Archive for June, 2009

For Sale on A Family’s Heartbreak

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

A Family’s Heartbreak, LLC announced today that is now selling A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation, at its website store —

“This is a tremendous opportunity for A Family’s Heartbreak,” says Mike Jeffries, the book’s author. “ is a premier online resource for men going through divorce. Since Dads can be both the alienating parent and the targeted parent, the chance to expand the reach of our book through will hopefully help Dads, Moms and children avoid this emotionally destructive family dynamic.”

A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation is the true story of one parent’s struggle to maintain a normal relationship with his young son in the face of overwhelming odds. Dr. Richard Warshak, author of Divorce Poison: Protecting the Parent-Child Bond from a Vindictive Ex, called A Family’s Heartbreak, “a provocative and compelling account of the destruction of a parent-child relationship and the legal system’s complicity in the process.” was founded by Joseph E. Cordell for the purpose of informing fathers about their rights during divorce litigation, while providing them with concrete, practical resources to achieve the best results in the courtroom. Tens of thousands of visitors browse the site every month.

Buy a book, educate a professional and save a child from parental alienation

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Professionals who deal with alienation on a daily basis continue to recognize A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation, as a valuable resource for families, legal professionals and the courts. 

Mark Roseman, a Certified Family Court Mediator in Florida says that nearly 35 percent of all parents experience some sort of alienation, and that many are themselves victims of high conflict divorce. Roseman also indicates that courts are addressing the presence of alienation and alienating behavior more than ever before. Even still, he says, “Improved child outcomes necessitate an educated judiciary and legal system. A Family’s Heartbreak will be an important tool for such achievement.”

Joan Kloth-Zanard is a Life Coach and Counselor who runs three non-profit, online, parental alienation support groups. She says A Family’s Heartbreak will “help first-timers prepare for what they are up against,” and also help parents who are in the middle of their parental alienation nightmares. Kloth-Zanard adds, “In fact, this book could even help those who are truly lost from their children’s lives as it gives them a better understanding as well as belief that they are not alone and that they were powerless given the poor set of resources available to them in the courts.”

We wrote A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation to educate the legal and mental health communities about parental alienation and help other families avoid this painful and life-altering situation. If you know an attorney, counselor or therapist who could benefit from this information, please buy a copy of A Family’s Heartbreak and send it to him or her. You’ll help people who will never know your name, but who will be eternally grateful that someone took the time to educate a professional who was able to protect a child’s relationships with his or her parents.

Happy Father’s Day to Alienated Dads

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Holidays are tough for alienated parents — especially holidays like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day that are designed to honor a place in our childrens’ lives that alienating parents and our alienated children refuse to recognize.

So with Father’s Day coming up, we wanted to post part of an article that Jeff Opperman wrote a few years ago for  The article is called, “A Father’s Day wish for the alienated dad.” 

Happy Father’s Day to all targeted fathers from A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation. We know you’d rather celebrate Father’s Day with your children, and we hope one year soon you will.

Here’s the excerpt from the article:

… My most heartfelt Father’s Day wishes go to the Dads who are victims of PAS. So Happy Father’s Day to the alienated Dad:

In the airport, may someone meet you with a big hug.

In the mall, may a toddler look up at you from a stroller and smile.

At a ballgame, may you catch a foul ball and enjoy giving the ball to the kid sitting closest to you.

At work, may you enjoy your job.

At the supermarket, may you get a group “thank you” from the Scout troupe for buying something you didn’t really need.

At home, may you have the information you need to order your child’s school picture; and the strength you need to keep the photo where you can see it.

On vacation, may you get through an entire chapter of your book without thinking about the child who refused to come with you.

Holding the remote control, may you come across actor Rick Schroeder in a rerun of NYPD Blue rather than The Champ.

Volunteering as a Big Brother, may you see signs of your positive influence.

Listening to the radio, may the station play Harry Chapin’s Cats in the Cradle and Will Smith’s Just the Two of Us when you’re out of the room.

Cooking dinner, may you have a reason to increase the ingredients of your favorite recipe.

Picking up the ringing phone, may you have a wonderful surprise on the other end of the line.

You can see posts from Jeff Opperman at our A Family’s Heartbreak Facebook page —

You can read the complete article, A Father’s Day wish for the alienated Dad at

Learning to live with Parental Alienation

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 has published a new article on parental alienation — Learning to live with Parental Alienation by Mike Jeffries.

The article focuses on techniques that targeted parents can use to cope with their painful situations.  For example, cognitive exercises such as thought replacement and positive self talk help targeted parents deal with depressing, unproductive thoughts and images that typically pervade their daily existence. 

Here’s a link to the article on —  Please come back once you read the article and give us your feedback.

Sister Julia, Sister Charity and Mike

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

If you haven’t heard Mike Jeffires, author of A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation, explain why one parent damages or destroys a child’s normal, healthy relationship with the other parent, tune in June 9 at 7:00 p.m. EST when Mike joins Sister Julia of the Joshua Rose Foundation and Sister Charity of The Guardians of the Future Ministry on their internet talk show.

Sister Julia and Sister Charity have teamed up to offer hope and help to targeted parents and adult survivors of parental alienation.  They provide support, encouragement and empowerment thru the exchange of information, resources and ideas among non-custodial parents and other targeted individuals being kept away from the children they love.

If you want to dial in call 724-444-7444 and enter the caller ID — 28046.

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