Children As Causalities By Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D.
For people who have been in family court battling domestic use, it’s no secret that the children are the real causalities. Typically, the perpetrator will use the legal system to perpetuate domestic abuse upon the spouse he/she is divorcing. And the children are, more often than not, the convenient way in which to carry out the abuser’s agenda to maintain control over the family. Accusations of parental alienation, wheth… more »
The latest trend in parent-child relationships that is reaching epidemic proportions is adult children cutting off contact with their own parents. If this hasn’t happened to you, you will assume that the children must always have good reasons for doing this: abuse, untreated mental illness, explosive behavior, for example. You will be wrong. The “new thing” in parent-child relations is grown kids cutting off their parents for things like “yelling” at them. Or refusing to buy them a car. For going through a divorce. For too much contact when they went away to college. For too little contact. Often they unleash a litany of complaints about a childhood that up until now the parent thinks was pretty good. For the most part, these are ordinary parents who loved their kids, who would have done anything for them, who sacrificed willingly for them, who wanted nothing but their health and happiness…
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