Though every child should receive the full benefit of two capable, loving parents, a competitive situation can arise during divorce wherein one parent succeeds in vilifying the other to the extent which meets the threshold of Parental Alienation: the child no longer wants to be with you, the alienated parent.
If your child is:
- Hearing the private details of the marriage breakdown,
Being regularly tempted by special activities scheduled to interfere with your parenting time,
Forbidden to bring belongings with them between homes, or
Being made to feel guilty for enjoying time with you,
then a competitive parental relationship has developed.