When I hear people simplify parent alienation dynamics into those with personality disorders vs those without, or the abnormal vs the normal, it troubles me. The act of alienating one parent from their own children on purpose, despite full knowledge of what that will do to the children in particular, may seem like the work … Continue reading Empaths vs Narcissists: people are not all dark or all light.
I once heard parent alienation, where one parent has to get through each day with a living bereavement, poignantly described as "drowning in a sea of hope being hit by endless waves of grief." If you've ever been unfortunate enough to see someone actually struggling in water, they are literally consumed by a largely alien, … Continue reading Why does so much PA advice describe water to the drowning?
I was triggered to write that headline by a programme on Woman's Hour on Radio 4 this week which explored changing attitudes to what it still called "single parenting" in the UK. This has been a subject that has troubled me for years as it is clear to me that, probably since the early 80s … Continue reading Has parent alienation become a lifestyle brand?
I'm sure you've heard this phrase before. It's a romantic way of describing the strength of the maternal instinct as illustrated in nature by lionesses, mother bears, wolves etc fending off aggressive mates or other threats to her offspring. It's an oft-quoted cliche used by people defending alienating behaviour as it: casts the allegedly protective … Continue reading Don’t stand between a lioness and her cubs!
"It is like being stuck in a cage of pain" One of the many things that troubles me about combating the social disease of parent alienation is that it makes people do things they know are wrong, out of desperation . Because, to be blunt, when a parent believes that someone is abusing their children, … Continue reading A better way to end PA than just feeding the caged beast.
I wrote not that long ago about how, if there are at least 1 million children alienated from one of their parents in the UK alone, it means that a population the size of Wales and Scotland combined has been alienated from a child in their family. Some campaign groups estimate that the 1 million … Continue reading Parent Alienation: A Six Degree Chain of Separation
It is probably THE defining moment in life - when you look down into the face of your newborn baby for the first time, your eyes meet, you see the spark of new life and you both change forever. It is the embodiment of happiness. Suddenly you truly understand what it means to REALLY love … Continue reading Is family law the wolf at your door?
We quoted some potent statistics in the article we chose to herald in the New Year. The statistics came from a variety of reputable sources, but when compiled in one place they present the stark reality of parental alienation in the UK alone: 1 million children alienated from the non-resident parent (at least) 97% of … Continue reading 2018: Will Family Compassion Finally Beat Alienation?
Article 24(3) of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights states that: "Every child shall have the right to maintain on a regular basis a personal relationship and direct contact with both his/her parents, unless contrary to his/her interests". So how are those fine words working out in practice? Around 1 in 3 marriages end in … Continue reading If 2017 was the year of alienation, what will 2018 bring?