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Impressive Reviews for A Family’s Heartbreak

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Germany, Austria, the U.K…

No, we’re not about to launch into a remake “Dancing in the Streets.”  From our perspective, David Bowie and Mick Jagger made the ultimate remake of the Martha Reeves & the Vandella’s song.

However we are pointing out that the reach of A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation continues to expand. The book is helping people in countries around the world understand and cope with parental alienation. And for anyone who thinks parental alienation is purely a father’s issue, or a U.S./Canadian issue, we hope the latest professionals to review A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation from their respective countries and perspectives can help put those myths to rest.

Christian T. Dum, Ph.D., heads a non-profit organization ( in Germany which deals with psychological and legal child custody questions.   Dum says, “Mike Jeffries had never heard of parental alienation, but in his desire to understand what was happening he eventually found in Dr. Davies a professional who was very familiar with this phenomenon. Their latter cooperation as affected parent and psychological expert on authoring this book makes it truly exceptional, different from professional literature dissecting the problem from the view point of a neutral scientist, different from the usual self help book, and different from personal accounts of similar experiences.”  You can see his complete review at

Kimber Adams is a Mom living in Vienna, Austria and the author of A Parentectomy ( In her book, Adams vividly illustrates the heartbreak, frustration and hopelessness that parents experience when their children are turned against them in order to fill the other parent’s unhealthy emotional needs. After she finished reading A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation Adams wrote, “All I can say is, ‘What a gift!  WHAT A GIFT you have given targeted parents!!’ A Family’s Heartbreak is so appropriately titled. It is an excellent introduction to parental alienation – concise and all-encompassing. It’s a remarkable contribution to the information available on parental alienation.”

Natasha Phillips is a non-practicing barrister and founder of “Divorce Manual” in the U.K. Phillips works for pressure groups like Justice for Families – combining political and legal policy proposals with a goal of reforming the Family Justice System in the U.K. Phillips said, “The tragedy told in this book is underscored with wry humour and well placed heartfelt home truths that resonate throughout the book… Whether you find yourself laughing at the Banana Schedule or intrigued by the solutions Michael offers, A Family’s Heartbreak is a must read, with startling similarities between the U.K. and U.S. family law courts.” You can read Phillips’ complete review at Researching Reform.

And the beat goes on.

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