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Divorce Poison New and Updated Edition: How to Protect Your Family from Bad-mouthing and Brainwashing [Kindle Edition]

Dr. Richard A. Warshak
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Your ex-spouse is bad mouthing you to your children, constantly portraying you in a negative light, perhaps even trying to turn them against you. If you handle the situation ineffectively, your relationship with your children could suffer. You could lose their respect, lose their affections-even, in extreme cases, lose all contact with them. The conventional advice is to do nothing, that fighting fire with fire will only result in greater injury to the children. But after years of consulting parents who heeded such advice with no success, Dr. Richard Warshak is convinced that this approach is wrong. It doesn't work, and parents are left feeling helpless and hopeless. DIVORCE POISON instead offers a blueprint for effective response. In it, you will learn how to distinguish different types of criticism, how and why parents manipulate their children, how to detect these maneuvers, and how these practices damage children. Most importantly, you'll discover powerful strategies to preserve and rebuild loving relationships with your children.

DIVORCE POISON is a time-tested work that gives parents powerful strategies to preserve and rebuild loving relationships with their children-and provides practical advice from legal and mental-health professionals to help their clients and safeguard the welfare of children. Whether they are perpetrators of divorce poison, victims of it, or both, parents who heed Dr. Warshak's advice will enable their children to maintain love and respect for their parents-even if their parents no longer love and respect each other.



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?A great book for both parents and professionals on a previously neglected topic by an outstanding clinician/researcher.??Henry Biller, Ph.D., professor of psychology, University of Rhode Island, and author of The Father Factor

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Your ex-spouse is bad-mouthing you to your children, perhaps even trying to turn them against you. If you handle the situation ineffectively, you could lose your children's respect, their affections - even in extreme case, lose contact with them. The conventional advice is to do nothing, that fighting fire with fire will only result in greater injury to the children. But Dr Richard Warshak is convinced that this approach does nothing but leave parents feeling helpless. And the damage to children is considerable, particularly when warring parents enlist children as allies in the battle. The problems range from tainted parent-child relationships to a disturbance known as parental alienation syndrome, in which children virtually disown one of their parents. DIVORCE POISON is the first book that offers specific advice to protect children from the results of their parents' animosity. It details how to distinguish different types of criticism, how and why parents manipulate their children, how to detect these manoeuvres, and how these practices damage children. Most importantly, it offers parents powerful strategies to preserve and rebuild loving relationships with their children.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 573 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B001RTST60
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (12 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00526ZLMY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #104,970 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential 11 Dec. 2005
Format:Paperback
I was sceptical when I ordered this book - how could one book claim to cover the whole subject? As the child of divorced parents and also a divorced mother I thought I had all the answers - how wrong could I be? If I had to suggest just one book to all parents (even those not even contemplating divorce) this would have to be it. I have even convinced my solicitor to recommend it to all her divorce clients. The overwhelming impression is of wisdom and good sense. Not a hint of sexism or judgmentalism. Lots of practical suggestions which are workable and also excercises which proved illuminating. Convincingly written by a professional who clearly has the best interests of PEOPLE at heart, and not a personal axe to grind. Get it, you just can't regret it.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sad but essential 1 July 2009
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First of all, I'd like to express my sympathy to any parent who, faced with hostile ex's (and/or their new partners) is even contemplating reading a book like this. I simply can not describe the personal feeling upon hearing your child speaking negatively about you in tonalities and inflections which clearly aren't theirs. If you are new and inexperienced to the subject of parental alienation, and your child has expressed symptoms, your natural reaction, after total and utter shock, will most probably be anger - this book will teach you how to deal with these negative emotions, and how to react positively (thereby not pushing the child away, and validating the ex's/ex's new partners poison).

This book was recommended to me by a member of FNF, and I can confirm that, at the moment, this is probably the best tool you can have against parental alienation. It will alleviate the feeling of helplessness and anger, and provide priceless tips and tools to counter the damaging effects on your child. If you are seeing the symptoms, no matter how minor and seemingly insignificant, get this book before it's too late.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By jenbean
Format:Paperback
Dr. Warshak is the first person I've found to give practical instructions on how to deal with alienation. He covers the subject 360° starting with all of the possibilities which ARE NOT alienation then describing the techniques used to alienate us from our children and how to combat them. Don't delay! I like many got this information much too late and lost my child; now with Dr. Warshak's help I just MIGHT get her back. God bless you on your journey to reconnect with your children.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Janta
Format:Paperback
*Divorce Poison* is a must-read for all mums and dads who are suddenly rejected or treated with contempt by their children following a separation from the other parent. In his very readable book, Dr Warshak describes how to detect and identify parental alienation. He provides practical tips on how to protect yourself and your children from the pernicious influence of a vindictive ex. He explains how to deal with children who have been unreasonably rejecting a parent -- sometimes for years. This includes children of all ages, from young children through to adolescents and grown-up children, who refuse to see, or even communicate with, their rejected parent, because their other parent has subtly or overtly embarked on a campaign of denigration. *Divorce Poison* provides helpful advice for both sides in the parents' conflict, as well as for the extended family and for other important adults in the lives of alienated children. In addition, *Divorce Poison* contains important recommendations for judges, lawyers, court-appointed psychologists, custody evaluators and therapists. I would therefore recommend this book not only for personal, but also for professional use. The most important message of *Divorce Poison* to rejected parents is never to give up. This book provides hope and vindication when your world as a parent seems to be falling apart.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best I have read on this subject 12 Jun. 2008
By Wistiliamos VINE VOICE
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I got a copy of this book after having it recommended by a number of friends from FNF, it truly is the easiest read about parental alienation.

It simply and easily explains what PA is and how to spot it early, how to combat it and how to keep your child loving you despite a hostile ex.

Simply it is a must for separated parents who have hostile ex's.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I didn't like this book 1 Oct. 2013
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It only dealt with the American legal system, and I'm Irish. So I wasn't particularly interested in tons of American court cases, and all these sad stories of who won the custody battle, because they were better able to manipulate the judge. It didn't give me any reassurance for my current situation. On a positive note it did highlight some of the ways used to manipulate the children involved, which was good for my awareness.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Philip Larking summed it up didn't he? I can't repeat the poem here, but read "This be the verse" and you'll get it. The sad thing is that the abuse - yet it is child abuse - that is inflicted upon children by once sane parents continues unabated and is largely unrecognised. When it is recognised, it's years down the line and the Family Justice System tend to wash their hands of it as being "too difficult". Read this book and understand that the child on the front cover is being abused. It is child abuse an should be treated as such.

This book offers some strategies for coping with it, sadly the advice whilst good, is only really apposite before the abuse has set in.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars good news for parents targeted by alienation strategies
Warshak's book is a comprehensive guide to its topic. As a parent who took the stereotypical 'high road' of trying not to catch my children in the conflict between my ex- and... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mansel
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brilliant book which not only provides a valuable insight...
Absolutely brilliant book which not only provides a valuable insight into PAS but more importantly the means and suggestions on how to survive the difficulties and pain in being on... Read more
Published 4 months ago by hollylog
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth Getting
Not read it all yet. Style is easy to read. Book is a good size not too laborious looking, if like me you don't get much time to read (kids)
I bought it to help me help my... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Looters of the world nur
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Some good advice in here
Published 8 months ago by KSB
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
V useful
Published 9 months ago by anneh
1.0 out of 5 stars the AUTHOR is POISON!!!!!
Would you have your daughter learn proper dating etiquette from Ted Bundy? (Reading or buying or supporting this book is the equivalent, taking advise from a INTENSE, horrific,... Read more
Published 16 months ago by hey there
5.0 out of 5 stars Very insightful
An insightful, honest and real view of the truth based on solid research and experience. Easy to read and full of helpful advice. Read more
Published 20 months ago by B
5.0 out of 5 stars Should be read by everyone who has a divorce in the family.
This was really scary as we found that so much we had been told was actually doing damage to our family. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Rosemary
5.0 out of 5 stars Parental Alienation
Very helpful. Sadly alienation works and the only way to deal with it is to be tough and do not 'pussy foot' around the abuser or if the child is older, they know exactly what's... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Princess KUMARI
5.0 out of 5 stars Very factual
A very factual book in terms of the real insight of what really happens when couple get divorced. It can help you deal with some of the situation that arise.
Published 21 months ago by Jasmine Johnston
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