About Me

Cedar Creek, Queensland, Australia
At the age of 40, I thought I was the luckiest man in England. I had been married to my childhood sweetheart for 15 years with 4 wonderful children that I doted on. I was self employed, making good money and living in a beautiful 500 year old farmhouse. We had great friends, great holidays then BOOM. My life imploded. My wife had an affair. A bitter divorce ensued. I was forced out of my home and out of my business. My Ex hired aggressive lawyers who cleaned me out financially. All in the space of a year. I was then offered a job on the other side of the world in Brisbane, Australia. Since then, I have started to rebuild my life and am happier than ever. I have remarried, discovered a wonderful country that I am proud to call home and am continuing to learn and become a better person. My new life has come at a price but I do not regret what I have done. I have always been a caring, loving Dad who is now alienated from my four teenage children because I did not behave as my ex-wife wanted me to behave. This blog describes reflections on life then, now and into the future. My blogs may be random but I hope they are not dull. Life isn't. It is what you make it.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Parental Alienation- A Dad's story

Yesterday was Parental Alienation Awareness Day. Sat at home in our remote Queensland home, I didn't notice any different television programming, newspaper articles or even people handing out leaflets. It was as if I knew a secret that no-one else knew about. This made me feel even further alone and isolated, which is the direct objective of the Abuser of the Alienated parent.
I have found that the more I shouted to my Ex and y children about Parental Alienation, the less they appeared to listen. So I stopped and realised that I may not be able to ffect my own situation but I could help others with theirs.
The Internet can be a wonderful thing and I have the benefit of being linked to many people around he world who are also suffering from similar issues to the ones I am subject to. This makes me feel reassured that it isn't "just me" and that there are others who understand and can support me.
some of this online support is via a Facebook network. I was today invited to share thoughts via a blog that could be used as a resource to help others.
What a brilliant idea. Therefore I will be blogging to share my experiences of being an Alienated Dad to help others understand and to let others know that they are not alone.
Watch this space!

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