The Victim has primary care of the child and does not believe that the other parent wants to spend more time with the child because the parent loves the child. The Victim believes that the parent is requesting the extra time to reduce their child support obligation for the child or to prevent the Victim from having that time with the child.
The Victim falsely believes that the other parent is obsessed with them. The Victim will use misleading language to describe the other parent. The Victim may claim to be “scared” of the other parent when in reality, they are “uncomfortable” being around their former spouse. The Victim will claim the other parent is “controlling” for attempting to co-parent the child or raising concerns with the Victim’s unilateral decision making. The Victim may accuse the other parent of stalking, property damage and vandalism. The Victim will ignore evidence that demonstrates the other parent has legitimate reasons to be near the Victim’s location, such as living within the same neighbourhood, or that other properties in the area had also been vandalized. The Victim will spin each situation to portray the other parent as out to get them.
The Victim has specified parenting time and believes that their estranged relationship with the child is because the other parent has alienated the Victim from the child. The Victim will not take any steps to improve the relationship because the Victim is more focused on complaining about it. The Victim refuses to acknowledge that they may have made mistakes that may have contributed to the poor relationship with the child because the Victim does not believe that the Victim has done anything wrong.
Edmonton Family Network
PO Box 20088 Station Crossing
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 4C8