What to do when I have lost my connection with my child?
Reunification therapy (RT) is a form of intensive family therapy that is frequently court-ordered when a parent-child connection has been somehow disrupted and has culminated in a child refusing to spend time with one parent during a separation of parents or after a divorce. There are many circumstances that can lead to one parent being a “ preferred parent” and the other being a “rejected parent.”
Some of the factors that can contribute to one parent being favored and on being rejected include:
Emotionally and or physically traumatic conflict during marriage and after the divorce
Mental health issues from one or both parents
Substance and alcohol abuse
Aggressive and constant litigation
Lack of healthy/positive Coparenting
A disrespectful abusive parent to the other parent and or children
Unhealthy codependency or enmeshment between a parent/child
Poor parenting skills-rejected parent
Alienation by the favored parent to rejected parent, goal to disconnect the children from the “bad parent”
Personality differences between the child and rejected parent
There is much research that suggests that disconnections in parent/child relationships negatively impact children in many ways.
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