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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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So, Can Personalities Change – or Not?  © 2016 Bill Eddy Question from Reader: On page 23 of It’s all your Fault at Work you mention that the key difference between high-conflict people and reasonable people is whether or not they look … Continue reading

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Trump’s Seductive Words © 2016 by Bill Eddy In an article published on June 8, 2016, research by Survey Sampling International showed that Donald Trump’s statements attract more independent voters than repel them. (SSI Study Explains the Trump Phenomenon: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ssi-study-explains-the-trump-phenomenon-300281529.html)  … Continue reading

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As we enter 2016, fear is in the air – worldwide. With the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, fear of terrorism is polling at its highest in the United States since 2001. The 2016 Presidential Elections have been … Continue reading

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Times have changed. Incivility is growing in the workplace, as well as in most areas of our society. How big of a problem is this? Why is this happening? And what can be done about it – as individuals and … Continue reading

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Thanks for all your thoughtful comments about my Shared Parenting Presumption postings earlier this month. First, I’d like to clarify some of the effects of presumptions in a legal context, in response to some concerns. A legal presumption (like the … Continue reading

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Avoid Admonishments Admonishments are really personal criticisms by a person in a superior role, such as a parent or a judge. High-conflict people interpret them as a personal attack, for the reasons explained above. For example, you might feel like … Continue reading

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Oh, Brother! Many families worldwide have an HCP who still depends on other family members as an adult to solve their routine personal problems – and angrily blames them when they don’t do it the way the HCP wants. I’m … Continue reading

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Read our November Newsletter. EXCERPT: We all have dealings with high-conflict people, in our families, at work and in our communities…      

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