Michael Jeffries’ memoir, A Family’s Heartbreak – A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation, describes his changeover from beloved father, to exiled company. It is a painful, but engrossing examine. The e book is aspect ‘Dear Diary’, aspect window into the therapist/patient relationship, and aspect tutorial treatise on the different neuroses and identity ailments that led to the residing hell that Jeffries skilled, and in some ways is nonetheless living.
Like a pointillist portray, exactly where the even further back you stand, the clearer the image becomes, Parental Alienation is a sequence of seemingly innocent mis-communications, or problems for the properly-currently being of a boy or girl and it is only when the dots are connected that you see the full photograph.
Jeffries went from the American Aspiration of wife, and two loving boys, to the nightmare of Parental Alienation, which is a condition exactly where a person mum or dad, typically the mom, actively is effective to destroy the marriage in between the other guardian and a youngster. The at one particular time loving son, was turned against him by an ex-wife whose possess fears of abandonment and insecurities destroyed the marriage in between father and son.
When Jeffries made the decision it was time to transfer on from his marriage, he unknowingly tripped a induce wire for his ex-wife’s psychological imbalance which led her to enrolling their youngest son into her psychosis. It began with her owning the 11 12 months outdated boy rest in her mattress, and continued to the place that the father/son bond was strained to the level of breaking.
In distressing detail, Jeffries lays out the progression of his son’s conversion from loving juvenile to emotionally fatigued teen who basically can’t tolerate the ongoing agony of call with his father. In remarkably very clear language, Jeffries describes the transformation of his son, and the tactics used by his ex-wife to produce the transformation.
By detailing out the seemingly innocuous steps of a concerned mum or dad, Jeffries is capable to link the dots of how one particular mother turned her son against his father. He paints a photograph of the impotency of the court system to enable him, centered on the inherent bias of the courts in mother’s favor, and the trouble in attacking what seems to be nothing much more than a mother’s issue for the welfare of her young children. No a single needs to imagine a mom could be so devious, deceitful and harmful, but she can be.
This guide is an fantastic exploration into the “Wonderland” twistedness that is Parental Alienation. The lies, the deceits, and the volcanic eruptions of anger for seemingly minor transgressions, these are the battles in a war with no winners.
For every single guy who is enduring this hell, for each individual attorney who fights this kind of youngster abuse and for all the therapists who have to deal with the collaterally damaged youngsters, this ebook must be a 1st source in their armament.
In apparent, concise language, Dr. Joel Davies and Michael Jeffries explain equally the actual-globe results and the fundamental sub-acutely aware motivations for this kind of abuse.
These are tough circumstances to try out, simply because on the area almost everything appears to be like in essence normal. It is only when you hook up the dots, that you can see the total picture. As tales like Jeffrie’s are created general public, consciousness will expand, and hopefully, fathers and their small children can be reunited, or improved yet, in no way separated.