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Nonviolent High-Conflict Families
Nonviolent high-conflict families

Research on high-conflict families (Johnston, 1994; Johnston & Campbell, 1988; Johnston & Roseby, 1997; Johnston, Roseby, & Kuehnle, 2009) reveals a continuum of problems between divorcing parents and a variety of factors that contribute to the problems. Some families are mildly entrenched in conflict and can benefit from guidance and structured recommendations. The more difficult of these families may seem to make little progress, even with rather extensive intervention (e.g., therapy and case management). Some parents have personality traits that exacerbate conflicts, perhaps by exaggerating or being quite rigid. In the next section, I will focus on the way in which the parents' respective personality traits contribute to the degree and nature of the conflict. One of the most challenging ...

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