It is hard to believe that when you go to Amazon.com and type A Family’s Heartbreak into the search field, the entry that comes up for sale after A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation is The Partridge Family: The Complete 4th Season. I mean, what kind of connection exists between a parental alienation book and a lip-synching family that traveled around in a psychedelic bus?
Does Amazon know something we don’t know? Is the unknown connection the thought-to-be-deceased Mr. Partridge? We were told that Shirley Jones was a widow. But did she just say she was a widow and in reality alienate Keith, Danny and Lori from their Dad? Think about it — the kids never talked about Dad, or wished that he could attend one of their concerts. Mrs. Partridge and Reuben didn’t do anything to keep Dad’s memory alive either. All very suspicious if you ask me.
Perhaps it will take a VH1 Partridge Family Behind the Music to know for sure. Until then, you can get the truth about parental alienation from other sources. One source is the U.K.’s Natasha Phillips on Researching Reform, a program highlighting developments in England’s legal system. Mike Jeffries, author of A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation, recently discussed marriage, the legal system, and parental alienation on Researching Reform. The complete interview is at link below.