In some circumstances, alienation can amount to child abuse. If it is not, it will contaminate and quietly control all other parenting issues and then lead only to unhappiness, , and, lastly, parental estrangement. While any application which flows from a suspicion of alienation will be costly and worsen the conflict between the parents, it is urgent that the alienation be stopped immediately if its long-term impact is to be avoided." I am not a psychologist, a psychiatrist, or a counsellor.
As a result this section should be read with a grain of salt, as it is based on my observations of my clients' experiences, a bit of research, and some common sense.
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