What we're about

Parental alienation (PA)—when one parent carries out a hate campaign against the other parent through a high conflict divorce/separation and alienates the children (physically and/or mentally/emotionally)—has become an agonizing epidemic all over the world. Adding insult to injury, U.S. family courts have become a theater where perjury, false accusations/allegations are rampant and often contribute to the financial and psychological collapse of the targeted parent with unfair and often unlawful judgments. If you or a loved one is, or has been, a victim of PA, this Meetup group is for you. We also welcome adults who were alienated from a parent as a child.

Our Meetups intend to provide a safe place to share experiences and create long-lasting relationships with others who have been through the same. First and foremost we offer a positive outlet and support group for those trying to cope. There is support out there and you are not alone! Meetups take place in a casual setting such as a restaurant. We ask that all members intend to attend in-person Meetups.

Some guidelines to keep in mind:

· Be Kind and Courteous. We're all in this together to create a welcoming, safe environment for hope and healing. We treat everyone with respect. Kindness is required.

· No Hate Speech or Bullying. Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn't allowed nor are degrading comments concerning race, religion, culture or sexual orientation.

· No Promotions or Spam. Give more than you take to this group. Self-promotion, spam and irrelevant links aren't allowed.

· Respect Everyone's Privacy. Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but are also sensitive and private. What's shared in the group should stay in the group.

This group is NOT for you if:

*You want to debate and argue about issues surrounding PA in-person or through Meetup site posts. Our group is not the venue for this. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, so if this isn’t for you please leave the group.

*You doubt the existence of PA.

*You believe PA only occurs to/by one gender or non-custodial parents. Our group believes targeted parents are fathers and mothers, and non-custodial and custodial parents, and it is a travesty in all cases. We believe that all children deserve a happy, healthy and positive relationship with both of their parents.

*You assume the targeted parent “did something” to deserve the child(ren)’s rejection.

*You judge other members. Our group does not always have to see alienation identically or share identical opinions (it is complex and manifests itself in many different ways) but placing judgment on others is not allowed.

*You post on the Meetup site conversations that discount the very purpose of the group or attempt to segregate a section of the membership.

Violating any of these will result in your removal from the group. The last thing a targeted parent needs when they join a support group is more drama. We strive to supply a peaceful, positive and safe outlet and will protect our members by enforcing the guidelines above.

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