Divorce High Conflict and Toxic Stress. Your Number One Obligation is to Protect Your Children

Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

Divorce High Conflict and Toxic Stress: Your Number One Obligation is to Protect Your Children

At D’Arienzo Psychology, we know how stressful divorce can be on the parents and children involved. Our Clinical Psychologist and Relationship Expert developed a High Conflict Co-Parenting Course for parents experiencing parenting issues related to divorce. Our High Conflict Co-Parenting Course will be useful for you if you find yourself experiencing any of these listed difficulties below:

Triggered Easily

No matter what, you and your co-parent seem to always find yourselves in a heated fight or argument. You tend to avoid making joint decisions.

Safety Concerns

Your child’s safety and well-being should be your top priority. If one or both of you have a history of violence, substance use, or psychological issues, your child’s safety is in jeopardy. 

Over Relying on Litigation

You cannot seem to decide without legal counsel or court involvement. It does not matter if it is a major or minor decision, both parents cannot agree without legal help.

Ground Hog Day Co-Parenting 

It seems like disagreements are never-ending. You and your co-parent are re-visiting the same issue over and over again. Even problems that you think you already worked through are coming back up. 

Alienating Conflict

One or both parents are going against the other parent. Constant conflict is impacting the child’s relationship with the alienated parent.

The New Parenting Standard 

It seems like no matter what you do is never good enough for your co-parent. Their standards seem to be out of this world, especially after you separated.

Your Number One Obligation is to Protect Your Children 

Our course emphasizes the importance of keeping your children safe during a high conflict divorce. Our course includes an exercise that helps you identify high-conflict parenting examples. These examples are listed below: 

  • Hearing hurtful words and insults about or toward the other parent.
  • Hearing scary, negative tones or threats in a parent’s voice.
  • Watching a parent being humiliated or hurt.
  • Hearing a parent screaming and crying.
  • Hearing a parent harshly blaming the other parent.
  • Feeling forced to pick a parent over the other.
  • Perceiving a parent’s withdrawal.
  • Hearing the whispering of an older sibling or family member about what is happening.
  • Seeing signs of violence such as bruising, another injury, or one parent being fearful of the other.

Our High Conflict Co-Parenting Course will not only help you navigate this difficult time with your co-parent, but it will also promote your child’s safety and well-being. For 49.99, you will receive immediate access to our Eight Hour High Conflict Divorce Course. After completing the quiz, a certificate will automatically email to you.

Purchase Our High Conflict Co-Parenting Course Here