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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

Further Listening

Each week, Bill Eddy and Megan Hunter will be exploring 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.

Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.

Bill Eddy is HCI’s co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer. He pioneered the High Conflict Personality Theory (HCP) and is viewed globally as the leading expert on managing disputes involving people with high conflict personalities.

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Megan Hunter, MBA

Megan Hunter is HCI’s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. Within her role at HCI, she also serves as a leading expert in high conflict personalities in all settings, focusing primarily on the workplace, customer service, government/public service, ombuds, and religious organizations. Her degrees in business and economics combined with her years of experience in the legal arena are a valuable blend for many conflict settings.

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Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.

Bill Eddy is HCI’s co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer. He pioneered the High Conflict Personality Theory (HCP) and is viewed globally as the leading expert on managing disputes involving people with high conflict personalities.

Megan Zoom

Megan Hunter, MBA

Megan Hunter is HCI’s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. Within her role at HCI, she also serves as a leading expert in high conflict personalities in all settings, focusing primarily on the workplace, customer service, government/public service, ombuds, and religious organizations. Her degrees in business and economics combined with her years of experience in the legal arena are a valuable blend for many conflict settings.