This link has the symptoms of parental alienation; for any man who has been through a “high conflict” divorce (and let’s face it; what divorce ISN’T), these symptoms may seem frighteningly familiar:
I WOULD ADD, HOWEVER,
That custody is one thing . . .
serious overwhelmingly sufficient positive attachment to prevent REACTIVE ATTACHMENT DISORDER is quite another.
Any Dad getting custody MUST rise to the occasion regarding the above.
Otherwise, the kids might well be better off adopted by a couple with a dad who would.