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Parental Alienation

Is Your Ex Turning Your Child Against You?

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 10.19.2014 | Divorce
Joseph E. Cordell

When a divorce involves minor children, their best interests must be kept as a top priority throughout the dissolution process and continuing after the divorce is final.

Parental Conflict Alienates, Hurts and Changes Children of Divorce Long-Term

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 10.18.2014 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

Children derive security from parental love, support and protection. Even after divorce, if the children feel both parents are still there for them -- participating in their lives and providing love and guidance -- they can thrive.

Are Child Custody Laws That Treat Parental Gatekeeping Like Child Abuse Long Overdue?

B. Robert Farzad | Posted 10.12.2014 | Divorce
B. Robert Farzad

Parental gatekeeping is not an everyday word intact or separated families use but it has a very real impact and import on child custody cases. Are laws against reckless or malicious, restrictive gatekeeping overdue or is this a solution looking for a problem?

A Lesson From Philomena

Mark Roseman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Divorce
Mark Roseman

I intended to be one of just a handful of patrons attending a recent performance in Delray Beach, FL of the new BBC film, Philomena. Philomena. This f...

Teens Taking Sides a Painful Consequence of Divorce

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 11.18.2013 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

While there is never a one-size-fits all answer to relationship questions, I'm sharing my response with you as a perspective worth considering.

Custody Battles: Are They Worth the Fight?

Pauline Gaines | Posted 07.07.2013 | Divorce
Pauline Gaines

'm not sure that any custody battle is worth it. Kids are always sucked into the vortex of conflict and the richer, crazier parent is usually the victor.

In Defense Of Non-Custodial Mothers

Pauline Gaines | Posted 01.30.2013 | Divorce
Pauline Gaines

I chose, after a long, deliberate and painstaking process, to give my ex-husband essentially full custody of one of my children. It was the most wrenching decision of my life, but one that I felt I had to make.

American Psychiatric Association Makes Controversial Ruling

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 09.21.2012 | Divorce

NEW YORK -- Rebuffing an intensive lobbying campaign, a task force of the American Psychiatric Association has decided not to list the disputed concep...

What Co-Parenting Exes Need To Remember

Virginia Gilbert, MFT | Posted 10.03.2012 | Divorce
Virginia Gilbert, MFT

One of the most misguided concepts divorced couples with children have is that they will actually be able to get divorced.

Why I Wish My Husband Was My Ex-Husband

Pauline Gaines | Posted 06.19.2012 | Divorce
Pauline Gaines

On more than occasion I have gazed into my second husband's eyes, sighed wistfully, and murmured: "I wish you were my ex-husband.

College Helps Renew Parent-Child Ties

Richard Warshak | Posted 11.05.2011 | Divorce
Richard Warshak

Going off to college clearly stirred renewed affection and appreciation for parents. I have never seen or heard this phenomenon discussed in print or at professional conferences. But it was very real to those of us in Founders Hall, Ithaca, back in 1966.

The Unlikely Source For America's Next Sweeping Divorce Reform

Richard Warshak | Posted 10.16.2011 | Divorce
Richard Warshak

Most people never have their day in court. They have no need. They commit no crimes. They avoid lawsuits. And they never testify at a trial. Most of u...

Why Are We So Quick To Believe Nasty Claims Against Men?

Vicki Larson | Posted 09.11.2011 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Gabriel Aubry is being a bad dad. Well, we don't know that for a fact; all we know is that actress Halle Berry, with whom the model had a daughter, no...

Have Primary Custody? Want To Relocate? Not So Fast

Lee Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Lee Block

Will he let me move? This was the main question that was asked the other night while at dinner with some divorced girlfriends and it got me thinking....

When Kids Need to Know Bad Things About a Parent - Part 2

Richard Warshak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Richard Warshak

You are convinced that your child's other parent, or a grandparent is bad, and the kids should know about it. Do they really need to hear what you have to say?

Parental Alienation: It's About More Than "A Uterus, Divorce Papers and Bruises"

Cathy Meyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Cathy Meyer

Over the last few months Father's Rights activists have been attempting to have Parental Alienation Disorder...

Top 10 Divorce Issues Of 2010

Henry Gornbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

This past decade has challenged us all with a roller coaster ride of emotional events to say the least! We have been through 9-11, wars in Iraq and A...

WATCH: Law & Order Tackles Parental Alienation

Huffington Post | Sara Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Parental Alienation doesn't often make it to Prime Time. The term--which is well known in child custody circles, and refers children who internalize ...

Stop Divorce Poison: Save Your Kids From Parental Alienation

Richard Warshak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Richard Warshak

Through persistent bad-mouthing, some parents manipulate their children to reject the other parent in the same way a politician paints a unfavorable picture to alienate voters from the opponent.

A Letter From a Reader of My Book

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alec Baldwin

This is a letter that I recently received from a divorced man in California who read my book and identifies with the story I told.

Who "Gets" the Child?

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

The need to expose insidiously sadistic and needy clinicians with lofty affectations is nowhere more crucial than when they do toxic and lasting damage in the guise of protecting the child.