The High-Conflict Co-Parenting Survival Guide

The High-Conflict Co-Parenting Survival Guide


Reclaim Your Life One Week at a Time

By Megan Hunter, MBA and Andrea LaRochelle

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By Megan Hunter, MBA and Andrea LaRochelle, RFM
Foreword by Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.

Divorce is hard enough even in the best of circumstances. But what if:

  • your spouse is trying to turn the kids against you?

  • your ex is hauling you into court over every little thing?

  • you’re being falsely accused of child abuse or domestic violence?

  • you’ve been cut off from your children entirely?

High-conflict divorce is just about the most devastating, soul-wrecking experience imaginable. The unrelenting chaos and pain can leave you exhausted and despairing. Legal fees can become a huge strain. And most importantly, there’s the impact on your children, who may be grappling with anxiety, struggling at school, acting out, or turning to substances to cope.

How can you keep it all together? In The High-Conflict Co-Parenting Survival Guide, high-conflict divorce experts Megan Hunter and Andrea LaRochelle offer hope and a wealth of advice. The healthier you are as a parent, the better you’ll be able to help your children. Week by week, the authors guide you in taking care of yourself while navigating conflict. You’ll learn practical strategies for handling the most common co-parenting scenarios. And you’ll discover new ways to manage your own anger, worry, fear, stress, and grief.

As hard as it may be to believe right now, it is possible to move beyond the conflict. You can overcome the frustration, regain your balance, and ultimately find freedom – from the overwhelming feelings, from the drama, and from your ex’s hold on your life. This book shows you how.

Book Details

Publication date:  October 8, 2019
Pages: 160
Binding: paperback
ISBN (print): 978-936268306
ISBN (ebook): 978-1936268931

Megan Hunter, MBA, is an author, speaker, and expert on high-conflict disputes and complicated relationships. She is CEO and co-founder of the High Conflict Institute, and CEO/founder Unhooked Media. Megan has provided training in the U.S., Australia, Israel, Canada, and South Africa on managing high-conflict personalities, specializing in Borderline Personality Disorder.  She was Family Law Specialist at Arizona Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts, and a member of the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners. She is co-author of Dating Radar with Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq., and author of Bait & Switch.

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 Bugs.


Bill Eddy is an award-winning author, lawyer, therapist, mediator and the President of High Conflict Institute. He developed the "High Conflict Personality" theory (HCP Theory) and is an international expert on managing high-conflict disputes.

As an attorney, Bill is a Certified Family Law Specialist in California and the Senior Family Mediator at the National Conflict Resolution Center in San Diego. Prior to becoming an attorney in 1992, he was a Licensed Clinical Social worker with twelve years’ experience providing therapy to children, adults, couples and families in psychiatric hospitals and outpatient clinics. He has taught Negotiation and Mediation at the University of San Diego School of Law for six years and he is on the part-time faculty of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law and the National Judicial College.


Week 25: Nice
Week 26: Hope
Week 27: Fair
Week 28: Despair
Progress Check-In
Week 29: Procrastination
Week 30: Crumbs
Week 31: Balanced
Week 32: Learned Helplessness
Progress Check-In
Week 33: Digestion
Week 34: Pleaser
Week 35: Triggered
Week 36: Boundaries - Part 2
Progress Check-In
Week 37: Invisible
Week 38: Simple
Week 39: Happy
Week 40: Permission
Progress Check-In
Week 41: Self-love
Week 42: Numb
Week 43: Anger
Week 44: Bliss
Progress Check-In
Week 45: Terror
Week 46: Mourning
Week 47: Unconditional - Part 1
Week 48: Unconditional - Part 2
Progress Check-In
Week 49: Brave
Week 50: Cultivate
Week 51: Freedom
Week 52: Find the Good
Wellness Assessment
About the Authors

Table of Contents

How to Use this Guide
Have. Feel. Move.
High-Conflict Strategies
Wellness Assessment
Week 1: How Did This Happen to Me?
Week 2: You Don’t Need Fixing
Week 3: Until’isms
Week 4: I’m in a Hurry
Progress Check-In
Week 5: Side Effects
Week 6: Perfect
Week 7: Unfair
Week 8: What If
Progress Check-In
Week 9: Indecision
Week 10: Hate. Part 1
Week 11: Hate. Part 2
Week 12: Exhale
Progress Check-In
Week 13: Paralyzed
Week 14: Control
Week 15: Chocolate
Week 16: Easy
Progress Check-In
Week 17: Martyr
Week 18: Boundaries - Part 1
Week 19: Trust
Week 20:Guilt
Progress Check-In
Week 21: Unsettled
Week 22: Resistance
Week 23: Pause
Week 24: The Voice
Progress Check-In