Author: Jan James

I married Samara’s dad the previous January, and we navigated the waters of blending two families reasonably well. Samara had some significant mental health concerns, and managing social media and teenage dating was proving to be a challenge. Overall, though, our house was a happy...

Today my daughter turns 13. Today, I won't see my daughter. Again. Another year, another birthday missed. Today, a little girl in silent crisis will be forgotten, neglected and tossed aside by someone who should be her hero. She will reminisce of the times she could run free,...

It's hard to comprehend how, in a society which regards itself as progressive, fair and compassionate, that we currently oversee such a catastrophic breakdown in family life. The UK presides over the highest level of family instability in the developed world. Our epidemic levels of family...

Parental alienation is a form of family violence. Until fairly recently, this has remained relatively hidden, misunderstood and misrepresented.  Coercive control and emotional abuse are key features in cases of Parental Alienation, perpetrated by both men and women. The long-term damage caused by emotional abuse is increasingly recognised. Many survivors often refer to...

The UK courts are woefully ineffective in dealing with the tragedy of children who are being psychologically harmed by the ‘power and control’ dynamic commonly referred to, although greatly misunderstood, as parental alienation. If you listen carefully to our broadcast by retired Judge, Philip Marcus, you...

The deliberate psychological manipulation of a child by one parent in order to fracture and, ultimately, destroy the natural attachment bond that a child has with their other parent, seriously harms children. It creates an emotional vortex many never recover from. In the turmoil of relationship breakdown, some...