Is a Parential Alienator mentally ill? I believe so.
I have just finished reading some excellent articles written by forensic psychologists on Parental Alienation and PAS. Our BM is text book stuff, its quite shocking how familiar this all sounds to me as I was reading the articles. My DH calls her Psycho but I hadnt realized how serious this condition is, to the skids. BM herself underwent PAS as a child and only got to know her bio Dad a few years before he died. Now she plays the victim so well and is surrounding herself with family who all buy into her "reality". None of the abuse allegations she has thrown at DH have been proven, she has accused him of abusing her and SD. Both investigated and proven unfounded. But now I realize that this woman is seriously ill and is badly damaging her kids. SS11 has clear signs of PAS and BM is now fighting through courts to have the skids all the time, or more of the time. She keeps insisting that the skids don't want to come over to stay with us and "what can I do? They just don't want to be around you". But her brainwashing of them has gone on for years and kicked into an obsessive phase when we bought a home together and married. Its all in the literature!! In our case DH keeps on putting his head in the sand and hoping for the best, I read the articles for me because I am trying to understand and have some pity and tolerance for this woman and her children.