Category Archives: Effects on Children

Alienators as Cult Leaders and your Children as Cult Members – Some Insights

I stumbled across an article by Doni Whitsett and Stephen A. Kent about what can happen to families involved in cults. (A link to the article can be found at the end of this post.) It was written for therapists, … Continue reading

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Dismayed, Discouraged, Disgusted

I regret that I haven’t written for a while. I realize that I’ve been a little depressed. I’m dismayed to realize that I wish my children would move out, after I worked so hard to get them back. I’m discouraged … Continue reading

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Hard Times

My kids have been especially difficult lately. The two youngest, who are teenagers, took and wrecked things of mine, have been defiant, rude, offensive, and demanded apologies from me for “not trusting them” and for ruining their lives to such … Continue reading

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I was an Adult Alienated Child – LONG version!

This post is long. I describe how and why I became alienated from my parents, and how and why the alienation ended. I write about how about the alienation distorted my thoughts, behaviour and feelings – how it felt hating … Continue reading

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Fighting Back using the Legal System – Part VIII

11. Inadequate or destructive court orders, continued: Different conditions prevail if your child is severely alienated. ¬†When is your child “severely alienated” ? When your relationship has been disrupted to the point that interaction with you is either non-existent or … Continue reading

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How it feels to be an alienated child

This is a paraphrasing of what a friend of mine told me about her childhood experience of being alienated from one of her parents. I find it very helpful in understanding the hostility of my own children so that I … Continue reading

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