Reuniting After 44 Years of Alienation

alienated child broken family divorce reunion Nov 17, 2023

Navigating Parental Alienation with Resilience and Hope

By Karin Mendez

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In a recent Facebook Live event on Erasing Family page  we had a special host, Dawn McCarty, a resilient survivor of childhood abduction who reconnected with her father after 44 years, valuable insights were shared to guide parents through the intricate journey of rebuilding relationships with their alienated children.

Here are a few insights Dawn shared during the impactful Facebook Live event:

The Magnetism Analogy Revisited

Dawn McCarty's story of survival and re-connection serves as a powerful illustration of the magnetic analogy. Surviving childhood abduction meant that the natural alignment between parent and child was forcibly disrupted, much like opposing poles of magnets pushed apart. There is a need for correct alignment to establish a connection. Through perseverance and by becoming the positive force you will be able to create a magnetic connection.

Building Trust

Dawn's own journey involved rebuilding trust with a father she barely knew due to circumstances beyond her control. Her story serves as a light, illustrating the possibility of restoring trust even in the most challenging circumstances.

Positive Messaging and Unconditional Love

Having experienced the pain of separation and the challenges of reconnecting, Dawn advocates for messages that nurture love and support. Her insights highlight the importance of avoiding inducing guilt and negativity in communication, fostering an environment where children feel loved and supported unconditionally.

Avoiding Reverse Alienation

When navigating the delicate process of reunification, prioritize avoiding reverse alienation. Drawing from her own experience in reconnecting with her father, Dawn emphasizes the significance of maintaining a positive outlook and refraining from negative discussions about the other parent. Incorporating this advice into your approach adds authenticity to your efforts, demonstrating the tangible impact of choosing the high road, especially in challenging situations.

The recent Facebook Live event hosted by Dawn McCarty, provides a comprehensive guide for parents navigating the complexities of parental alienation. Dawn's resilience and personal triumph serve as an inspiration, demonstrating that even in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, the bonds of parent-child relationships can be rekindled with patience, love, and a positive outlook.


The FB live events are held every Tuesday 7pm ET/6pm CT/5pm MT/4pm PT

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Do you want to learn more about Dawn McCarty?    
       1. Check her reunification video:
       2. Visit her website:

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