Son says concerned about upcoming visitation

Charlie is 8 years old, and today I had a weird conversation with him on the phone. He asked me when I’m coming to pick him up next. I told him I don’t know yet, my flight schedule isn’t out yet. But that I will know in 2 weeks.

I then asked “Why, Charlie?”

“Because I’m concerned.”

I said, “Concerned about what?”

“Um, because you’re going to take me away from my family.”

“Charlie, you know we’re going to have a blast as usual when I come and pick you up, do you not a great time usually with me and the kids?”

“Um, not really.”

Mind you, he has a fun time around me and my family. I take pictures and videos to document this for the upcoming trial. It’s very difficult to hear your son become distant from you and even say that he doesn’t enjoy being around you. You know it’s his mother’s programming, but it still hurts.

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John Thomas Steinbeck is a parental alienation consultant. He and his son's relationship was under attack in a deplorable campaign of parental alienation. In this blog, John shares his insights, techniques, and tools in combating emotional child abuse. He did it-- today his son's love has been restored-- and you can too!
  • myheartbreaks

    I know exactly what you are feeling….It was only a year ago I was not perfect but I was my son’s “MAMA”…Now he told me he is not happy here, he is happy at his Dads and has turned drastically. His father and I were separated in 1999, we NEVER had any problems…he paid his support, we worked everything out and stayed friendly for our child. He got married about 4 years ago and 3 years ago he stopped paying child support, I was very patient for a year and a half, then he actually took me to court for a downward modification. It has been 3 years of hell that has just ended in my son saying he wanted to live with Dad, because “when I ask him to bring him to the store, I do not do it right away” the law guardian said he did not have one bad word to say about me but now my son hates me and walked out on Christmas eve to his dads and has not called me since. I said to him “how can you leave on christmas eve, and Christmas, that hurts me so much”, he said “I don’t care”, and he doesn’t. He is COMPLETELY brainwashed and I am completely heartbroken…