Near and Far Memory: The Experience of Generational Loss in Parental Alienation

Karen Woodall

Parental alienation doesn’t just affect the horizontal family line, parents and children, it affects the vertical family line too, the grandparents and great grandparents.  This week I have been sent two emails, one from a parent I worked a couple of years ago and another from a parent who I haven’t worked with but whose experience is familiar to me.

In both of these communications the trans-generational reality of parental alienation is starkly apparent.  The first email ends as follows….

P.s what you always miss is, it isn’t that you saved the kids and I, you saved all future generations, and for that reason you should sleep well……

and reminds me that the work that we do with families affected by parental alienation is not just one dimensional in the here and now, like most ordinary therapy, it is in fact three and even four dimensional, working with trauma patterns…

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About madisonelizabethbaylis

Father of Kevin, Jenvey and Maddie. Being alienated from Maddie due to the fact that after her mother divorced me and remarried she cut me out of my daughter´s life. I then rekindled my relationship with the mother of my boys and since then Melissa is hell bend on allienating and abusing Maddie
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