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Jeffries visits Men Matter Radio on February 25

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Mike Jeffries, author of A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation, visits the internet radio show Men Matter, on Friday, February 25 at 8:00 p.m. EST. Program host Dr. Kevin Maguire will interview Jeffries on issues surrounding parental alienation.

“Dr. Maguire is an alienated father who knows about the pain, hopelessness and frustration associated with parental alienation,” Jeffries said. “We have a lot in common with the listeners and I look forward to sharing the coping mechanisms I’ve used to help others live with their heartbreaking situations.”

Listeners can call into the program at 347-539-5024. They can also listen via the internet at Jeffries also will be taking questions from listeners.

Time marches on

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

In A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation, there’s a story about my alienated son refusing to attend a New York Yankees baseball game because, well, he was alienated. 

His rejection that night hit me especially hard because the New York Yankees and Yankee Stadium is something my Dad shared with me, and something I wanted to share with my sons. Dad took me to my first Yankees’ game at the pre-renovated “old” stadium in the 1960s. I wanted to give my sons the same fond memories of attending a game with their Dad that my Dad gave me.

George Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees, died today. The Boss’ death comes two days after the death of long-time Yankee Stadium public address announcer Bob Sheppard. The House that Ruth Built is also gone — replaced last year by a “new” Yankee Stadium.

As alienated parents we often think of our children as if time stands still. We picture them as they looked the last time we were together. In our minds, they have the same friends and interests too. We’re well aware that months, and even years, have passed since we’ve seen them, but a small part of us wants to believe that one day we can pick up right where we left off.

Father Time constantly reminds us that nothing stays the same. Today George Steinbrenner entered the ranks of Yankees mythology. We’ll talk about him in the past tense — just like we talk about Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio and Mantle. Maybe one day I’ll attend a game with my son and tell him how I was sitting in the stands at the Old Timer’s Game when George brought Billy back, but it won’t be the same. The Boss is gone. The old stadium is gone. My son’s childhood is gone. Time marches on.

Justice Jeffries style

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Mike Jeffries, author of A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation, will be a guest on the internet talk show America’s Injustice, Tuesday night, March 16 at 8:00 p.m. EST.

The program will focus on parental alienation and the progress parents, legal and mental health professionals have made raising awareness of this destructive family dynamic in the public’s consciousness. The DSM Review Board is currently considering a proposal to put parental alienation in the next edition of the Diagnositc and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders — making this week’s America’s Injustice program particularly relevant.

Listeners can access the program at or call in at 724-444-7444, program ID 52056.

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.

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.

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