Book: A Family’s Heartbreak

I recently finished reading A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation by Michael Jeffries and Dr. Joel Davies. To date, I think this is my favorite book about this very important topic. (do I say that about every book I read on this topic?)

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Your Opinion: A Good Parent??

I’ve heard it many times: “My ex doesn’t see the kids anymore because he/she is too involved with his/her new family.”

The explanations might vary. Perhaps distance is to blame… maybe Mom and Dad’s relationship was so volatile that one of them felt it necessary to disappear… or I guess it’s possible that the new tribe is just more fun/engaging/nice/etc.

In one family, this person is celebrated for his/her love and devotion. In another family, the same person is cursed for his/her lack of the same.

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Striving For Zen-ness…

I think I’m done venting for the time being. Thank you for bearing with me through my momentary madness.

Today I encountered the following poem and have decided to share it in an effort to turn this literary mood to a more peaceful state. If I’d remembered this gem a few days ago, I could’ve saved myself a bunch of angry outbursts…

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I Met The Stepsister

I mentioned last month that my mom moved in with her husband-to-be. I don’t think I mentioned the fact that he has a college-age daughter who lives at home. My mom is going to be a stepmother. My sister and I are getting a stepsister. For real this time.

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