Humpty Dumpty "A Child's Conundrum"
This book explores the conundrum experienced by a child after a divorce. How does a child remain close to one parent from whom they are physically separated without alienating the other? When a parent turns a child against the other parent, the closeness between the child and the separated parent can shatter into pieces. And like Humpty Dumpty, those pieces can probably never be put back together. More
Most often, when a couple divorce, and one family becomes two, a psychological barrier, or wall, comes up between a child and the parent from whom he or she is separated. There are exceptions, of course, but they are rare.
Many children are not so lucky, and more often than not, that psychological barrier, or wall, goes up. The child is, as a consequence, confronted with an impossible conundrum. How does the child continue to love both parents? How does the child remain close to a parent from whom they are physically separated without offending or alienating the parent to whom they are totally dependent? They don’t. Often because of parental alienation--one parent turning a child against the other parent. That barrier, that wall, compounded by parental alienation, shatters into pieces the relationship between the child and the parent from whom he or she is separated. And, like Humpty, Dumpty, those pieces can probably never be put together again.
Ultimately, as a result of parental alienation, the child will no longer love the parent from whom he or she has been separated, but will hate that parent.
The book explores the impact of that conundrum on the life of one such child, and how that psychological barrier, or wall, has shattered into pieces the relationship between a father and a son.