Divorce is a hard thing to go through. It can be even more difficult to navigate when you have children.
When you split with your partner, your relationship with your children may change. Knowing the signs of parental alienation can allow you to know when to take action.
Learn what parental alienation is
Parental alienation is when one parent becomes alienated from their children. This may mean that their children become more emotionally distant from them, that they become more physically distant, or both. Parental alienation is often the result of one parent influencing the child against the other.
Learn what the signs of parental alienation are
The more aware you are of the signs of parental alienation, the easier it will be for you to take action to stop it. One common sign of parental alienation is that your child or children are often angry or upset with you for no apparent reason. They may also begin to frequently mention negative things that your former partner has said about you. As alienation progresses, they may want to spend less and less time with you and may become distant to the point where they no longer wish to speak with you, at all.
Divorce is challenging in many ways, especially when you share children with your former spouse. Even though it may be hard, especially if you suspect alienation is taking place, that does not mean that you are powerless. By being aware of it, you are in a better position to remedy the situation.