The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, spring has arrived, and with that comes Mother’s Day. This holiday brings to mind children making cards for their mothers to attest to their love for her and dads taking the kids shopping for that special something to show mom how much they care and appreciate her. However, Mother’s Day can be a stark reminder for many mothers that suffer from their child being alienated from them. This day is just another painful memory of what once was and what has been taken away. For a mother, I think that there is a lot of shame brought on by societal views when a mom isn’t in a child’s life coupled with the trauma of the loss of seeing a child. Many suffer in silence because of the shame and fear of judgment from others because she is not the main caregiver for her children. However, what many people on the outside don’t see is that mothers living apart from their children is not always caused by something they did or didn’t do. Just like fathers who are alienated from their children because of the mother, mothers are often alienated because of the actions of a father.
Maybe you aren’t completely alienated from your children, yet, but something doesn’t feel quite right. If you are experiencing any of these signs, you may be alienated from your children very soon. If any of these sound familiar, seek legal counsel immediately to avoid total parental alienation.
If something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. I always say mothers truly do have that special motherly instinct and I always recommend that they don’t ignore that instinct.
I would like to wish every mother and especially those mothers suffering from alienation from their children a happy Mother’s Day. You are appreciated and your grief is understood. If you are suffering from parental alienation, give Kevin Hickey Law Partners a call to schedule a consultation to begin the process of re-establishing a relationship with your child or stop total alienation. We will never judge you or your situation. What we will do is fight for you. Our River Valley office number is 479.434.2414 and our Northwest Arkansas number is 479.802.6560. To learn more about my firm sign up for updates and more stories like yours and check out my video series Saturday Morning Coffee with Counsel.