Parental Alienation in "High Conflict" Divorce: Questions We Must Ask

Parental Alienation is said to occur exclusively in "high conflict" divorces.

What is a "high conflict" divorce?
  • What does it look like?
  • What do its characters look like?
  • What are the characters' behaviors?
  • Are these behaviors justified?

Are divorces considered high conflict in a vacuum?...

Was there a "high conflict" marriage prior to the "high conflict" divorce?
  • What did it look like?
  • What did its characters look like?
  • What were the characters' behaviors?
  • Were those behaviors justified?

Whose word are you going to utilize to verify or refute what is or what was occurring?
  • Does one person's word have more weight than another's?
  • Would the word of neighbors and community members' be valid?

Does/can parental alienation occur outside of a "high conflict" divorce?
  • If it can, is it still labeled parental alienation?
  • If it can't, how can it be it classified as abnormal behavior?

The DSM V, no closer to science than your grandma's tea leaves.

See Also: Will the Real Parental Alienation Please Stand Up?