How High-Conflict Politicians Turn Peace into War

[Excerpt from the 2012 book Splitting America by Bill Eddy and Don Saposnek, chapter 4] ©2012 Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. and Don Saposnek High conflict people tend to turn peace into war, regardless of the setting they are in. They naturally see the world in highly adversarial terms. They really trust no one except themselves […]

How Political “Splitting” Encourages Violence

© 2012 By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. and Don Saposnek, Ph.D In our recent book, Splitting America, we explain the process of “splitting,” which often occurs in high-conflict divorces. After one or both parents 1) repeatedly blames the other entirely for the divorce, 2) repeatedly makes personal attacks (he/she is stupid-evil-and-immoral), and 3) repeatedly uses […]

Hostile Election Talk Risks Permanent “Splitting”

© 2012 By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. and Don Saposnek, Ph.D The glut of on-going hostile comments in national, state and local elections these days has reached a new low. Let’s not argue over whose fault it is – it’s everyone’s fault who participates. But, what’s the harm? After all, won’t it be over in […]