A heart-breakingly simple question for an absent parent… do you miss your children?

David R Shubert

David R Shubert

David R Shubert describes himself as a left-behind and alienated parent who has been fighting for his daughter and step-son for over a decade. Through his writing he is spreading awareness of parental alienation.

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8 Responses

  1. andrea says:

    Laurence NorwinAllen Every second of every minute of every hour of every day for the last 34 years.

    I now have two grandsons I have never met. Do they even know I exist?

  2. Ron says:

    My wife has only been able to see her two boys the last few months for seven hours every other week.
    One sister has told my wife that she is lucky to see her children at all.

    We are presently briefing a new attorney…


  3. Cari says:

    A huge piece of my heart is gone. I haven’t seen two of my grandkids in three years. My heart breaks everyday. Not only for me but for my son (their father) and their cousins. It’s as if they died. This has to stop, now! We can’t take it much longer. The courts are so twisted in these matters. How do the judges sleep at night?

  4. Paul Webber says:

    Do I miss my kids. It’s more then miss…you mourn your living children. My health has broken down to serious degrees since losing all contact almost 7 years ago. No parent should have to go through this pain.

  5. Frances says:

    We have not seen my step-son in 3 years. The pain our daughters and we feel is indescribable. It is a feeling no one should be forced to feel.

  6. Diana Allie says:

    I miss them like nothing else and the pain gets worse as I just got word I now will miss my first grand child a little girl name not known but I’ll love her in my heart anyway

  7. M. says:

    It is just an unrelenting pain that impacts the whole alienated family. Alienated children are also cousins, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. They are missed by every single member of their family. It is the most devastating grief because there is no resolution. It is a living bereavement. Whilst we live our own sadness, we also know the damage that is happening to the alienated child. You worry constantly about how they will get through this. They are your first thought every morning and your last thought every night. It is even worse than having a child kidnapped. You have no idea what is happening to them and when or if you will ever see them again. The saddest part is that it is not illegal and so the alienator gets away with it.

  8. Vinnie says:

    It never goes away. I try to compartmentalize the pain, but it rarely works. I know my daughter is OK. Healthy, has friends and attends school. But that’s about it. It is an unexplainable existence, with a basic pain that ebbs and flows but never completely dissipates. Years in court, years of being treated rudely by my daughter and the jabs from my ex-wife and her family have left me sad and often bitter. Thank God for a good support network and meds.

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