Dating a man going through a divorce with a child
When Esther shared her experience with parental alienation and how her ex used religion against her, I commented that I could see how she would be puzzled by her children’s behavior, wondering if it was real, wondering what exactly she had done to warrant the rejection, wondering what her ex and others had said to have such an impact.
Sometimes parental alienation can start off quite benign but the seeds are planted and the indoctrination grows.
There are five common signs that a child is being affected by true parental alienation.
Although intense feelings of anger and mistrust are common when parents are beginning to transition from the tidal wave of emotions surrounding divorce into a co-parenting relationship, most parents experience less anger and anxiety over time as they make efforts to co-parent in a way that is healthier and more productive for the children..) In severe cases, parent alienation results in the child’s complete rejection of the target parent.
The actress remembered the day her father told her he was leaving her mother.
"Imagine being 13 and walking in the graveyard with your father, just so he could tell you that he is leaving your mother and you.
In some parent-child relationships, it may take years before you will see the results of your choices and effort.
Never make the mistake of thinking you do not matter to your children—you do.”Nancy Kay, Divorce Management Coach at Moving Forward Through Divorce provides guidance to women and men as they learn how to manage the chaos that comes along with divorce.
In addition, since the alienating parent is usually well-experienced at using litigation as a means to control the target parent, many target parents are exhausted and depleted by previous litigation and may fear that more legal intervention will only make things worse.