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Parental Alienation

The Zero Sum Game Of Parental Alienation

Traci L. Slatton | Posted 12.28.2016 | Parents
Traci L. Slatton

This is the time of year when families draw together, but some parents don't get to experience that, despite longing for it fiercely. I've written bef...

I Fought Parental Alienation with Love... and Love Won

Berni Xiong | Posted 04.27.2016 | Divorce
Berni Xiong

In October of 2012, I began harboring a deep, dark secret for over 6 months that put me in a downward spiral for the majority of 2013. My ex-husband a...

Wolferts Sisters Face Possible Return to Alleged Abuser

Hope Loudon | Posted 01.25.2017 | Crime
Hope Loudon

The famous Wolferts sisters, Danielle and Sydney, disappeared July 17, 2014 and remained in hiding until found safely with their mother on January 3rd...

Controversial Forced "Therapy" for Tsimhoni Children Was Unsuccessful and Traumatic

Hope Loudon | Posted 12.04.2016 | Crime
Hope Loudon

This summer, Judge Gorcyca shocked the world when she berated the Tsimhoni children (ages 9, 10, and 14), compared them to the disciples of Charles Manson, and sent them to juvenile detention for refusing to see their father who they claim is abusive.

Missing Rucki Sisters Found: But Is That a Good Thing?

Hope Loudon | Posted 11.22.2016 | Crime
Hope Loudon

It might seem drastic for a network to hide children whose allegations of abuse have been ignored in court, but it is infinitely more disturbing that children would feel that running away is their only escape from abuse.

Colin's Story (From Nasty Divorce: A Kid's Eye View)

Marina Sbrochi | Posted 10.20.2016 | Divorce
Marina Sbrochi

Always feeling like the bad kid growing up, Colin felt everything was his fault. "My father was abusive to my mother. He was always angry. She was always crying. That is all I remember of my childhood.

Tsimhoni Children Placed in Father's Custody After Controversial Court-Ordered "Therapy"

Hope Loudon | Posted 09.17.2016 | Crime
Hope Loudon

The sanity of an adult who chose not to speak to someone they feared and rejected would not be so easily questioned, but Parental Alienation Syndrome pathologizes the child and discredits his/her feelings, beliefs, memories, and experiences.

Order in the Lunchroom: Parental Alienation

Penelope Hefner | Posted 07.24.2016 | Divorce
Penelope Hefner

On June 24, 2015, Michigan Judge Lisa Gorcyca ordered three children -- ages 9, 10 and 15 -- to a juvenile facility, known as Children's Village, for "failing to maintain a 'healthy relationship' with their father.

5 Tips for Sharing Custody

Marina Sbrochi | Posted 06.25.2016 | Divorce
Marina Sbrochi

Divorce. Not fun. Messy. Kids in the middle. It doesn't have to be this way. I had a "nice" divorce. This doesn't mean it didn't suck or there wasn't pain or hurt. It just means we didn't have to destroy each other or the children in the process.

Lost Parents: When High Conflict Divorce Leads to Parental Alienation

Traci L. Slatton | Posted 05.21.2016 | Divorce
Traci L. Slatton

The space of time sandwiched between Mother's Day and Father's Day can bring unique anguish for people whose children have become alienated from them through a high conflict divorce.

Parental Alienation Following Divorce: Too Easily Rationalized or Overlooked

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 05.07.2016 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

It's important for all divorced parents to reflect on their relationship with their former spouse and how it may be subtly or overtly affecting the emotional and psychological well-being of their children.

Give 'Em Enough Rope

Melissa Kaufman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Divorce
Melissa Kaufman

When it comes to custodial disputes, sometimes you have to resist your knee-jerk reactions and realize the best action can be no action at all. Let your Ex spin his/her wheels, because inevitably, they will crash.

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.

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....