We had to share this photo our alienating parent posted on the internet on St. Patrick’s Day 2005. Since we’re proud of our Irish heritage, St. Patrick’s Day is always spent with family and friends. Before our alienating parent successfully alienated her children from their father, that included my husband’s children and grandchild.
Before meeting us on St. Patrick’s Day 2005, my step-daughters and step-grandchild had breakfast with our alienating parent. When she shared the photo, she had to make sure to include her observation: “This early morning stop at a local Pub didn’t pose any threat of intoxicated adults.”
As in years past, our alienating parent’s daughter, mother of the child in the photo, decided where and with whom her child would spend St. Patrick’s Day. It appears our alienating parent was concerned about the child coming in contact with intoxicated adults. And she had to make certain everyone knew her feelings on the matter, by posting it on the internet.
These comments are directed at her own child — who made the decision about St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Of course, our alienating parent has had problems with relationships, whether it be family members, friends, or co-workers. Her own child had to see this comment being made about her parenting skills, via the internet, associated with a photo of her child.
But, you see, that’s the life of an alienated child. They have to endure this behavior from their parent — because they’ve already lost one parent, and don’t want to run the risk of losing another.
“Alienated children are no less damaged than other child victims of extreme conflict, such as child soldiers and other abducted children, who identify with their tormentors to avoid pain and maintain a relationship with them, however abusive that relationship may be.” [Source: www.psychologytoday.com ]