Sometimes, despite our best efforts and desire to keep the family intact, divorce looms. Yet, how do you navigate divorce and custody issues with a partner whose high-conflict behavior has made divorce the only option? I asked William “Bill” Eddy, MCSW, JD, to offer some advice (below).
As an attorney, therapist, mediator, and president of the High Conflict Institute, Eddy provides consultations and training about managing high-conflict personalities to professionals, including attorneys, judges, mediators, mental health professionals, and human resource professionals.
By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.
President, High Conflict Institute
Some parents considering divorce have questions about dealing with the “High-Conflict” behavior of a partner whose untreated ADHD creates intractable problems. This is a familiar problem for any parent dealing with a High-Conflict co-parent who remains in denial about any mental-health condition. While I’m going to refer to an ex-husband here, the same information applies to ex-wives in denial about their own conditions.
The first three tips are reminders to yourself; the last four tips are actions to take. [Read more…]