Men, try to treat your new relationship as you would have treated any new relationship before your HCP ex taught you to walk on eggshells.3) Enforce boundaries with your family of origin post-divorce.It might seem like you’re protecting your new love from the Crazy storm that is your HCP ex by keeping her a secret.
This may sound like contradictory advice and, in a sense, it is.
I suggest you re-think that approach if you’re interested in finding and keeping a new partner.
4) Avoid the step-monster trap that will surely be set by your HCP ex.
After freeing oneself of a relationship with a high-conflict personality (HCP) spouse or significant other, most people feel a great sense of relief.
When I met my now husband, he’d been divorced for 2 years.