Your child seems to forgive your ex — even the most inexcusable behavior — while ridiculing you for minor flaws and infractions. He will repeat the same words and phrases, as if he is relying on words that are not his own and may have been rehearsed beforehand. Your child shows no guilt about her shabby treatment of you.
And she not only rejects you, but by extension, your family as well.
It is marked by sudden changes in your child's interactions with you and you'll see new personality traits begin to emerge.
Here are some attitudes and behaviors to watch for: Leave me alone. When confronted and reminded of the good times you two once shared, she insists you two NEVER had a good relationship — although you know that is not true.
When you question this, your child gives you frivolous and absurd reasons for this newfound negativity. Your child acts as if the other parent can do no wrong.
He may even be reluctant to share a meal with you as though merely being in your presence is unbearable.
In fact, he scoffs at the idea of being coached by anyone.
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Formerly beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents are now shunned. Your child vehemently denies being influenced by your ex.
And your child doesn't want to attend important family events such as weddings, reunions, even funerals. When you note that he is using words and phrases that appear to parrot the other parent, your child dismisses you.