Counseling for Men with a
The High Conflict Ex-Spouse
Some men are experiencing a highly volatile ex-spouse who seems to have an agenda that is to destroy him. She is often highly litigious with multiple legal motions (and sometimes police involvement) that go nowhere but are expensive and gut-wrenching for everyone involved. She may use the children as bargaining chips. She typically has a history of repeatedly hiring legal professionals in short-term engagements to realize her agenda. Her actions are an extension of her volatile nature which means mundane discussions can easily turn in to yelling matches. All the while, kids are in the middle of this ongoing tornado and getting disparaging messages about their father who's trying his best to be a good dad.
To be clear, men are capable of being highly destructive to their ex-spouse and kids as well. There are many fantastic attorneys and therapists who can help women protect themselves from men with this narcissistic nature. However, it's a less-known reality that some men are experiencing the flip-side of this destructive relationship where their ex-wife is abusive and using the legal system and children in a destructive manner. It's my honor to help men address the emotional side of this confusing and crushing dynamic.
This Quick Guide offers tips from Suzy Yehl Marta who started Rainbows for All Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to being the premier source of support for all youth as they navigate grief and heal from loss.