From Heartbreak to Healing is a comprehensive introduction to a common but often unrecognized family dynamic called parental alienation, which is a serious form of both child and spouse abuse that occurs when one parent turns their child against the other parent for no justified reason—often during divorce or separation. It is a serious form of both child and spouse abuse that occurs throughout the world.
This go-to book for parents who do not know what to do when their child rejects them, is based on the author’s personal experience as an alienated parent years before the experience had a name. It reveals her story and how she healed her own grief, summarizes her research of the literature on this new field of parental alienation, and shares the results of the author’s nation-wide survey to interview other rejected parents firsthand about their experience of alienation.
• What parental alienation is and how it works
• Who teaches their child to reject the other parent and why
• Stories of other alienated parents
• How to find and screen parental alienation-qualified professionals
• What works to resolve alienated relationships
• Next steps YOU can take to help erase and prevent parental alienation
As a recommended resource on the International Parental Alienation Study Group website, this book is an excellent resource for social, legal, and mental health professions who want to understand and provide best practices to families suffering from parental alienation.