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21 Ways Cultural Diversity Impacts Divorce

21 Ways Cultural Diversity Impacts Divorce

21 May is World Day of Cultural Diversity and to commemorate that, let’s look at the role cultural diversity plays in our relationships, families and communities especially when going through separation and divorce. Diversity is a great thing. It enriches our relationships and widens our horizons. Opposites attract and it’s super exciting to get to […]

21st May 2021 | By More
The Anxiety of the Alienated Child

The Anxiety of the Alienated Child

Alienated children in divorce and separation are captured within the anxiety cycles of the influencing parent and the reaction of the rejected parent. As such they are trapped within a recycling of feelings, which leak through to their conscious awareness and they are forced into managing this on a routine basis. This exposure to anxiety, […]

19th January 2021 | By More
67 Questions about Divorce

67 Questions about Divorce

. “Generally speaking, there are two kinds of learning: experience, which is gained from your own mistakes, and wisdom, which is learned from the mistakes of others.” – John Maxwell . On Mandela day (18 July), I set out to answer 67 questions about divorce, as my goodwill contribution. It took several days of diligent […]

22nd July 2019 | By More
Evidence from a Decade of Reuniting Alienated Children and Parents in the UK

Evidence from a Decade of Reuniting Alienated Children and Parents in the UK

It is a decade since I worked with Thomas Moore to assist in reuniting him with his son after many years apart. You can read about his journey and our work together in his book ‘Please Let Me See My Son’.  This week Thomas called me to say hello and let me know that his […]

10th April 2019 | By More
April Give-Away 2018

April Give-Away 2018

It’s time for our April Give-Away!  Congratulations to Martin, for winning this book! Dr Karyl McBride, Ph.D, author of Will I Ever Be Free of You? has generously donated two autographed copies of her book, one of which will be kept in our Library and the other will be given away in a lucky draw. […]

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The Drama of the Alienated Child (1)

The Drama of the Alienated Child (1)

What happens to alienated children is a malfunctioning of what could and should be empathic attunement to the individual needs and feelings of a child. It is a disruption of the child’s right to grow to feel their own feelings and an imposition of adult responses to the world onto a vulnerable, virtually helpless being. […]

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25 Signs of Emotional Abuse

25 Signs of Emotional Abuse

Sometimes, emotional abuse can be so subtle that we don’t even realise we’re being emotionally and mentally abused by someone’s words or actions. Even though there are no visible bruises, the damage should never be underestimated. . How can it be abuse if it is so subtle? This kind of conduct systematically undermines your dignity […]

18th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Coping with a Narcissist

Coping with a Narcissist

. Whether or not you are actually living with a narcissist you need to develop some coping strategies to keep you from melting down when you have to deal with them. .   One: Narcissists Don’t Choose Losers   When you have been in a relationship with a narcissist for any length of time you […]

25th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Silent Treatment is Emotional Abuse

Silent Treatment is Emotional Abuse

What is Silent Treatment? This is where a person behaves in a passive aggressive manner to convey their anger or grievance by ignoring/not speaking to the victim. Often used by narcissists, silence can be a form of emotional abuse and as such it is unacceptable. Often, the person giving the silent treatment does so because they […]

7th September 2015 | By More