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Bitter Custody

Update: 2019-03-099
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A controversial theory about child abuse is swaying family court judges to award custody to parents accused of harming kids. We trace the origins of “parental alienation.”



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Tess Alexa

You have seen nothing. Understand, nothing. I can only hope that if you work in these fields that the damage you've done is some day healed.

Mar 10th
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Tess Alexa

Let me be clear. As a victim of abuse who nobody believed. Who everyone told me my mother wasn't abusive. You are so very wrong and your attitude causes very real harm. This is a recipe for disaster.

Mar 10th
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Tess Alexa

Parental alienation is absolute bullshit. This actually makes me so viciously angry. If I was ever to get my hands on these judges they would end up seriously hurt.

Mar 10th
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Strang3rDang3r

Heather Ramsey it shouldn't be up to a bureaucrat to decide if a teenager is lying about abuse. it's clear that family courts have wayyyyy too much power that it allows personal biases to affect decisions. obviously PA exists, but the government should have as little say as possible when it comes to taking sides in an ending marriage.

Mar 11th
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Tess Alexa

Tess Alexa Then you have seen and know nothing. I sincerely hope that if you work in this field the damage you've caused is healed some day.

Mar 10th
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Jodi Bishop-Phipps

Quite possibly the best report I have listened to by Reveal - and you have had a number of good ones. This crazy theory appears to have emotional injured so many children and families. this is so wrong.

Mar 9th
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Heather Ramsey

Jodi Bishop-Phipps Excellent episode, subscribed after listening on local public radio station.

Mar 10th
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