As I suspected here we are facing another General Election, so our MP’s are no longer MP’s and goodness knows who will be in post on December 13th.
This is now the third time this has happened when we just feel as though we are making progress, slow but steady progress.
Anyone who has had a petition on the go will find them now closed, they are not reopened after the Election.
It would be easy to feel downhearted and weary, but I think we have to see it as an opportunity.
Once we know who the relevant ministers and MP’s are then we will all need to contact them with renewed vigour.
Some people might say why bother?
The reason is clear, just as clear as it has always been over the last 12 years, but it feels even more pressing now.
Whilst the political persons are spinning their promises, and trading insults with one another, we have millions of children suffering long term damage caused by alienation, they can’t wait any longer.
Make sure whatever your political persuasion that you ask your prospective MP’s how are they going to tackle this national disgrace facing these children.
There are estimated 14 million grandparents in the UK, they will all be after your vote, we are a force to be reckoned with, so we need to demand answers.
Who will reform the family law system that is not fit for purpose?
Who will acknowledge that the increasing numbers of family breakdown, plays its part in the mental health of our young people?
Most importantly of all, who will put the children’s needs first and publicly acknowledge the emotional abuse caused by alienation?
Why does this happen?
We need to understand that any parent who alienates children in this way, are unhealthy parents.
When talking to grandparents they want to know and understand why this is happening, I said to a grandparent today, after 12 years I still don’t know the answer, and I don’t suppose I ever will. We try to rationalise it all but it is caused by irrational behaviour so it is impossible.
We now have groups all across the UK, all led by grandparents who are or have been through the ‘living bereavement’ of alienation. It is time for us all to work together, to be singing from the same song sheet, all of us putting the children first.
Just a note to say thank you to those who run groups, they do so in their own time just because they want to help others. They need support too, ask them sometimes if they are ok.
So while we all get spun around and around, we will still be a voice for the children, we will be ready for action on December 13th.