Being a targeted parent is a terrible terrible experience. The loss, grief, shame, and frustration, can be overwhelming at times. Many parents dealing with alienation consider giving up (whatever that means to them) because they feel so helpless and hopeless. The twin demons of depression and anger can become all consuming. Added to the mix is the fact that many targeted parents are advised to back off from the rejecting child and wait for the child to come around on his or her own. It is easy to see why some parents decide to take a break from the trauma and drama of parental alienation.