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It's All Your Fault episode 132

A High Conflict Divorce with a (rare) Successful Outcome

High conflict divorce is one the hardest trials one can go through. It’s so hard on parents and on their children. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it looks like from the inside, from someone who has been through it and come out the other side with good outcomes, listen to this episode featuring Bill and Megan’s guest, Shannon Jenkins from the podcast Starting Over with Shannon.

After hearing a bit of Shannon’s story, Bill and Megan will talk with her about:

  • these many downs and a limited number of ups in high conflict cases
  • strategies Shannon used in her own case that had positive results
  • what made the case seem high conflict to her
  • where she decided to go to get the best decisions in terms of parenting plans, finance, relocation efforts, and other major decisions (mediation, direct negotiations, court, out-of-court)
  • domestic violence and child abuse allegations, and other “distractions” and “manipulations” used in the case
  • some hopeful tips and encouragement for listeners who may be walking the path of high conflict separation, divorce and parenting/co-parenting

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Note: We are not diagnosing anyone in our discussions, merely discussing patterns of behavior.

  • (00:00) – Welcome to It’s All Your Fault
  • (01:50) – Meet Shannon Jenkins
  • (03:18) – Why Start Over?
  • (05:49) – What Made the Divorce High Conflict?
  • (09:44) – Finding How to Approach the Case
  • (12:21) – Business Law
  • (13:40) – The Hague Convention
  • (15:21) – Some of the High Conflict Issues
  • (18:47) – What Made It Work?
  • (22:44) – Her Support Structure
  • (28:05) – How Things Turned Out
  • (32:17) – Confusion
  • (34:31) – How Her Son’s Doing
  • (36:01) – Wrapping Up
  • (38:23) – Reminders & Coming Next Week: Susie Rayner

Hosted by Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. and Megan Hunter, MBA, It’s All Your Fault! High Conflict People explores the five types of people who can ruin your life—people with high conflict personalities and how they weave themselves into our lives in romance, at work, next door, at school, places of worship, and just about everywhere, causing chaos, exhaustion, and dread for everyone else.