Parental Alienation: A Father’s Pain — April 18, 2017

par-alDan Abshear, left, was a pharmaceutical rep earning six figures when, in 2006, he  became a whistleblower  and committed career suicide.
Not only did he lose his job, but thanks to family law, his wife banished him and alienated his daughter, Hayley. As he describes below, this was the most painful loss of all.
(Editor’s Note- I invite readers to describe how they would react if they were in Dan’s shoes. 

by Dan Abshear — (

Never would I ever thought I would experience the severe trauma of parental alienation.
According to Wikipedia, Parental alienation is the process, and the result, of the psychological manipulation of a child into showing unwarranted fear, disrespect or hostility towards a parent or other family members.
First of all, I raised my daughter Hayley alone the first 10 years of her life in a town west of St. Louis, Missouri where we lived.  During that time her mother wanted nothing to do with her, and that was obvious not only to myself but others as well.  So I was the primary caregiver.  During that time, I spent a lot of time with Hayley trying to be the best father I could be.
Around the age of 10, Hayley’s mother started spending time with her.  Apparently, Hayley’s mother felt she could manipulate Hayley at that age.  



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