Monthly Archives: August 2016

Happily ever after.

Once upon a time there was a very ordinary naive young girl of 18 who met a handsome young man 2 years older. The young girl came from a loving family and had a very comfortable upbringing. The young man came from a very poor family, but despite their differences they fell in love. The […]

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Bystander Effect

This is a true story. A parent recently made a call to the local Family Maintenance Enforcement Program, which had indicated by letter that should he have any concerns about ongoing child support issues, he could call the agency to discuss matters. His “concern” had in fact escalated over a period of thirteen years of […]

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MEMBERS OF PARENTAL ALIENATION STUDY GROUP

MEMBERS OF PARENTAL ALIENATION STUDY GROUP July 19, 2015 The Parental Alienation Study Group (PASG) consists of about 220 individuals, mostly mental health professionals, from more than 30 countries, including: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, […]

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Footprints xoxo — The Story of my Twin Boys Oliver and Oscar Ferreira

via Footprints xoxo — The Story of my Twin Boys Oliver and Oscar Ferreira

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Advice If You Are With A Narcissist But Don’t Want To Leave — Ladywithatruck’s Blog

I got a comment on the “30 Red Flags” post the other day and thought it was a topic worth talking about again. I mean really, there must be some other advice when you discover you are with a narcissist, other than “RUN”. I remember how frustrated I’d become when searching for answers years ago; […]

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The 8 Most Common Narc-Sadistic Conversation Control Tactics

Originally posted on Free From Toxic:
Do you often engage in conversations with your narcissist that leave you feeling like you were talking to a brick wall, or worse maybe leave you feeling like banging your head against a brick wall? Perhaps, it has even crossed your mind that you would have been better off…

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The Timing And Motivation Behind Why Most Narcissists Discard Their Partners

Originally posted on Free From Toxic:
Why do narcissists seem to pick the worst possible times to discard their partners? Are they really that cold-blooded that they not only break-up with you, but also plan to do it at a time that would add insult to injury? What would motivate a narcissist to hurt someone…

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Forgiveness of Others, and Psychological Well-Being in Late Life

In direct opposition to the steps outlined by Frankel (1998), research by Scobie and Scobie (1998) suggests that many people instead follow what they call the “Christian Model” of forgiveness. More specifically, this model is based on the belief that people should forgive as God does—unconditionally—requiring neither compensation nor even a promise to avoid repeating […]

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When a Child Rejects a Parent

A subgroup of intractable families, in which a child refuses postseparation contact with a parent, perplexes and frustrates professionals who work with them. This article discusses the underlying forces that drive the family’s intractability, as well as guidelines for working with the family. The guidelines include specific court orders developed from the very beginning of […]

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Child Affected by Parental Relationship Distress

A brief review of the literature establishing that children are affected by parental relationship distress is presented. To elaborate on the clinical presentations of CAPRD, four common scenarios are described in more detail: children may react to parental intimate partner distress; to parental intimate partner violence; to acrimonious divorce; and to unfair disparagement of one […]

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