In last month’s blog, I explained how reunification counseling can be utilized in divorce and family law cases and this month, it may be helpful to understand some of the ways in which this counseling becomes necessary in the first place. It is an unfortunate part of divorce and separation that sometimes parents can intentionally, […]
In almost all cases, reunification counseling can help to restore the relationship between a parent and child – especially in cases of parental alienation.
Parental Alienation can happen very quickly; here are 7 ways to help you stop complete Parental Alienation from occurring.
Slowly, hope is building for children suffering from a form of psychological abuse known as “parental alienation” because of the growing awareness about parental alienation and its harm to children. One example is the relevant authors of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) saying that parental alienation is in DSM-5. […]
Divorce brings a whole new set of complications to parenting. Having to deal with an unreasonable or vindictive former spouse adds additional stress to the situation. It may not be possible to parent as a team, and that is okay. Having a detailed parenting plan lessens the need to keep going back and forth on […]
Parental Alienation Syndrome, which was once called “maternal brainwashing,” is very common in divorces and other family law proceedings, especially if there is a high level of conflict. Bear in mind that it only takes one spouse to create a sufficient amount of conflict in these situations. In a nutshell, PAS is an alienating parent’s […]
Most of us are aware of the challenges that go along with the breakdown of the family when partners divorce. Once a couple decides to divorce, many issues and questions arise that had never been previously contemplated by the couple, such as who gets custody of the children, how to divide the marital property, finances, […]
Many women are coping with sadness on Mother’s Day: perhaps over losing their children to their ex, yearning to be a mother, or being estranged from their own mothers.
Since your difficult ex isn’t likely to disappear in the near future, you should start adding some tools to your tool belt for coping with difficult behavior. Here are four helpful tips to make your interactions a bit easier.
Step families aren’t always easy. Read this adult daughter’s letter to her stepmother after her father’s death, as we navigate these complex dynamics.