A disturbing editorial rendering accounts of adults who were victims of parental alienation as children and the parents from whom they were alienated.
One particularly haunting account was of a young father who was being alienated from his children … and his sudden insight that what he was going through now was what happened to his own father when he was a child.
The morsel of hope to be drawn from the piece is that many children eventually come to understand as adults what went on when they were children – and re-establish bonds with the parent from whom they were alienated.
Sometimes lost in the shuffle is that the children are also victims of parental alienation – and that they are often scarred by the alienation. Even if they eventually re-attach to the alienated parent.