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Issues with High-Conflict Families
Issues with high-conflict families

There are many families who do not fit any of the patterns of domestic violence described in Chapter 2, yet experience a high degree of conflict. Many high-conflict families may experience intermittent outbursts of anger or violence. Even when they do not exhibit chronic violent patterns, these families are so conflicted that they routinely go back to court to solve what should be relatively simple problems. They may have problems scheduling holidays and vacations; they may argue during exchanges; they cannot communicate about child-related issues or decide on day care providers; they disagree on the times and places for exchanging the children; they argue about who will attend parent-teacher conferences, arrange and pay for health care, or attend the ...

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