Check out this article in the Australian, Bonds of loss, on the ‘Bonds of Loss’ faced by alienated parents. This is a good article. It brings reality and validation of the torments faced by alienated parents who too often find their traumatic loss unrecognised and who feel blamed.
All of these parents have been working in the dark to reconcile with their alienated children, without ever really knowing what crimes they might have committed to have caused this.
Naturally they blame themselves yet they are the victim of vicious campaign many of these parents have themselves been victims of abuse and the campaign of denigration and isolation that characterises parental. alienation.
However, it is the easy way out to say that a ‘perfect storm’ is responsible for this type of relationship rupture. Such ‘perfect storms’ are often created by the alienating parent with a deliberate and pre meditated strategy behind it. This then forces the alienated parent to respond in a desperate attempt to maintain a relationship with their children. They are then blamed and held responsible for the rupture with and alienation of their children.
I know this pain to which the article refers. There is no social precedent for it and many of us feel silenced by a social vacuum that does not recognise or validate it.
We can hope that articles like this will help the public realise that parental alienation is a scourge upon our families and children.
- The Alienation Killer, Shared Care
- Should I Tell My Alienated Children about Parental Alienation?
- Parental Alienation in the Australian Media!
- Parental Alienation at the APS College of Counselling Psychologists Conference 2015
- Parental Alienation: A Violent and Potentially Lethal Social and Psychological Phenomenon