Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Medea Complex and Parental Alienation

I was introduced to this interesting blog by Annabelle. In particular, this long piece entitled "The Medea Complex and the Parental Alienation Syndrome: When Mothers Damage Their Daughter’s Ability to Love a Man” caught my attention. (Image to the left is famously beautiful operatic diva, Maria CALLAS who won a certain amount of notoriety for her role in this technically demanding opera by Luigi Cherubini. It a dark but dangerously alluring image that is imprinted in my early childhood as my parents had an LP collection including CALLAS in what was to become her signature role "Medea. It is a powerfully arresting photo.)

In the article Robert M. Gordon states that:
"I will bring together two separate issues: the Medea complex and the Parental Alienation Syndrome. To my knowledge, I have not seen these two concepts brought together. I believe that the Medea Complex in divorcing mothers is a frequent cause of Parental Alienation Syndrome."

3 comments:

Rhonda said...

I completely agree with this article as a whole but I also believe that a child will suffer just as much damage once they become an adult, with intimate relationships / trust issues etc. whether it was their father or their mother they were alienated from by the other parent under these sames types of circumstances. I do realize that it mostly mother's that alienate their children against the father but regardless of which parent the child has been lost to because of hatred by the other parent it still causes mental and emotional harm to the child and effects them in the same ways.

Anonymous said...

I agree my ex has my children thinking I have done bad things to them. This is a on going battle about to come before the courts. Its false facts coming from my daughters

Ikelos said...

Anonymous, creepy...