Your ex-spouse is bad-mouthing you to your children, perhaps even trying to turn them against you. If you handle the situation ineffectively, your relationship with your children could suffer. You could lose their respect, lose their affection, and even, in extreme cases, lose all contact with them.
This groundbreaking work gives parents powerful strategies to preserve and rebuild loving relationships with their children and provides legal and mental health professionals with practical advice to help their clients and ensure the welfare of children.
Divorce Poison offers advice on how to:
©2010 Richard A. Warshak, PhD (P)2015 Tantor
"Useful resource for families dealing with divorce and child rearing." (Booklist)
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Like other readers/listeners there were many similarities in my own divorce experience. I wish I had found this book earlier for me to better help my children understand loving both parents is okay despite the circumstances of divorce. It's extremely hard when divorcing a narcissist.
"excellent, insightful, organized, great narration"
Found this incredibly applicable, I was enlightened and educated. The narrator was fabulous. I actually followed advice in this book to a T and it solved my many questions. Outcome was excellent
"Get this book for your children"
The practical & functional step by step approach
Warshak breaks down the process & symptoms of "divorce poisoning" to aid the reader's understanding
A good narrator. Easy to understand his voice
All the real life stories of our children......I cried so much that I will have to listen to it again
i have hope again! thank you so much. you will save my family. I still have to open up my communication with my daughter. but someone professionally finally knows and can prove what I'm through. I almost gave up many times. I'm so happy i didn't. i would have never made it here and probably my life. I'm an empath so you can see how 6 years of this has done to my well being. I blame myself for not being more assertive. I will survive because of you. I literally cried like a baby and laughed while crying as i listened to your book. i also have attention deficit issues. so that's why i did the audio. fyi your narrator is amazing. I could listen to!his!voice all day long lol. again thank you with all my heart. this is it. this is the first day of the rest of our lives. i will reach out to!you when I've taken care of my family to share my stories and how i coped. maybe it can help someone else in my situation. and earlier detect it. :) your biggest fan MATT
very educational, this book really helped me understand my own situation, it was as if I was reading a book about my self....scary.
"Needs to be heard"
Just finishing up a custody case where I was experiencing alienation probably at the more moderate end of the spectrum - this book would have been even greater 4 years ago when things were falling apart and I didn't have the emotional stability or support system to handle all of the conflict with the best poise. As our country suffers from so many broken families I can only pray this book reaches the hands of those who most definitely need it. Thank you.
this was a very eye opening book that helped me better understand what is going on with my son and some tools to try and win his love back
This book helped us realize we aren't crazy! My fiancé has an ex wife that is completely unstable and has poisoned his children against him. We have been been astonished and heartbroken to witness the changes in their behavior and hearts towards him. He loves his children and would do absolutely anything for them, but they have hardened their hearts to him. I just knew we couldn't be alone in the fight, and this book not only validated that we are not alone, but also gave us the tools we need to help try to repair the relationships that are suffering. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the time and effort that went into researching and writing this book!
After taking over half of the book to get there. the author got to the heart of what matters. I would suggest skipping the first half. He repeats himself in the second half so you won't miss anything. Kind of like I just did.
"Good coping strategies – some info a bit outdated"
I found much of this book to be very useful, especially how he makes it clear that being the targeted paren should not mean being a passive one.
The model which he goes from though, PAS (parental alienation syndrome) is mired in controversy.
I disagree that, as the author contends, that this needs to be eight years long issue where the alienator often gets the upper hand.
Anyone wanting to learn about a more effective approach to dealing with this should look up Dr. Craig Childress and his attachment-based parental alienation information.
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