A therapist gives some concrete examples of parental alienation:
- false allegations of abuse
- blame for nearly forcing them into bankruptcy
- accusations of trying to modify custody
- associations with evil
And the possible effects on the child:
- confusion and anxiety
- negative self-image
- assumption of the role of protector instead of protected
Alienation isn’t just damaging to the child’s relationship with the other parent.
It is damaging to the child’s psyche.