Book Review: A Family's Heartbreak:
A Parent's Introduction to Parental AlienationBy Rick Ortiz, Editor of DadsDivorce.com
The very nature of the form of abuse called Parental Alienation is one that has the power to turn every aspect of the lives it touches seemingly upside-down. Powered by subtle and not so subtle, conscious and unconscious implementation of mind-control and brainwashing, the alienating parent systematically turns a child against the "target" parent.
In their book A Family's Heartbreak: A Parent's Introduction to Parental Alienation, Michael Jeffries and Dr. Joel Davies present for alienated parents a case study that offers several perspectives on this upside-down world that the entire, fractured family begins inhabiting at the onset of this form of abuse.
DadsDivorce Live: A Family's Heartbreak Interview
DadsDivorce editor, Rick Ortiz, discusses the book, A Family's Heartbreak: A Parent's Introduction To Parental Alienation Syndrome with author Mike Jeffries.
Jeffries documents the painful experience of watching a beloved child be pulled away through the mind control of a parent who is set on forcing the child to align with them while alienating the non-custodial parent.
Our discussion centers around the author's ongoing struggle to make sense of his situation and remain connected to his child, the technical aspects of writing a book that helps make sense of this bizarre form of abuse to others who are experiencing it, and his hope for the future of his own family and the disintegrated families of other victims of PAS.
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