The High-Conflict Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Reclaim Your Life One Week at a Time

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About the Author

Megan Hunter, MBA, an expert on high-conflict disputes, is co-founder and CEO of the High Conflict Institute along with Bill Eddy, LCSW., Esq. who developed the high-conflict personality theory. Megan has trained professionals in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Israel, Italy, Scotland, and South Africa on handling high-conflict legal, workplace and relationship disputes and served as the Family Law Specialist at the Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Office of the Courts. She is co-author with Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. of Dating Radar: Why Your Brain Says Yes to "The One" Who Will Make Your Life Hell and author of Bait & Switch: Saving Your Relationship After Incredible Romance Turns Into Exhausting Chaos.

Andrea LaRochelle is a Registered Family Mediator with over fifteen years' experience helping families through the challenges of separation and divorce. She is a trainer and speaker with the High Conflict Institute and serves on the board of the Alberta Family Mediation Society. She specializes in showing parents how to improve co-parenting communication and manage conflict more effectively, so their kids can focus on being kids. She is author of I'm Done!: Take Control of Your High Conflict Divorce' and the Goodbye Bugs children's series, including: Goodbye Angry Bugs, Goodbye Teary Bugs, and Goodbye Worry Bugsco-author (with Megan Hunter) of The Co-parenting Wellness Planner.

High Conflict Co-Parenting Survival Guide Testimonials

I've worked as a psychologist with high-conflict separating parents for over twenty years. Because I mainly do evaluations, by time they come to me, conflict is entrenched, and my role is to make recommendations about how parenting time should be divided. By this time, it is difficult to change the pattern of conflict that exists.

I have often wished that these parents would have had a way to understand what is happening to them, frame it in a way that is free of blame (toward themselves or their co-parent), and take bite-sized steps to heal and to step out of the patterns of conflict interfere with being the best parent possible. InHigh-Conflict Co-Parenting: The Survival Guide, Megan and Andrea do just that! Their book is accessible; it provides enough background and context to help parents make sense of their high-conflict situation without being overly academic or too psychological.

Counsellors and therapists, this book will provide a great supplement to your work, and will provide grist for your sessions when clients seem stuck. Family lawyers, you should have stack of these in your reception are, free for the taking. Megan and Andrea, thanks for an accessible resource. Your passion for helping people sidestep patterns of conflict and be the best parent possible shines through.

Jeff Chang, Ph.D., R.Psych.

Consulting psychologist and professor

A simple, direct and informative guide, that has all the ingredients to support parents to take back their personal power, to heal by acknowledging and moving hard feelings through their bodies. The book offers practical strategies to engage high conflict co-parents in effective communication which ultimately will have a positive impact on the children or divorce. A must read if you are embroiled in a challenging co-parent relationship and want your life back.

Tasha Belix, M.A., Registered Psychologist

Tasha Belix Psychology Ltd.

Clinical Director, Child & Family Therapist

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I was initially leery to pick up and read yet another Survival Guide on High Conflict families - but I was most pleasantly surprised. The authors have taken a complicated area and have given back an easy-to-read and, more importantly, a practical resource for parents. Using terms like 'flexible thinking' and the fun 'two-minute tango', the book is filled with some real gems of knowledge and practical advice.

Lonny Balbi, QC

Family Law Lawyer, Mediator and Arbitrator

Balbi & Co. Legal Centre

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As a lawyer who represents children when their parents are involved in a high conflict divorce, I was thrilled to read "The High Conflict Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Reclaim your life one week at a time".

In my thirty (30) years of practice, I have not encountered such a gem of a book. It is a simple step by step - week by week guide for parents to regain and retain their own mental health no matter what the other parent may choose to do. It is well written and easy to comprehend. The underlying theme is the realization that although we cannot control how the other parent may behave, we can change our own reaction to them so that our existence can be one of peace and clarity.

I shall be recommending this Guide to all of the parents I encounter as a healthy way to interact with their respective co-parent.

Terri L. Mair

Barrister & Solicitor

Counsel for Children

This handy guide focuses on what you can do to manage your own stress and do your part in demonstrating health relationship skills with your co-parent--even with a high-conflict co-parent. Andrea's and Megan's weekly tips will help you stay (and regain) calm and stay on (and regain) the positive side while reasonably communicating, making decisions and resolving conflicts with other adults in your life. Just showing your child how well you are surviving this co-parenting business will put them on a good path for life. As the subtitle says, you can Reclaim Your Life One Week at a Time.

Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.

Co-Founder, High Conflict Institute

Author & Developer of New Ways for Families(R) Method


I have worked with High Conflict Personalities for more than twenty years as a Parenting Coordinator and an Arbitrator. This book offers co-parents a practical, hand-on, guide in traversing the stormy seas of a high conflict parenting situation. This book will benefit not only the parents but those of us who work with them.

Jim Pender, MSW, RSW, Ph.D., (Ed.), CHRP, ICADC

Jim Pender Counseling & Consulting

"Finally! A workbook for shifting patterns and improving lives. Most writing in this area tells you what's wrong, this one holds your hand and walks you through it."

"If you've ever wished there was someone to hold your hand through the conflict then this book is for you. It's a step-by-step guide to taking back your control."

"As a family lawyer I know separation sends clients spinning. I need my clients to stop being triggered by their ex! Finally, this is a resource that will help ground them!"

Stephanie McLean

Degree: Juris Doctorate

Former Alberta Minister of Status of Women