About The Book

Can’t Explain is an invaluable resource for all parents going through difficult times associated with family breakdown, separation and divorce. It relates the story of one father’s tortuous fight to win the right to retain contact with his only child after his marriage break-up. Although the book involves fictional characters, it is based on truth and tells of the strange and desperately emotional events that unfolded over a number of years. It wasn’t until it was too late for this father that he realised and fully understood he had been a victim of Parental Alienation. The story is told from a father’s viewpoint and starts at the beginning of his relationship with his first wife. A couple of years into marriage the relationship starts to flounder and as the story unfolds the reader gets to see the darker side of the human psyche and how family relationships can be irretrievably torn apart as a consequence of separation and divorce. Sinister twists follow involving blackmail and false allegations of child abuse, but arguably the most evil act is the systematic destruction of the once loving parent-child relationship he shared with his daughter, so much so that the child learns to hate the once cherished parent. Throughout his dreadful ordeal the father keeps a Journal as an outlet for his pent-up emotions which ultimately turns out to be a true blessing. The story concludes with how he and others around him learn to cope with all the extremely hurtful, and at times terrifying consequences of Parental Alienation. He reflects on the perceived inadequacy of family law and the family court, whilst offering practical advice and suggestions to others who could easily find themselves in similar circumstances. As well as fascinating reading, albeit harrowing, this book can be viewed as a useful reference for anyone who suspects ‘Parental Alienation’ or ‘Parental Alienation Syndrome’ is affecting their lives in any way.