Trouble with the ex?
A marriage break-up is painful, whatever the circumstances, and especially hurtful if a husband (or wife) leaves for another. We get that. But what happens if an ex will not move on? Or the reaction is not proportional? Or your partner is caught up in daily battles over access, or money, or parenting? What happens if her rage is taken out on you (even when it is not your fault)?
The instant family – becoming a step-mother
Biological mothers get nine month’s warning before they even have a baby in the house, and then motherhood naturally allows years of bonding and learning on-the-job. By the time there’s a moody teenager in the house, you know that deep down they still love you, and you know them. Becoming a step-mother is very different.
At the BSWC, we believe Parental Alienation is a form of child abuse. Parental Alienation is the attempt by one parent to turn a child against the other parent, a parent with whom they have had a close and loving relationship in the past. One of the best antidotes we have observed for this is regular contact between a parent and a child.