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High-Conflict Divorce Counseling

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What is high-conflict and what keeps conflict going?

High-conflict is characterized by ongoing disagreement and an inability to reach mutual agreement. The differences or values that are held by each party may be stark and incompatible. High-conflict is expressed through blame, shame, put-downs, and verbal abuse. High-conflict leads to chronic stress.  Physical symptoms of high-conflict can include: headaches, stomachs, racing heart, insomnia, and other illness. It can lead…
Sonia Brill
July 28, 2016
High-Conflict Divorce Counseling

Divorcing the Narcissistic Ex

With weary eyes, Jon (name changed for privacy) shook his head in disgust. He logged onto Talking Parents.com and waiting were seven long messages. His stomach turned in knots, "what entitled BS am I faced with this time?" he muttered to himself.  Oh no, he said. She's planned a fourteen day cruise with the children without getting my prior agreement.…
Sonia Brill
May 7, 2016
High-Conflict Divorce Counseling

More on the Adult-Child Syndrome

I have previously written on the subject of what I coined to be the “adult-child syndrome”. I have used this term to describe a way of relating or behaving in which an adult resorts to throwing tantrums, much like a child. Have you ever encountered an adult who slams doors, shuts down, screams, yells, becomes silent, avoids, places blocks, makes…
Sonia Brill
March 9, 2016
High-Conflict Divorce Counseling

Anger and Angry Relationships

The other day, my client came into the office and she said: “I threw my life away with my husband,” a woman sobbed, as she talked of her story about anger. “I was not myself. I felt so enraged, filled with emotion, that I would say the most horrid things. I would tell him, ‘I hope you get hit by a…
Sonia Brill
February 13, 2016