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If you’re an adult child who has lost a parent because of divorce of family separation, or if you’re a parent currently being targeted with what you believe is parental alienation, you should know that despite what you may have been told or been made to feel, you’re situation is not, in fact, as rare as others would like you to believe.
Within the United States alone, researchers estimate there are more than twenty-two million people being targeted with parental alienation, with at least ten million of those parents having been completely erased from the lives of their children, so if you’re looking for the truth, you’ve come to the right place.
Parental alienation is widely recognized by psychologists and medical professionals as a form of child abuse and domestic violence. It’s a well documented and devastating social disease ravaging through broken families, and one that has profoundly damaging consequences for both parents and children alike. It needs to stop.
So, a core question to be addressed with this writing is this: “How does one know if a child was abandoned, or if the absent parent was alienated and forced out of the child’s life by the other parent?”
That’s a fair question, and one that is made more challenging in light of the absolute fact that most alienating parents will gladly lie, blaming the other parent or assigning responsibility the court.
Let’s be real, no alienating parent is going to admit to what they’ve done, so it falls on you, the reader, to determine for yourself what the truth really is.
Alienated parent or abandoning parent? Both are examples of extreme cruelty and selfishness, and depending on where your fit in this pathological dynamic, you’re likely to feel some measure of disbelief, conflict or anger. That’s normal, and you shouldn’t feel the need to rush to any decisions.
This series of short posts will help you better understand what parental alienation abuse is, who is doing it, how they’re doing, why they’re doing, and lastly, how and why they’re able to get away with it.
The sadly all-to-familiar lie is that an absent parent has abandoned their children when in fact they’ve been purposefully obliterated by the custodial parent. By the time you’re done processing what we’ve got for you here, you’ll be able to get a better feel for the truth and decide for yourself what’s is fact or fiction. This is not difficult to do once you know what to look for, and it’s important that you become better informed because once you understand what parental alienation is, you’ll be able to draw your own conclusions about what needs to be done about it.