Exposure to parent conflict hurts parents and children!
High conflict parents never thought they'd end up in a divorce battle that never ends, but that is how it seems when dealing with hostile co-parenting situations. Failure to communicate effectively results in chaos, added stress and higher legal bills. It doesn't have to be that way. Some family court professionals have little understanding of what drives high conflict. Without some understanding of what is driving the conflict, there is little hope that they can help parents come up with solutions.
Susan Carpenter understands that high conflict divorce often stems from underlying issues of domestic abuse, chemical dependency and mental health issues that get in the way, but there is also underlying generational and historical relationship trauma that interferes with the ability to move on after divorce and develop an effective co-parenting relationship. Adult children of divorce, abuse, and family relationship dysfunction are the usual types of parents who end up labeled as "high conflict". However, highly dysfunctional marriage will become highly dysfunctional divorce when there has been no intervention to address the toxic patterns of the relationship. She is always striving to help families escape the adversarial court arena and get back to life balance. We cannot ignore the past, but we can move beyond what has happened.
As a mediator, coach and educator, she is a true advocate for the high conflict family, working with parents to minimize the effects of long term court battles in their lives. If you are tired of the battle, want to take your life back and move your life in a new direction, Life's Doors Mediation can help parents jointly or individually. When you feel overwhelmed by a system that you don’t understand or by life events beyond your control, Life’s Doors Mediation is here to help with a unique understanding of divorce and co-parent conflict. You can stop fighting with a hostile ex and be the best parent you can be, learn better ways to communicate and co-parent. Don't be left frustrated and confused when the other parent refuses to get on board. Focus on your children and learn how to disengage from the fight.
While I would prefer to provide one-on-one coaching services to parents experiencing high conflict divorce, I do offer services to both parents in roles designed to move their disputes out of court. For more information on those roles, click here. For information on confidential one on one services, click here.