It’s how you try to get those needs met that causes problems. Source: What You Need in Your Marriage Isn’t the Problem
7 Kinds of Domestic Abuse, Including One That’s Post-Divorce
Alienating children from the other parent by expressing negative attitudes that convey that children should disrespect and dislike the other, distorting information so that small problematic incidents are blown up into signs of severe bad behavior toward the children, telling outright falsehoods about that parent to induce fright or hatred of the parent is now considered one of the most serious forms of abuse.Susan Heitler, Ph.D.
Not all abuse makes physical bruises, but all harm the victim—and the kids. Source: 7 Kinds of Domestic Abuse, Including One That’s Post-Divorce
Divorce is hard enough on children without parents actively seeking to destroy what’s remaining of the relationship with the opposite parent. “Often we think that this is a problem between two parents who cannot get along, and it’s not: it’s typically one-sided.” If you know of an ex that is actively trying to involve children in the divorce, these TED Talks could be useful for you…
Learn more about parental alienation here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parental_alienation or here.
Surviving Parental Alienation
If I knew then what I know now: Surviving Parental Alienation