What is the Difference Between Alienation & Estrangement?

In high conflict divorce, accusations of parental alienation are common and cause tremendous distress for everyone involved, including the courts. But is it truly alienation? Or is it estrangement? What’s the difference? It’s important to understand the difference.

In this episode, Megan quizzes Bill on the similarities and differences and Bill talks about the theories he’s developed and written about in several books, most specifically in Don’t Alienate the Kids: Raising Resilient Children While Avoiding High Conflict Divorce.

Links & Other Notes


Don’t Alienate the Kids
Splitting: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder

New Ways for Families Co-Parenting Playbook (online course)
Dealing with High Conflict People in Family Law Cases

1,000 Little Bricks Can Build a Wall of Child Alienation
Alienation Update

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Note: We are not diagnosing anyone in our discussions, merely discussing patterns of behavior.

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