Divorce Poison: Protecting the Parent/Child Bond from a Vindictive Ex

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 320 pages

Your ex-spouse is bad-mouthing you to your children, perhaps even trying to turn them against you. If you handle the situation ineffectively, you could lose your children's respect, their affection—even, in extreme cases, contact with them.

Backed by twenty-five years of experience in helping families, Dr. Richard Warshak presents powerful strategies for dealing with everything from tainted parent-child relationships in which children are disrespectful or reluctant to show their affection to disturbances in which children virtually disown an entire side of the family.

Divorce Poison offers advice on how to:

  • Recognize early warning signs of trouble
  • React if your children refuse to see you
  • Respond to rude and hateful behavior
  • Avoid the seven most common errors made by rejected parents

This groundbreaking work gives parents powerful strategies to preserve and rebuild loving relationships with their children and provides legal and mental-health professionals with practical advice to help their clients and ensure the welfare of children.

 

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My neighbor recommended this book for me to try to help me understand all that was going on with my stepson. The book felt like our life at times. Highly recommended for families that have drama with their exs and kids involved. Read full review

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This is a watershed work. Well researched and clearly expressed. IT IS NOT AN ACADEMIC PAPER,and therefore must be followed up with that academic perspective which one will easily find when they look. Those who continue to hold firmly to a contrary view do so from a political perspective and not grounded in experience or knowledge of human behviour.
Dr. Warshak has given ample support for the theories he espouses, and the remedies he has successfully undertaken.
Read the book, abused children will benefit or at least be saved from needless harm.
Robert
 

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Dr. Richard A. Warshak is a clinical professor of psychology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. An international authority and consultant to parents and attorneys on divorce and parental alienation, Dr. Warshak has spoken at the White House, and his work has been featured in a PBS documentary and in media including The Early Show, Today, CNN, CTV, the New York Times, USA Today, Macleans, the London Sunday Telegraph, the Toronto Star, and Time.

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