Those of us who have had the truly devastating experience of estrangement/alienation know only too well the damage it causes. When I became a grandparent for the first time, it was a truly magical time, somehow getting my head around the fact that a child of mine had now become a parent himself was surreal. … Continue reading The Sun Will Rise
The third post in a series by a father in a shared parenting situation, complicated by hundreds of miles and a hostile ex and new partner. He gives a valuable insight into another form of alienation, the use of divide and conquer tactics to manipulate siblings into abusing the target parent. The impact on the children … Continue reading Trudge On or Give Up. What Other Choice is There?
This is the second part of our blog by the reunification expert team, illustrating that re-connecting, even after extreme alienation, is not only achievable, but that there is a proven pathway that alienated parents can follow. We last left the story at the point in the process where the little boy had been re-introduced to … Continue reading PA: Reunification Case Study Part II
What follows is the second instalment of a story a father shared with us in a previous blog. He shares the care of his children who are now split between two households, his ex having moved hundreds of miles away with her boyfriend, having simply abducted them from school one day. He still has primary … Continue reading Parental Alienation; The Constrictor Tightens its Grip
Part II of our guest post from a professional head of social care. Parent Alienation: Is it Me? In part one I talked about the need to make a concerted effort to combat parent alienation, positively targeting marginalised men as an antidote to the growing problem of fatherlessness. I talked about my belief in shared … Continue reading PA: Another progressive voice for change (Part II)
We are very pleased to provide a platform for another progressive voice for change. This time, our guest blogger is a senior social services manager who is a change catalyst within her social services department. She recognises that parent alienation is extremely concerning and a growing problem, largely because it is not properly understood, is … Continue reading PA: Is it me? Including not excluding fathers
Second guest post by one of our parents, a father who currently shares residency status with the children split between two households. "I’ll admit it. I’m scared." Bullying is defined as someone with power over another using that power to cause them harm. I know that feeling all too well. My former wife abused her … Continue reading We’re Still Being Bullied and I’m Scared, Really Scared!
Dear reader, Apologies for not writing for a while but have been working. I am reminded of the old story of King Solomon and his decision. The story recounts that two mothers living in the same house, each the mother of an infant son, came to Solomon. One of the babies had died, and each … Continue reading Solomon’s Choice
[The following is written by an anonymous contributor] I see a lot written by parents about "corrupt" or unscrupulous solicitors and legal professionals. I’m going to try and write something positive for a change. I have never fully added it up but I spent about £50,000 on legal fees. I don’t want to add it … Continue reading Family lawyers: they’re not ALL bad. Honest!
You've heard the phrase "it takes two to tango?" Well parent alienation requires an antagonist and an antagonised, a targeter and a target and a resident parent and a non-resident, in that order. While there are a few exceptions to the rule, because parent alienation is the act of one parent turning the children against … Continue reading The shadow on the wall – Interview with a self-confessed (but reformed) parent alienator.