Parental Alienation Syndrome More than twenty years ago the late author and renowned child psychiatrist Richard A. Gardner coined the term Parental Alienation Syndrome. He used this term to characterize the breakdown of what was previously normal and healthy parent-child relationships during divorce and child custody cases. The definition of parental alienation according to Gardner is simple. One parent (in most cases the resident parent) deliberately damages, and in some cases destroys the previously healthy loving relationship between the child…"What is PAS?"
When someone new stops by my blog and follows, I sometimes hop over to find out about them. This happened recently when I had someone visit my blog who is a parent of Parental Alienation (defined here: https://wp.me/p8uhxn-evv.) I’ve posted a few times about this subject and while visiting and reading a number of his blog posts, I began having flashbacks of my own journey. I sometimes hesitate to write about this subject as I…"The down and ugly of Parental Alienation"
In a desperate attempt to keep things the same, they change everything. Now there’s a secret behind the row-house walls of Emerson Street. Pretty Little World by Elizabeth LaBan and Melissa DePino On-sale January 17, 2017 On a cozy street in Philadelphia, three neighboring families have become the best of friends. They can’t imagine life without one another—until one family outgrows their tiny row house. In a bid to stay together, a crazy idea is…"Pretty Little World by Elizabeth LaBan and Melissa DePino – Review"
What makes alienation so easy? Humans need security. To ask someone to stop and question 10-15-20 and even 30 years of their security is something most people cannot handle. To learn that half of their life is built on lies and half-truths is unfathomable. Life is easy, why complicate it. In most circumstances, only a tragic event will make a person question what they believe; and how many parents are willing to ask that their…"Thanksgiving – Sometimes you have to dig deep to be thankful "
I was reading an email that I received today and it immediately brought to mind my first marriage. The topic was about longing for a person to turn to, someone to defend you, and keep you safe. The reason I thought of my ex-husband was I did not receive this acceptance and love from him. He never defended me, in fact, he often belittled me and told lies about me. I learned the difficult…"From the Heart – What we all long for"
A Buyer’s Beware Guide to Remarriage! Learning from the mistakes of a failed first marriage and telling yourself you will do better the next time around is like saying if you lose a football game you’ll win the next one. You will but only if you learn some new plays before you go back on the field. Presented by an attorney who has seen all the warning signs, “BEFORE YOU SAY I DO, AGAIN!”…"Before You Say I DO Again, by Benjamin H. Berkley"