In the United States, one in two marriages ends in divorce. This is a personal story of a mother experiencing divorce and her thirteen years of heart-wrenching pain from Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) with her two young sons. Joan's story is a source of information about PAS and how it affects the targeted parent, and most of all, how it impacts the children into their adult years of living. Parental alienation can occur in intact families and this is briefly discussed in the book. The loss of one's children through divorce and/or alienation is stress-to-the-extreme. Joan provides encouragement, practical solutions and hope for dealing with such intense stress and grief. This is a step-by-step guide through shock, anger, guilt, physical symptoms, depression, forgiveness, acceptance and healing. Joan Hellerich is a natural health practitioner and has a master's degree in Public Health (MPH). For the past twenty years she has taught on subjects of personal and spiritual growth, wellness, nutrition, and stress management. Joan lives with her husband in Colorado. Her two sons are now young adults and she enjoys a warm, loving relationship with both.
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