What makes an alienating parent tick? Do they suddenly wake up one day, go into revenge-mode, and begin attempting to destroy their child’s relationship with the other parent?
Thoughts on some provocative topics.
See Back From The Edge, a video about Borderline Personality Disorder.
Are alienating parents less able than others to reflect objectively on what they are doing to their child — and themselves? Or can they tell the difference between right and wrong but just don’t care?
n addition to helping the alienated parent and the children, Dr. Warshak’s book, Divorce Poison, offers hope to brave alienating parents who are willing to look in the mirror.
I worry about the trend towards therapeutically treating children for everything from a lisp to a bit of rebelliousness. For example, shyness isn’t pleasant, but many children really do grow out of it (I did).
Marriage should be a refuge from the world, a place where each spouse can find a safe place to be themselves and accepted, with all their flaws. A place where they are judged gently or not at all.