Depp vs Heard Case Provides Teaching Moment
The Impact of Parental Alienating Behaviors on the Mental Health of Adults Alienated in Childhood
- Brief: It helps to keep it to one paragraph, three to five sentences.
The Devastating Effects of Parental Alienation on Children
Anger, guilt, grief, disconnection, and low self-esteem.
Through manipulation and coercion, innocent children are weaponized against the alienated parent. Children are involuntarily forced to align entirely with one parent and sever ties with the other. They are forbidden to love a parent with whom they were previously close to.
Targeted parents and alienated children suffer the effects of this atrocity for a lifetime.
Being in a relationship with a High Conflict Person (HCP) or a toxic person can be debilitating. Many adults with children will hold off on seeking help from the courts, or seeking a separation from the HCP in order to preserve the status quo for their children. But, as many are beginning to understand, children raised in a home with a HCP or toxic parent can suffer later in life.
Law Offices of Michael F. Roe has, for decades now, been managing divorce and child custody cases with HCPs. “Understanding high conflict personalities is the missing piece in managing high conflict disputes.” – Bill Eddy, author of Splitting.
Take a look through our blog and the website for information about divorce and the HCP or personality disordered spouse. We have the experience and the expertise to manage these cases, and open doors to a better future for parents and their children affected by HCPs.
People with personality disorders often seem to have variable personalities. They might be quite charming and reasonable at work and with neighbors and friends, but then transition to chaotic, extreme behaviors at home. Personality disorders usually begin in childhood or adolescence, and while those around people with personality disorders wish they would change, it doesn’t happen without: 1) recognition, 2) a strong commitment by the person with the traits of the disorder, and, in most cases, 3) years of therapy.
THE DSM-5 CRITERIA FOR BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER INCLUDE SOME OF THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS:
- Compromised ability to recognize the feelings and needs of others