I’ve been fighting for years to have a relationship with my kids. It’s called Parental Alienation Syndrome. When one parent refuses to allow the other to see their kids.
The worse part is that the children are the victims. They often don’t understand what’s happened, they actually feel isolated and unwanted by the parent who has been alienated.
Even though I’ve moved across the country twice to be with my children, put everything in my on life on hold, left jobs, clients, relationships, it doesn’t matter. In the eyes of my children, I have not been there for them.
It’s not my daughters fault. They are the victims.
Parental Alienation is a form of child abuse.
I continue to trudge forward. It’s impossible to explain to anyone how difficult it is. How exhausting, how emotionally devastating it is.
I’m not looking for sympathy. I don’t want my children to think they should feel sorry for me, or anyone should.
I haven’t told this entire story to any one person. It’s paralyzing.
Can it become too much? Does it have to end somewhere?