I've been reading a bit from an American Dr. Warshak on Alienation. It seems the US is way ahead of us in talking about these issues. Why? They even have programs designed to reunite. Here is a Harvard Dr talking about the same issues. This is a must watch if you are interested in this topic. There is also a 40-minute version on YouTube. This one is just 7 minutes. Seriously, I've been through the system and my experiences are that they'll call it everything except alienation. Or, they will simply miss the whole thing and get it backwards like Dr Miller discusses. In my case, they got it backwards for a good while but then a smart judge caught on to the mistakes of the Family Report Writers and called it for what it was. Still didn't use the word 'alienation' mind you! Can someone explain the fear associated with this word in Family Law?