Parental Alienation: Narcisistic Abuse After Divorce

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Parental alienation is a serious issue that can have devastating effects on children and families. It occurs when one parent, or sometimes step-parent, manipulates a child into rejecting the other parent, often through lies and negativity. This can lead to a complete breakdown of the child's relationship with the alienated parent, causing emotional distress and long-term damage.

Most people ask, why would one parent cut off the other parent? Sometimes it is for revenge for the divorce. Other times money's the motivation (if they get more parenting time they get more child support). But the hardest cases are when the alienator is a narcissist or suffering from other personality disorders like borderline-personality disorder. Narcissistic abuse is getting a lot of press these days, but when they take a child and use it as a weapon, this is the cruelest form of abuse. And it will get worse, not better, as time passes. 
So parents must take action.   

The Impact of Parental Alienation

Children who experience parental alienation suffer significant emotional and psychological harm. They may experience anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and problems with relationships. They may also struggle with their identity and develop a distorted view of the alienated parent.

The alienated parent also suffers greatly. They may be devastated by the loss of their child and experience feelings of grief, anger, and frustration. They may also face challenges in their careers and personal lives.

The worse part? Children are exposed to alienation are more likely to alienate their own children or be alienated. 
"Most of the parents I help were alienated as kids," said Ginger Gentile, director of the Erasing Family Documentary who now works to reunite families through her coaching programs. "And it is also common that the alienator was too. So generations of a family are repeating trauma. That is why the alienated parent must break the cycle." 

Reversing Parental Alienation Mission: Reuniting 1000 families

But how is it possible? Ginger developed a 6-step process that copies all the steps families who reunited took. It simplifies a complex problem and features methods to get the alienation to stop or calm down. Many parents think it is impossible, but tesimonials from happy parents prove otherwise. After healing their own trauma response, parents learn new ways to communicate with a narcistic or high conflict ex. These methods not only have clear boundaries and protect the parent, but they reduce conflict.

Parental alienation is a serious problem that can have devastating effects on children and families. However, there is hope. Thanks to the work of experts like Ginger Gentile, there are now more resources available to help families heal from parental alienation. If you are concerned about parental alienation, please reach out for help.

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children and parents affected by alienation!


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  1. Sign up for her Roadmap to Reverse Parental Alienation Course
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