Charles Dickens' 1843 novella A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge. A protagonist that is initially presented in the above tale as a cold-hearted, bitter individual.
The following is an individual’s experience of growing up with parental alienation. We have changed the individuals’ names in the following post. I never knew my mum. According to my dad and my two older brothers, she walked out on us all for another man when I was only three years of age. I remember as … Continue reading Parental Alienation; I Never Knew My Mum
Mental health problems continue to be a growing public health concern. The aim of the following paragraphs is to explore the current statistics associated with mental health and it's impact on adults and children alike and also highlight mental health's inextricable link with parental alienation. According to the 2013 Global Burden of Disease study, the predominant … Continue reading Mental Health & Parental Alienation
When my husband and I sit and think about our grandchildren which can be any given moment of any day or night, it breaks our hearts. It is now two years since we have seen or spoken to them. And if that is not hard enough it is the pain the lies have caused to them and … Continue reading It Takes Two People to Make a Lie Work
[Warning: The following is a parody quiz containing at times a disproportionate amount of sarcasm! No offence to any particular individuals is intended. The aim of this post is to highlight the lack of compassion and care along with the unbelievable amount of incompetence exhibited by numerous professionals that work within a flawed system that … Continue reading The Parental Alienation Quiz!
The recent snow here in the UK has reminded me of one of the best days of my life. A few years back now I went out for the day with my two boys, B and T; it had been snowing heavily and there was thick snow everywhere. What else is a loving father and … Continue reading One of the Best Days of My Life
As we are about to enter another year and are once again confronted with the somewhat cultural expectation to make New Years resolutions, some of us will see this annual cycle for what it is. A way of invoking a 'new beginning', an attempt to implement some positive changes in our lives. It could be … Continue reading New Years Resolutions and Coping with Parental Alienation
The 'season of goodwill' is one of many ubiquitous terms seen at this time of year, such terms conjure up memories and feelings of warmth that are synonymous with the coming Christmas period and in most induces a feeling of hope, a spirit of generosity and a kindly approach towards others. In this day and age when … Continue reading The Season of Goodwill ‘Versus’ Parental Alienation
I have been touched by the cruelty of parental alienation. Perhaps from a distance but enough to have made me actually cry last Christmas. And enough for me to get so frustrated at the futility of the battle that I could explode! “These young children were brainwashed, denied the truth and denied their father.” You … Continue reading Touched by the Cruelty of Parental Alienation
As regular readers of this blog will be aware I was recently invited to talk about parental alienation as part of a book launch. Colin Ward (twitter.com/ColinWardWriter) the author of his newly published novel To Die For kindly invited me along to give a talk on the subject as parental alienation features heavily in his … Continue reading Reflecting on my First Public Speech on Parental Alienation