A useful checklist of symptoms to understand.
Revises history to eliminate or diminish any positive memories of experiences with the rejected parent.
Has reactions and perceptions not justified by or disproportionate to the rejected parent’s behavior.
Has a stronger, but not necessarily healthy, psychological bond with the alienating parent than with the rejected parent.
Tells stories about one or both parents or the situation that are repetitive and lacking in detail and depth.
Denies hope for reconciliation.
Displays independent thinker phenomenon; he or she will claim beliefs about a rejected parent are his or her own and not the alienating parent.
Shows signs of role corruption, role reversal, or triangulation.
May struggle with internalizing problems such as anxiety, depression, phobic reactions, or low self-esteem.
May manifest signs of externalizing behavioral problems including, but not limited to bullying, sexual behavioral problems, or oppositional behavioral struggles.
Expresses worry for the…
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