Divorces are known to have a harmful impact on a parent-child relationship. The manifestation of parental alienation in a child can happen in several forms. A parent can deny the other parent custody of the child and actively seek to turn a child against that parent. For example, due to the mother’s anxiety over losing custody of her child, she might indirectly say hurtful lies about the father.

Parental alienation in kids can lead to depression, eating disorders, anger issues, educational problems, drug addiction, and more. With rates of divorce having increased over the generations, parental alienation through a divorce is steadily on the rise. In some cases, the parental alienation dies down over time. There are also rare cases where it does not lessen, which can result in devastating blows to the victim. However, for parents going through a divorce, there are some ways that both of you can work together to prevent parental alienation.

Always See Your Child

It can be discouraging and frustrating when your ex is stonewalling your efforts to reach your child. However, this doesn’t imply that you should throw in the towel and lose grip of your child. They need you in their life and will appreciate that you didn’t quit trying to reach them. Keep fighting and doing everything humanly possible to contact them. Your efforts are going to pay off someday. 

Visit a Therapist

Additionally, you can avoid parental alienation when in shared custody by visiting a therapist or expert. Going to a therapist can help you identify parental alienating and help nip it in the bud. They can also help you provide evidence for support of your case in court.

Request to See Your Child in Writing

If you are fighting against parental alienation in court, you can ask to see your child in writing to gather evidence to support your case. By making this request, you will have irrefutable proof that your ex is acting selfish and denying you custody of your child. 

There you have it! Above are some ways to avoid parental alienation in shared custody divorces. Parental alienation is a very bad thing for a child or parent to experience. No child should be denied the care of a parent or a parent denied custody of their child. You can avoid this situation by adhering to the measures above.