Targeted Parent: Taking a Risk

Living with someone who is the target of parental alienation isn’t easy. I know you know this. There’s a particular roller coaster targeted parents and their families ride — one that’s missing the steady climb to healthy blended family relationships. Instead, there are hundreds of loop-de-loops and vortexes. It’s enough to make even the strongest person sick to …

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Targeted Parents: Resistance to Change

Last weekend I was at a conference, listening to Joe Ehrmann, author of InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives, explain the psychological foundations for how he coaches youth sports participants. Two of the things he mentioned have applications in the world of parental alienation. First, he talked about attachment theory and how some coaches must break through …

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Smart People, Bad Choices

Do you consider yourself smart, yet continue to make bad choices? This New Year, stop setting yourself up for pain and problems, and put all the drama and bad choices in the rearview mirror! Dr. Phil says ex-spouses Jennifer and Phil are the perfect example of intelligent people whose choices could lead to terrible consequences. …

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Hope for the holidays

When Oliver, Zach’s Dad, dialed Zach’s phone number on the dawn of the new millennium he didn’t know what to expect on the other end of the line. “I found out Zach’s Mom had separated from her second husband and left town,” Oliver explained, “so even though I hadn’t seen Zach in years I hoped …

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