Foreword: The High Conflict Co Parenting Survival Guide

By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. The High Conflict Co-Parenting Survival Guide By Megan Hunter and Andrea LaRochelle When I started reading The High-Conflict Co-Parenting Survival Guide, I was reminded of a study of parenting skills that was done several years ago on what makes a good parent.* After studying hundreds of practices and thousands of […]

Can High-Conflict People Change?

This is an increasingly important question in many areas of modern life, including in love relationships, in the workplace and in legal disputes. Major decisions are often made by assuming that someone will or won’t change their negative behaviors. Yet there are many factors that influence the likelihood that a difficult person will change—or not. The three most important factors are: which type of high-conflict personality they have, how severe their behavior is, and what their environments reinforce.

Dealing with Family Hostility at the Holiday Table?

©2018 Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. Watch out! Uncle Joe’s coming to the holiday dinner. Oh, no! Sister-in-law Mary is bringing her newest pet. And look out: Your father wants to talk politics, again! Here are four tips for managing them. How can you handle these potential family trouble-makers, who may thrive on stirring things up […]