Parental alienation? What’s that all about?
Parental alienation occurs when one parent disrupts or even poisons the relationship between the child and the other parent. It happens when a parent either puts down the other parent constantly or prevents contact between the child and the other parent.
Humans have always relied on friendship. We never would have made it out of the Stone Age without cooperation and companionship. Nowadays, we may not need our immediate circle to help gather food or fend off predators, but friends can still be absolute lifesavers when we’re going through difficult times. Many studies over the years have found that people generally live longer, happier, healthier lives if they have a strong network of support from friends.
You start married life full of the joys of spring, you feel loved up, on top of the world and invincible, but over the years, the cracks start to appear, the marriage starts to crumble and ultimately the relationship ends in divorce. You divide your belongings, the house, the furniture, the bank accounts and the time spent with the children – but what do you do with your wedding photos? What do you do with something that represents a happy time that you now don’t have?
Many couples who are facing the prospect of a divorce or separation believe that it is the legalities and practicalities of the situation that need to be managed and resolved.
People going through separation are aware that they may be feeling a number of painful emotions: – anger, sadness, guilt, anxiety, grief and loss but there is often an attempt to stifle such feelings in order to get on with the practicalities of ending the relationship.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, the shops are bursting with pink and red love hearts and romance paraphernalia. And HERE YOU ARE. Your relationship has ended, you’re divorced, separated, or maybe you’ve just ended a long-term relationship, you’re single again for the first time in years and you’re thinking to yourself – Could I be ready to love again?Read More