We were thrilled when Dr. L.F. Lowenstein agreed to review A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation.
Dr. Lowenstein (M.A. Dip. Psych., Ph.D.) is the author of numerous books and over 350 articles — including more than 50 articles on parental alienation. For the last 20 years he has been a Forensic Psychologist specializing in Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology and general problems related to psychological changes within individuals.
Here are excerpts of his review of A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation:
“As one who has himself written a book on parental alienation, studied the concept of parental alienation and the activity of damaging the personal relationship with children, I felt this book very deeply — probably almost as deeply as the writer.”
“I enjoyed the simple analogies in the book like, ‘Parental alienation reminds me of an old-fashioned western… the good guy in white and the bad guy in black.’ Each chapter aptly describes the contents to come like ‘Living with Alienation, Looking for Help and Game, Set, Match.’ There is a discussion about the ‘verbal switch’ which follows divorce and the disassociation of one parent from the other so that the children are clear that they are choosing between parents.”
“It is my view that every Judge dealing with parental alienation in America, as well as in other countries, should have a copy of this book and study it carefully in order to understand the evil which is being committed by a parent, whether mother or father, who turns a loving child against a formerly loved parent.”
“… one child was never alienated against his father as he was able to stand up to the process which is indeed a rare gift among young children.”
“I hope books like ‘A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation,’ will contribute in the fight for justice for our children and their futures.”