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THE NEW WAYS PARENT-CHILD TALK: How To Talk To Your Child About Transitioning to Living in Two Homes by Bill Eddy, LCSW, ESQ. When parents separate, having a talk with your children that includes some or all of the following may … Continue reading

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Question from Reader: How Effective are Restraining Orders with an HCP? Q: Based on your experience and knowledge of BPDs and HCPs, how effective are ROs if one is filed and granted against a person with possible BPD or HCP … Continue reading

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Mediation Training in Texas   Last week I provided three training days to two mediation organizations in Texas: Texas Association of Mediators and Texas Mediator Trainers Roundtable. The first day, I gave the Trainers several skills for managing high-conflict people … Continue reading

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Three Theories of the High-Conflict Legal Case  © 2017 by Bill Eddy  High-conflict cases can be very confusing because it isn’t always clear which party is responsible for it becoming a high-conflict case. High-conflict cases increase the conflict, rather than … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Trump Presidency: High-Conflict on Steroids Guest By Don Saposnek, Ph.D. Trump is president. That is our current reality. While nobody would doubt that this presidential election process was extraordinary, the polarization of the political parties and of … Continue reading

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How High-Conflict Politicians Turn Peace into War [Excerpt from the 2012 book Splitting America by Bill Eddy and Don Saposnek, chapter 4] High-conflict people tend to turn peace into war, regardless of the setting they are in. They naturally see … Continue reading

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If Empathy is King, Are Boundaries It’s Queen with HCPs? by Megan Hunter, CEO Unhooked Media In a previous article in which I crowned EMPATHY as king when dealing with high-conflict personalities—those folks who are the most toxic, the most difficult of … Continue reading

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by John C. Edwards – Attorney, Mediator, National Trainer In a previous article, I wrote about the importance of leaving the critical decision making up to the parties to a mediation, especially if the party has a “high conflict personality.”  … Continue reading

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True or False? If You’re Not Willing To Adapt Your Strategy With High Conflict People, You Should Get Out Now © 2016 MEGAN HUNTER, MBA High-conflict cases in the courts and high-conflict personalities (HCPs) in the workplace get a lot … Continue reading

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by Shawn Skillin, Esq, mediator and HCI speaker (Article originally posted via Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego here.) I get calls all the time from one spouse who is in a great big hurry to get divorced. And … Continue reading

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