Gender Neutralizing PAS/HAP
Dear Ron Lasorsa: Your website is a valuable source of information for the fathers who are grieving the loss of their children through parent alienation. But please be aware that this insidious pattern of behavior is not gender specific. There are multitudes of women who have bankrupted themselves, financially and emotionally, in efforts to maintain a positive, ongoing relationship with their children after contentious divorces. The literature on parent alienation frequently paints the woman as the villain, but we certainly have been victimized as well by fathers who are looking to exact revenge from the fallout from painful divorces. In fact, there are many women who have had the same false allegations and restraining orders filed against them so that the ex can maintain total control over them. It is imperative that we stand together to enact legislation on this matter. It is unconscionable for vindictive parents to allow their desire to inflict pain upon their former partners outweigh the need for children to have two loving parents in their lives.