4 Mistakes to Avoid with Difficult People

Posted on January 8, 2018 by billeddy

Do you ever feel like you are spinning your wheels with a habitually difficult person? Why don’t they ever seem to “get it”? We have a saying at HCI that “It’s NOT about you!” However, if we keep trying the … Continue reading →

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3 Tips to Help Spot a High Conflict Person

Posted on December 10, 2017 by billeddy

Did the shooter in Las Vegas have a high-conflict personality? Does the President have a high-conflict personality? What about all the people recently accused of sexual misconduct? How do you tell who these people are before you become entangled with them?  … Continue reading →

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Violence: Watching vs Reading about It

Posted on October 6, 2017 by billeddy

Violence: Watching vs Reading about It © 2017 Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. I have been asked about the difference between watching a violent movie and reading about violence. This question has even more relevance this week, when thinking about watching … Continue reading →

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How to Deal with an Interrogator

Posted on October 2, 2017 by billeddy

How to Deal with an Interrogator © Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. I have been asked to give some suggestions for dealing with a parent who constantly interrogates the children and the spouse like this: “Where are you going (the partner/child … Continue reading →

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Dating Radar: Your X-Ray Vision In A New Relationship

Posted on September 26, 2017 by billeddy

Dating Radar: Your X-Ray Vision In A New Relationship © 2016 Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. and Megan Hunter, MBA “He’s just no good for you!” “But I love him!” “She’s trouble, I’m telling you!” “But I love her!” This is … Continue reading →

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Teaching “Making Proposals” in Australia

Posted on September 11, 2017 by billeddy

Teaching “Making Proposals” in Australia ©2017 Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. Once again, for my sixth year, I’m teaching down under in Melbourne (pronounced “Melbin”) Australia. My primary work here is teach a 3-day (8 hours a day) law school course … Continue reading →

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5 Tips for Setting Boundaries in Relationships

Posted on September 5, 2017 by billeddy

5 Tips for Setting Boundaries in Relationships © 2017 By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. We continue to get requests for suggestions for setting boundaries in relationships—especially when there is a high-conflict person involved. (See past articles: Boundaries in Separation and … Continue reading →

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Question from Reader: Have I been angry too long?

Posted on August 21, 2017 by billeddy

We received an excellent question from one of our followers: How do you know if you’ve been angry for too long? Here is our response: Dear Recovering, You have asked what is considered a normal time to recover from a … Continue reading →

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Why Trump Can’t Learn

Posted on August 7, 2017 by billeddy

Once again, today’s news raises issues that I addressed a year ago regarding candidate Donald Trump. It amazes me how many people expect change and improvement from those who demonstrate the four key high-conflict personality characteristics: all-or-nothing thinking, unmanaged emotions, … Continue reading →

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Negative Advocates for Trump

Posted on July 31, 2017 by billeddy

Negative Advocates for Trump © 2017 Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. With all the Trump White House changes going on the past week, I thought it might be appropriate to explain the concept of Negative Advocates, and how it might help … Continue reading →

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