Discrimination, Equality and Parental Alienation


Peace Not Pas

By definition, with the obvious exception of misogynistic, sexist bigots, we should all be feminists. I consider myself a feminist, why wouldn’t I? The definition of feminism is plain and simple; the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.

With the above in mind, there is absolutely no excuse for any kind of discrimination. Morally, discrimination is wrong. And we are fortunate enough that we live in an age whereby discrimination is viewed by the law as illegal.

The Equality Act 2010 aims to to protect certain factors from discrimination; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and last but by no means least sexual orientation. The above Act states that it is illegal within the UK to discriminate anyone on the basis of any of the above protective factors.

As a society, here in the UK…

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Mainstream Portrayal of Parental Alienation and the Turning of the Tide


Parental Alienation

The Split, currently showing on BBC One, is a largely frothy drama which has a needle sharp thread of reality running all the way through it.  Last night, as the three sisters at the heart of the drama, discovered that their mother had intercepted thirty years worth of letters and presents from their father after their divorce, we were able to watch what I have been witness to many times over in the past decades or more of my working life.  The dawning, sickening, realisation that the life that has been lived has been constructed by a parent hell bent on revenge and control.  The grief of knowing that the love that was been portrayed as deficient and/or absent, had been there all of the time.  The pain was well portrayed by lead sister Nicola Walker (pictured).  What comes next, if it is as true to life as last…

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Trudge on or give up. What other choice is there? — Peace Not Pas

The third post in a series by a father in a shared parenting situation, complicated by hundreds of miles and a hostile ex and new partner. He gives a valuable insight into another form of alienation, the use of “divide and conquer” tactics to manipulate siblings into abusing the target parent. The impact on the […]

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The Secret Language of Narcissists: How Abusers Manipulate their Victims.


Parental Alienation

Narcissistic and partners with Antisocial Personality Disorder engage in chronic manipulation and devaluation of their victims, leaving victims feeling worthless, anxious and even suicidal. This type of continual manipulation, which includes an idealization-devaluation-discard abuse cycle where they “lovebomb” their partners, devalue them through stonewalling, gaslighting, smear campaigns, verbal and emotional abuse, then discard them until the trauma begins again, also known as narcissistic abuse—abuse by a partner with NPD or on the far end of the narcissistic spectrum.

Their manipulation is psychological and emotionally devastating and very dangerous, especially considering the brain circuitry for emotional and physical pain are one and the same. What a victim feels when they are punched in the stomach can be similar to the pain a victim feels when they are verbally and emotionally abused, and the effects of narcissistic abuse can be crippling and long-lasting, even resulting in symptoms of PTSD or Complex PTSD…

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When to be Vigilant in Dealing with Parental Alienation

THIS IS SO TRUE…Sad but true

Parental Alienation

It has been clearly documented that parental alienation occurs in families in which one (sometimes both) parents have a personality disorder, typically that of the borderline and/or narcissistic types. Healthy parents don’t produce this sort of pattern. In fact, according to Dr. Craig Childress, Psychologist, and expert in PAS, children don’t turn away from parents unless there is a perpetrator lurking and a perpetrator to whom a child is afraid. Think about it-children don’t turn away from pathologic parenting; they are too afraid. But they will turn away from a loving kind healthier version; there is nothing to fear there. These are the parents of whom the child is most afraid to lose; not the parent with whom they can feel consistently safe and loved.

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