problem with parental alienation

The Problem with “Parental Alienation”

Pathways Team Alienation

If you’re struggling to manage your relationship with your child during a high-conflict separation or divorce, you’ve likely heard the term “parental alienation.” Maybe you’ve even come across “clinical” definitions that resonate with you and your current situation. However, “parental alienation” itself has a complicated history, and negative connotations in clinical, legal, and emotional terms. We believe that “parental alienation” …

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Coping With Rejection From Your Child

Pathways Team Parental Rejection

Parental rejection is one of the most devastating things a parent will ever experience. Especially amid a high-conflict separation or divorce, it can feel as though you’ve lost everything. Whenever your child chooses not to be a part of your life, it is incredibly challenging not to become overwhelmed by negative emotions. Many parents describe feeling “stuck” in a state …

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What to Look For in a Co-Parenting Coach

Pathways Team Co-Parenting, Family Coaching

Let’s face it: there are many, MANY co-parenting coaching services available to parents today. If you are currently in the midst of a high-conflict separation or divorce, you’ve likely come across countless services claiming to help you “end the suffering and chaos” through “innovative strategies and solutions,” “transformative workshops,” or other catchy marketing lingo. While wading through the buzzwords and …

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3 Factors to Consider When Developing a Co-Parenting Plan

Pathways Team Alienation, Co-Parenting, Family Coaching, Narcissism

Developing any kind of parenting plan during a high-conflict separation or divorce is no small feat. Those parents who choose to put their children first amid this type of traumatic experience have incredible strength and empathy. Though their heart may be in the right place, parents often choose to construct a co-parenting plan in general terms, rather than attempt to …

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Managing Different Types of Narcissists with Pathways Family Coaching

Pathways Team Narcissism, Personality Disorders

Establishing a workable co-parenting arrangement is hard enough on its own. As many parents know, underlying mental health issues can complicate the situation even further. One of the most common factors in a high-conflict separation or divorce is Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). NPD is clinically defined as a mental condition characterized by an inflated sense of their self-importance, an intense …

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Behavioral Pattern Finder – A Proactive Approach to High-Conflict Co-Parenting

Pathways Team Behavioural Pattern Finder

All human beings exhibit predictable patterns in their behavior. A high-conflict co-parent, for example, is likely prone to deflecting responsibility and charming others into accepting their viewpoint. They may have found success in explaining away their high-conflict behaviors within the court system or in family therapy. If you’re on the receiving end of such tactics, you may feel like you …

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