Divorce Poison New and Updated Edition

Author: Dr. Richard A. Warshak
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062114525
Release Date: 2011-07-12
Genre: Family & Relationships

Your ex-spouse is bad mouthing you to your children, constantly portraying you in a negative light, perhaps even trying to turn them against you. If you handle the situation ineffectively, your relationship with your children could suffer. You could lose their respect, lose their affections-even, in extreme cases, lose all contact with them. The conventional advice is to do nothing, that fighting fire with fire will only result in greater injury to the children. But after years of consulting parents who heeded such advice with no success, Dr. Richard Warshak is convinced that this approach is wrong. It doesn't work, and parents are left feeling helpless and hopeless. DIVORCE POISON instead offers a blueprint for effective response. In it, you will learn how to distinguish different types of criticism, how and why parents manipulate their children, how to detect these maneuvers, and how these practices damage children. Most importantly, you'll discover powerful strategies to preserve and rebuild loving relationships with your children. DIVORCE POISON is a time-tested work that gives parents powerful strategies to preserve and rebuild loving relationships with their children-and provides practical advice from legal and mental-health professionals to help their clients and safeguard the welfare of children. Whether they are perpetrators of divorce poison, victims of it, or both, parents who heed Dr. Warshak's advice will enable their children to maintain love and respect for their parents-even if their parents no longer love and respect each other.

Divorce Poison

Author: Dr. Richard A. Warshak
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 0060188995
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

The author offers readers the antidote to post-divorce venom, pointing the way to a mature, measured response to an ex's attempt to poison the atmosphere between child and parent. 30,000 first printing.

Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome Breaking the Ties That Bind

Author: Amy J. L. Baker
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393075982
Release Date: 2010-03-01
Genre: Psychology

An examination of adults who have been manipulated by divorcing parents. Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) occurs when divorcing parents use children as pawns, trying to turn the child against the other parent. This book examines the impact of PAS on adults and offers strategies and hope for dealing with the long-term effects.

Joint Custody with a Jerk

Author: Julie A. Ross, M.A.
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312584207
Release Date: 2011-08-02
Genre: Family & Relationships

Offers advice and communication techniques for dealing with common problems commonly faced by divorced couples who share custody of a child.


Author: Randi Kreger
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608824721
Release Date: 2011-07-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Protect Yourself from Manipulation, False Accusations, and Abuse Divorce is difficult under the best of circumstances. When your spouse has borderline personality disorder (BPD), narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), or is manipulative, divorcing can be especially complicated. While people with these tendencies may initially appear convincing and even charming to lawyers and judges, you know better—many of these “persuasive blamers” leverage false accusations, attempt to manipulate others, launch verbal and physical attacks, and do everything they can to get their way. Splitting is your legal and psychological guide to safely navigating a high-conflict divorce from an unpredictable spouse. Written by Bill Eddy, a family lawyer, therapist, and divorce mediator, and Randi Kreger, coauthor of the BPD classic Stop Walking on Eggshells, this book includes all of the critical information you need to work through the process of divorce in an emotionally balanced, productive way. Turn to this guide to help you: Predict what your spouse may do or say in court Take control of your case with assertiveness and strategic thinking Choose a lawyer who understands your case Learn how e-mails and social networking can be used against you

A Family s Heartbreak

Author: Michael Jeffries
Publisher: Familys Heartbreak Llc
ISBN: 0979696011
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A Family's Heartbreak: A Parent's Introduction to Parental Alienation, is the true story of one parent's struggle to maintain a normal, loving relationship with his young son in the face of overwhelming odds. From the emotionally devastating actions of the child's other parent, to a court system and mental health community ill-equipped to deal with this destructive family dynamic, A Family's Heartbreak: A Parent's Introduction to Parental Alienation, is both an education in parental alienation and an eye opening experience for parents who don't believe this could happen to them.

Loving Your Children More Than You Hate Each Other

Author: Lauren J. Behrman
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626259065
Release Date: 2018-05-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Hate your ex but love your kids? If so, this much-needed guide offers practical tips and strategies to help you manage intense emotions, deal with shame and blame, and create a peaceful, loving environment for your children. Let’s face it—divorce is tough. In a high-conflict divorce, your ex may attempt to undermine your relationship with your children, blame you for the failed marriage, and be hostile toward you in general. Unfortunately, this negativity can affect your kids, too. You need to break the cycle of rage and conflict now, for their sake. This book can help. Loving Your Children More Than You Hate Each Other offers powerful skills based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and values-based parenting to help you both take control of your emotions. You’ll get tools to help you identify cycles of conflict, as well as strategies for breaking these cycles before they get out of hand. You’ll also learn strategies to effectively communicate with one another and your children in a way that is healthy and productive. If you’re going through a high-conflict divorce, you need real tools to help you manage the pain and anger that can follow. This book will show you the skills you need to go from ex to co-parent, and start rebuilding your—and your child’s—life.

Co parenting with a Toxic Ex

Author: Amy J. L. Baker
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608829606
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

You aren’t what you think! For teens with negative thinking habits, a licensed psychologist and a health journalist offer cognitive restructuring—a simple and effective cognitive behavioral approach to help you break free from the nine most common negative thinking habits that typically result in feeling sad, worried, angry, and stressed. This workbook offers a powerful technique called cognitive restructuring to help you reframe your thoughts, regulate your emotions, become a more flexible thinker, and stop letting your thoughts define who you are and how you feel. You’ll learn to target the nine specific kinds of negative thinking habits that can cause you to worry or feel bad, such as the I can’t habit, the doom and gloom habit, the all or nothing habit, the jumping to conclusions habit, and more! Each chapter will walk you through simple explanations of each kind of negative thought, and offers real-life examples—as well as the sorts of behaviors, emotions, and bodily sensations that might be expected. You'll also gain an understanding of unhelpful or unrealistic thoughts, how to challenge them, how to replace them with more realistic and helpful thoughts, and an action plan for moving forward. By recognizing these negative thinking habits, you’ll feel more in control and less anxious and sad. Most importantly, you’ll be able to see yourself and the world more clearly. Your thoughts don’t have to define who you are and how you experience life. The transdiagnostic approach in this book will show you how to kick negative thinking habits to the curb for good!

Give Yourself a Pep Talk

Author: Joan Marie Galat
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1455617857
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Self-Help

This collection offers 100 practical pep talks for individuals suffering from stress, anxiety, and depression. Each inspirational vignette offers thoughts to embrace when one is overwhelmed with waves of hopelessness, desperate sadness, and the complete certainty life will never get better. The book offers readers direct, achievable advice for self-improvement and will be of interest to those who experience chronic problems, as well as professionals who counsel troubled individuals.

Raising the Kid You Love with the Ex You Hate

Author: Edward Farber
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 9781608324200
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Family & Relationships

Dr. Farber, a child psychologist on the clinical faculty of the George Washington University School of medicine, offers powerful advice for you and your ex-spouse on how to reduce conflict and protect your children's well-being by co-parenting.

Caught in the Middle

Author: Carla B. Garrity
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 0787938793
Release Date: 1997-08-01
Genre: Psychology

Takes a hard look at the consequences of intense conflict between divorced parents This book explores both the causes and consequences of high-level, stressful conflict between divorced parents on their children's development. It also provides concrete advice to help parents work together to the benefit of all involved, most importantly the children.

Surviving Parental Alienation

Author: Amy J.L. Baker, author of Surviving Parental Alienation: A Journey of Hope and Healing and Bonded to the Abuser: How Victims Make Sense of Childhood Abuse
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442226784
Release Date: 2014-04-04
Genre: Family & Relationships

Surviving Parental Alienation provides parents who have been ostracized from their children with understanding and validation through personal accounts and expert analysis. Offering insight and advice, the authors guide the “targeted” parent through the issues and challenges and help them better manage their experiences.

Parents Acting Badly

Author: Jennifer Jill Harman
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1519675526
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Children of divorced parents

Parental alienation affects as many as 22 million intact, separated, and divorced families in the U.S., and millions more worldwide. It is associated with severe trauma across multiple generations, including the destruction of healthy parent-child relationships, the larger family system, and social networks. Despite the sheer number of families and communities affected by this problem, many people (including professionals) either do not know what it is, actively deny its existence if they have heard of it, or passively serve as bystanders while children become increasingly alienated from loving and adequate families. In Parents Acting Badly, Drs. Jennifer Jill Harman and Zeynep Biringen provide a thorough analysis of how and why this family dynamic can insidiously gain momentum over the years, and how parenting stereotypes, gender inequality, and social institutions (such as family courts) all sanction and even promote the problem. Parents Acting Badly represents a paradigm shift in thinking about parental alienation-from a private issue to a public concern. The authors suggest new approaches to addressing this controversial problem that encompasses individual change, as well as social and institutional reforms. The understanding and prevention of parental alienation can help families, societies, and institutions protect the best interests of the child.

The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce

Author: Julia M. Lewis
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 9780786870738
Release Date: 2001-10-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Divorce is at once a widespread reality and a painful decision, so it is no surprise that this landmark study of its long-term effects should both spark debate and find a large audience. In this compelling, thought-provoking book, Judith Wallerstein explains that, while children do learn to cope with divorce, it in fact takes its greatest toll in adulthood, when the sons and daughters of divorced parents embark on romantic relationships of their own. Wallerstein sensitively illustrates how children of divorce often feel that their relationships are doomed, seek to avoid conflict, and fear commitment. Failure in their loving relationships often seems to them preordained, even when things are going smoothly. As Wallerstein checks in on the adults she first encountered as youngsters more than twenty-five years ago, she finds that their experiences mesh with those of the millions of other children of divorce, who will find themselves on every page. With more than 100,000 copies in print, The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce spent three weeks on the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Denver Post bestseller lists. The book was also featured on two episodes of Oprah as well as on the front cover of Time and the New York Times Book Review.

What Every Woman Should Know about Divorce and Custody

Author: Gayle Rosenwald Smith
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399533494
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

A thorough overview of the legal issues surrounding divorce and custody brings together information and advice from judges, lawyers, therapists, and others on the entire legal process, discussing such areas as parental kidnapping, good and bad custody agreements, domestic violence, blended families, selecting a lawyer, and more. Original.