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What you need to know about parental alienation

On Behalf of | Mar 23, 2022 | Custody & Visitation |

A divorce can be difficult to deal with for many reasons. One of them is that it will impact a child’s relationships with their parents.

This situation can become even more difficult if one of the parents tries to cause alienation between their child and the other parent. Recognizing the signs can help you to take action and prevent alienation from developing.

Understanding parental alienation

If you are going through a divorce and you feel that it is impacting your relationship with your child, you need to understand what parental alienation is. Typically, you can describe it as a strategy that one parent employs to encourage the child to view the other parent in a negative light. Over time, this can cause the child to feel differently about their parent, and hurt their relationship.

What to do about parental alienation

If you feel that your child’s other parent is trying to alienate them from you, it can be a good idea to take action quickly. Even if the things that the other parent is saying to the children are untrue, they can still be damaging to your relationship with them, and potentially change the way that they think of you in a significant way.

A divorce can be difficult to deal with emotionally, especially if you feel that your former spouse is working to cause damage to your relationship with your children. The upside is, though, that by taking action you can help prevent this from occurring and maintain healthy relationships.