Category Archives: maternal alienation

Mechanisms of Maternal Alienation

My model showing the mechanisms of maternal alienation A designer friend of mine funked up my model of the mechanisms of maternal alienation that I developed during my psychology master’s in 2013. I planned on using it in a presentation … Continue reading

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Will Rebecca Minnock become another mother apart?

The media reports of Rebecca Minnock who has gone into hiding with her son are sure to make chilling reading for mothers living apart from their children. I am wondering what the outcome of this story will be – will … Continue reading

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‘I feel mute’ – a message to the family courts

This post is reblogged from the Maypole Women website as it reflects the experiences of many women who are central to the Mothers Apart Project. Posted on January 10, 2015 by Maypole Women This is a message from a victim … Continue reading

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Maternal Alienation

Australian researcher, Anne Morris, originated the concept of maternal alienation (MA) during her research with women survivors of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) and mothers of child sex abuse (CSA). Morris defined this as the phenomenon of children being alienated … Continue reading

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Childless Mother

This brief account of maternal alienation from Juno’s Ramblings mirrors the experience of thousands of mothers whose relationship with their children has been targeted by their abuser. Let me say to you that you are not alone – it is … Continue reading

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