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Basia Kowalik DDS suffered from Parental Alienation 12/28 by SyndicatedNews | Blog Talk Radio


Basia Kowalik DDS suffered from Parental Alienation 12/28 by SyndicatedNews | Blog Talk Radio.

I am a daughter of immigrant parents from Poland. Both sides of my family came to the United States after the war as refugees from the Soviet gulags in Siberia. As an immigrant’s child, I strived hard to excel in school and was the first to achieve a doctorate in my family. In 1983, I married another immigrant from Havana Cuba. We shared a commonality not only in family history, but we also were students at the Marquette University of Dentistry were I received a degree in Dentistry. In addition, to having one of the top practices in the country, we published, lectured nationally and internationally in dentistry and business.

My marriage lasted 20 years. I had never truly understood it until it was over. I had been mentally and physically abused… dragged down 12 steps on my back, by my ankles. The word was control. I had married a narcissist and never knew it until he took the minds of my four beautiful children from me during the divorce. It was parental alienation at its worse and I found myself at the mercy of the legal system with no resolve in sight. My attorney, the guardian ad-litem, the court appointed psychologist and the judge all saw the horrific injustice and yet did nothing. Could they do anything? I collapsed from internal agony.

It was at that point that I had to make the most momentous decision of my life. Because I live in a 50-50% state, both parents have custodial rights unless one parent is totally unfit because of criminal record or such. I soon saw that because of his extraordinary behavior and need of total control, he would make it impossible to co-parent and my children’s lives would be havoc. We had joint custody, but I decided to give him physical custody of the children. I felt if I took away the battle, he would stop the war, but he didn’t.

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Loss, Trauma & Domestic Violence Resources

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Parenting Education & Parent Resources

 Please see Dr. Warshak, author of Divorce Poison

Breakthrough Parenting

Conscious Co-Parenting Institute (addresses Parental Alienation)

All About the Children

All About The Children is the premier web enabled divorce communications management tool for couples with children.

Children in the Middle (May be taken in privacy of your own home)  controlled outcome research outcomes

Parenting After Divorce

Up to Parents:  A free, confidential, and interactive website
for divorcing and divorced parents

When Parents Hurt

Our Family Wizard  

Our Family Wizard Page

The OurFamilyWizard website is an online custody calendar and information manager that allows you to easily schedule and track parenting time, share important family information and expenses as well as create clear communication.

Mr. Custody Coach

Whether you are just now beginning the journey through divorce, custody agreements, child support, and dealing with an ex-spouse who isn’t thrilled with you, or you’ve been dealing with these issues for years with no break, Mr Custody Coach and our team are here to help you get the most time with your children, stop the harassment, and move on with your life



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Books about Alienation, Estrangement, Loss & Trauma

The International Handbook of Parental Alienation Syndrome: Conceptual, Clinical and Legal Considerations by Richard A. Gardner, Richard S. Sauber, Demosthenes Lorandos

The Look of Love by Jill Egizzi

A Kidnapped Mind by Pamela Richards

Divorce Poison: How to Protect Your Family From Bad-mouthing and Brainwashing by Dr. Richard Warshak

The Custody Revolution by Dr. Richard Warshak

A Family’s Heartbreak: An Introduction to Parental Alienation by Mike Jeffries

Stop Fighting Over the Kids: Resolving Day-to-Day Custody Conflict in Divorce Situations by Mike Mastracci

Chasing the Cyclone by Peter Thomas: A Novel of International Child Abduction and A Father’s Unending Love for His Son

Jeopardy in the Courtroom: A Scientific Analysis of Children’s Testimony by Stephen J. Ceci

Confronting Mental Health Evidence: A Practical Guide to Reliability and Experts in Family Law  by John Zerpovoulous

Fragmented Families: Patterns of Estrangement and Reconciliation by Ellen Sucov

When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold Kushner

The Seven Worst Things Parents Do by John & Linda Friel

Life Without Father :Compelling New Evidence That Fatherhood and Marriage Are Indispensable for the Good of Children and Society by David Popone

Sex, Love and Violence Strategies for Transformation by Cloe Madanes

I Can’t Get Over It a Handbook for Trauma Survivors by Aphrodite Matsakis


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