‘Brainwashed into believing our mother abandoned us for 18 years’
LAST month I got speaking to two very brave brothers who decided to share their desperately sad story of how their father brainwashed them against their own mother.
JP and Brendan Byrne, both from Dublin, are the only authors in Ireland (that I am aware of) who have tackled parental alienation in this way. Their story tells how as young boys they were cruelly manipulated by their father into believing their mother didn’t love them and that for 18 years she had abandoned them.
By the time they realised that wasn’t the case they were grown men, and their mother had missed out on the most precious years of their lives.