Category Archives: The Research

Highlighting the growing body of international research.

Pairing up Abduction and Alienation

What’s the difference between Parental Child Abduction and Parental Child Alienation? Not a lot. Recently looking at cults and hostage-taking, we saw how close Abduction and Alienation were. Abduction is a quick way to do the same as Alienation does slowly.

Pairing up Abduction and Alienation

What’s the difference between Parental Child Abduction and Parental Child Alienation? Not a lot. Recently looking at cults and hostage-taking, we saw how close Abduction and Alienation were. Abduction is a quick way to do the same as Alienation does slowly.

Climbing the mountain: 2. Before court

The mountain we’re climbing is high conflict family separation of all kinds. Part 1 (of 9) was: Introduction and aims. Thanks for the feedback and improvements. They will be added to the full ‘Climbing the mountain’ page – click any time in the top menu.

Climbing the mountain: 2. Before court

The mountain we’re climbing is high conflict family separation of all kinds. Part 1 (of 9) was: Introduction and aims. Thanks for the feedback and improvements. They will be added to the full ‘Climbing the mountain’ page – click any time in the top menu.

Climbing the mountain: 1. Intro and overall aims

There’s a new Climbing the mountain page to click in the top menu of the blog. Reading it all in one go is, as the name suggests, a bit arduous. So this is the opener of a series of posts that will unpack it in stages

Climbing the mountain: 1. Intro and overall aims

There’s a new Climbing the mountain page to click in the top menu of the blog. Reading it all in one go is, as the name suggests, a bit arduous. So this is the opener of a series of posts that will unpack it in stages

Getting familiar with estrangement

Assessing high conflict separated families, we distinguish between Alienation (“there’s no good reason”), and justified estrangement (“there is good reason”). Commonly it is a hybrid mixture of both. Estrangement can be looked at in its own right in other adult family situations where

Getting familiar with estrangement

Assessing high conflict separated families, we distinguish between Alienation (“there’s no good reason”), and justified estrangement (“there is good reason”). Commonly it is a hybrid mixture of both. Estrangement can be looked at in its own right in other adult family situations where

Hostage, coercion, enmeshment and other unacceptably good words for it

In 1612 Francis Bacon coined the phrase ‘hostages to fortune‘. He meant how having a family constrains a man from more adventurous things. But you could also say that children are hostages to fortune. It’s just a matter of luck what family they get landed

Hostage, coercion, enmeshment and other unacceptably good words for it

In 1612 Francis Bacon coined the phrase ‘hostages to fortune‘. He meant how having a family constrains a man from more adventurous things. But you could also say that children are hostages to fortune. It’s just a matter of luck what family they get landed

Parental Alienation’s long list of counter-intuitives

One of the hurdles we face in raising awareness of Child and Parental Alienation (PA) is that it is counter-intuitive in so many ways. We have to set aside lots of the stereotypes that shape our thinking. Richard Warshak (2015)

Parental Alienation’s long list of counter-intuitives

One of the hurdles we face in raising awareness of Child and Parental Alienation (PA) is that it is counter-intuitive in so many ways. We have to set aside lots of the stereotypes that shape our thinking. Richard Warshak (2015)

Other alienated groups: 2. ethnic

In his Channel 4 programme: Things We Won’t Say About Race That Are True Trevor Phillips identified a few loosely alienation patterns. These are a relevant way to broaden our alienation experience blog. He shows how good intentions to build an effective multi-ethnic

Other alienated groups: 2. ethnic

In his Channel 4 programme: Things We Won’t Say About Race That Are True Trevor Phillips identified a few loosely alienation patterns. These are a relevant way to broaden our alienation experience blog. He shows how good intentions to build an effective multi-ethnic