Some of the resistance to being willing to recognise parental alienation in a child, or in an adult, is because it can be abused. Certainly it can, just as legislation, particularly when called “gendered violence” is often misused. But misuse by some people should never blind us to the real problems being suffered by others. Read more…
Tag: parental alienation
Something that can have a devastating impact upon a child’s and a parent’s life is worth attention when it happens to one in ten accused parents.
False allegations, whether over a child, over money, or for any other reason, are a serious issue which societies need to sort out.
To those not well versed in the manner in which policy narratives have changed in the last dozen years, prepare yourselves for the radical revision of the meaning of the word “equality” which is now politically and judicially established.
Do not imagine that these are mere philosophical niceties without import in the real world. On the contrary, they have a profound impact on the lives of at least hundreds of thousands of people annually.
…But conceding the “gendered nature” of domestic abuse perpetuates the myth that domestic abuse is overwhelmingly perpetrated by men upon women, that women perceive the harm of such abuse far more acutely than do men, and that domestic abuse is specifically a tool used by men to maintain patriarchal power and control over women.
All these claims are refuted by empirical evidence…
This is lamentably by no means the only reason to be concerned that long-cherished principles of justice are now being overturned. But that’s another story and I’m out of time.
Adults who ‘chose’ to reject a parent after separation, struggle today with the impact of that and are in need of therapeutic help to correct psychological distortions and restore balanced vision.
Inaction will leave the field open for a reversal of the global move to care about the mental health of children and alienated parents.