Alec Baldwin Writes About Parental Alienation-innawoods

Home-and-Family Award-winning actor and current cast member of 30 Rock, Alec Baldwin’s well-chronicled divorce from Academy-Award-winning actress, Kim Basinger, and subsequent contentious and acidic custody battle for their daughter, Ireland, is chronicled in his new book, A Promise to Ourselves: A Journey through Fatherhood and Divorce, (St Martin’s Press, $24.95) Baldwin and Basinger seemed to be the perfect Hollywood couple when they tied the knot in 1993, and with the arrival of their daughter, Ireland, in 1995, were soon raised to "perfect glamorous family" status. This was shattered with their unexpected separation in 2000 and subsequent hostile divorce in 2002. Then began one of the most public and vicious custody battles on record, and Baldwin details his personal pain and unhappiness as he battled daily, like so many other alienated parents, for equal time with his daughter who was being methodically turned against him by Basinger. Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) is described by leading expert, Dr Richard Warshak in his seminal book, Divorce Poison, as a deliberate and methodical campaign by one parent to turn their offspring against the other parent by disrespecting, bashing and brainwashing, in an effort to remove them from the picture. Alec Baldwin writes with passion about his vivid experience of divorce poison that drove him to the brink emotionally, professionally and financially. He makes the point that besides systematic alienation, non-custodial parents (often fathers) have to reluctantly leave their children behind, due to the overwhelming bias of judges, lawyers and court-appointed therapists. He cites a big reason for publishing the book is because, "There is…. enough injustice, inefficiency and corruption within the system to .pel us as a society to closely examine what is being perpetrated on innocent men and women." Baldwin was further embarrassed by the media coverage of the angry, frustrated voice mail left for his daughter who never seemed to answer his prearranged phone calls. The good news is that Baldwin reports that things are now good with his daughter, and will continue to improve, if Basinger lets them alone. This is a sincere, enlightening and very personal account of PAS and divorce poison, and is a useful guide and very encouraging for the many divorced parents who are going through less public but just as devastating custody battles and vengeful ex-spouses. Co-parenting after separation and divorce should really be child-centered, with both parents promoting healthy child-parental relationships, and setting aside their own conflict and desire for revenge. Read Alec Baldwin’s book to learn firsthand about Parental Alienation, and refer to Dr Warshak’s Divorce Poison for more insight into identifying the warning signs of parental alienation and excellent advice on how to deal with it. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: