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
So here we find ourselves. You living in the former matrimonial home with our three children. And I have not seen our children since July 2016. At time of writing that is now seventeen and a half months. Between us I am estimating that we must have spent in excess of £28,000 in legal fees. … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Alienating Mother of my Children
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
Prior to becoming an alienated parent some seventeen months ago, one of the most memorable and enjoyable past times I used to spend with my youngest child G, was watching the Disney film Frozen. The cynics amongst you may well raise an eyebrow to the cliched plot, the over merchandising and at the time the … Continue reading Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
So in terms of current recognition of parental alienation here in the UK, we have Anthony Douglas (Chief Executive) of Cafcass publicly stating via numerous mediums that parental alienation is a form of emotional abuse. He even goes so far as to state that parental alienation should be treated with the same severity of any … Continue reading The Madness of Parental Alienation
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.
I offered to write this piece as I wanted to share a view of parental alienation that I suspect is often missed. That of the child caught in the middle. My parents divorced when I was about nine. As divorces go, I imagine it was fairly amicable. When we (my younger brother, sister and I) … Continue reading Growing up with Parental Alienation
We represent a large group of alienated parents, grandparents and other family members who have been failed by a flawed system. As such, we felt we should urgently respond to The Guardian’s recent article crackdown on parental alienation could do more harm than good, dated 29th November 2017 written by Jane Fortin, Emeritus professor of law, at Sussex … Continue reading The Dangers of Dismissing Parental Alienation