I often wonder how many adults were alienated, as children, against a parent, usually (in 90%+ of cases) by their mothers. The number must be huge in the UK alone. I’ve met so many men and women who are convinced their fathers were monsters, because that’s what their mothers told them, and they’ve never heard their fathers’ sides of the story, as they were denied contact with their fathers as children. I always encourage these adults to contact their fathers and listen to what they have to say.
Our thanks to Ed Bartlett of the Washington DC-based Domestic Abuse and Violence International Alliance (DAVIA) for this press release. We’re an active member of DAVIA which is sponsoring the International Conference on Men’s Issues in Budapest, Hungary, in August 2024.
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