Abusers are parents who make up lies about the other parent and make a child feel not loved and wanted by the other parent. In most cases, it is the mother who is the Parental Alienator, not because it is a gender-specific illness, but because mom’s are given custodial rights over 85 percent of the time in the United States.
Parental Alienation is not gender specific. It is an illness in which a parent typically get a domestic violence restraining order against one parent, and then proceeds to keep the other parent away from the other.
How easy is it to get a restraining order? Pretty durn, easy. The laws in most states require no evidence whatsoever to get a temporary restraining order, and after 30 days, when a man is kicked out of his house, kept away from his children, and loses almost everything he owns, a temporary order is usually made 1-3 years in most cases.
That period of time is more than enough for the mom to brainwash the child against the parent. In many cases, children lose all touch with the other parent, are told all kinds of heinous lies, and the child learns to “mimic” the abusers hatred.
The psychological damage is life-long. In some cases, such as the Holly-Jennifer Collins case, it will last forever for these children. It is sad to say, but 20 years from now, the cycle will probably repeat itself, and the Collins kids will alienate their children from the spouses.