Article: What Is Parental Alienation?

By: Richard Warshak, Ph.D. Most children whose parents live apart from each other long for a good relationship with both parents and want to be raised by both. In my own studies, and those of other researchers, children say that the worst part of divorce is that they do not get to spend enough time...

Article: “We Need To Talk” – How To Ask For a Divorce

You’ve tried and struggled, gone to couple’s therapy and all the rest, but you just can’t make your marriage work. How do you ask for a divorce? That’s an awkward conversation no one really wants to have. Okay, it’s one you probably want to have. Or at least you want the result that comes from...

Article: Are You Using this Demeaning Word?

By: Sarah Ramsden Which word do you use that makes you feel obliged? Which word is a secret sign you don’t want to do what you’re about to do? Which word are you using multiple times a day, that strips away your ability to commit to what you really want in life? Is this simple...

Article: Post Divorce dating: Don’t Be An Easy Target

By: Dr. Karen Finn If you’re newly divorced, beware of these 5 ways you’re an easy target for users and manipulators. The prospect of dating after divorce is exciting! It is also pretty terrifying because women newly back out there are easy targets for players and manipulators. I felt all the thrill and terror about...

Her Story: ‘My Father Stole Me When I Was 11 and I Was Never The Same Again’

By: Amanda Sillars I am 11, my father has taken me 15,000km away from my mum. I am distracted by new possessions, stories, places, people and a new life. My world with mum is suddenly gone. Old friends are all gone. People I trusted are gone, the places and activities I did with mum are...

Article: Love and Money: 6 Signs of Financial Abuse You Should’t Ignore

By: Sheiresa Ngo When you think of domestic violence, your first thought might be of someone who is being physically abused. However, there are other serious forms of violence that take place at home. One form of abuse that is not discussed as often is financial abuse. During financial abuse, the abuser engages in destructive...

Article: Why Baths Work to Soothe Your Muscles & Spirit

By: Heather, tapgenes.com “I am sure there are things that can’t be cured by a good bath but I can’t think of one,” wrote Sylvia Plath in her iconic 1960s novel, The Bell Jar. She had a point. Is there anything more comforting in this world than a bath? From Roman bathhouses to modern day...

Article: 8 Mistakes You’re Making When It Comes To Dating After Divorce

By: Dalila Jusic-LaBerge, LMFT You didn’t expect to wind up back in the dating pool when you exchanged vows in front of your family and friends. Now you are alone again and longing for a new relationship. Whether you are happy or sad about it, it’s definitely not easy. Are you still hoping to find...

Article: Happiness vs. Success

By: Laura Huckabee-Jennings We are taught from a young age that achieving specific milestones of success — getting good grades, getting into a great college, having a prestigious career, having a certain amount of money saved, living in the right house or neighborhood, marrying the right person, having talented or well-behaved kids, etc. — will...

Article: New Research on Alienated Children | Forensic Psychology

By: Daniel H. Swerdlow-Freed, Ph.D. Several years ago, our newsletter featured an article on parental alienation, in which we summarized Richard Gardner’s proposition that parental alienation syndrome, or PAS, was a diagnosable disorder with distinct features. Over the past several years, his opinions have received much criticism and led mental health professionals to formulate research-based...