the dispute. For example, if one neighbor sues another for making outrageous amounts of noise, the court will usually deal with only that issue. If the court declares one neighbor a winner and the other a loser, it may worsen long-term tensions. In mediation, however, each neighbor will be invited to present all issues in dispute. It may turn out that the overly loud neighbor was being obnoxious in part because his neighbor's dog constantly pooped on his lawn or his neighbor's pickup blocked a shared driveway. Because mediation is designed to look at and fix the bigger picture, it's a far better way to restore long-term peace to the neighborhood, home, or workplace than going to court.
Among the many thousands of men named Robert Lee who have lived and died in the United States, there is one Robert Lee who became famous for commanding the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. As is the case with a good many prominent historical figures with common names, almost all references to this particular Robert Lee include his middle initial, E (for Edward), to reduce instances of confusion between the man whose army surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant ’s Union forces at Appomattox Court House in 1865 and anyone else who might bear the name Robert Lee.