Throughout divorce and other difficult situations, it is not uncommon for one parent to become alienated from their child or children. Parental alienation is undoubtedly a form of domestic abuse, but authorities have not historically recognized it as such. Due to this, the alienated parent typically does not have access to the correct resources in order to improve and mend the relationship with their child. Instead, their cases are often disregarded and not efficiently looked into.
- Alienation of a parent is a definite form of domestic abuse that is commonly found in divorcees.
- Many times, an alienated parent has been deemed as abusive, and they have to undergo extensive therapies just to prove that they are worthy of seeing their child.
- Alienation is not regarded as a serious domestic issue, so it often is disregarded by authority figures as benign.
“Attachment-based parental alienation is essentially a role reversal of a normal, healthy parent-child relationship.”