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Disconnected. None.

Scary. Vulnerable. Sad.

Hostile. Terrorizing. Shattered.

Alienated. Locked out.

Did not file divorce.

No relationship exists.

Difficult.

None.

Alienation.

Uncaring. Alienated. Nonexistent.

Son loves me,is anxious, confused, has PTSD.

Sparse. Sporadic. One-sided.

Restricted. Heartbreaking. Loving.

Constrained. Regimented. Marginalized.

Distant. Alienated. Traumatized.

Barely allowed contact.

Judge granted 62 hours 2x per month.

Alienated. Long-distance. Absent.

Child still newborn.

Hard.

Well-bonded. Strained.

Strained. Confusing. Non-existent.

Estranged with 1. Fun w/younger 2.

Ghost mother. Longing. Aching.

Distant. Separated. Dysfunctional.

Hostile. Blaming. Non-existent.

No contact.

Fantastic.

Distant and broken.

Distant. Strangers. Lies.

Satisfied. Content. Love.

Love. Happy. Determined.

No visitation. None.

Ruined. Alienated. Minimal

Damaged.

No care at all.

No Communication.

Alienated. Alienated. Alienated.

Chaotic. Aloof. Devastating

n/a

Fantastic.

Distant. Cold. Non-existing.

Confused. Alienated. Lost.

Emotional. Distant. No relationship.

Close. Loving. Consistent.      

Non custodian parent. Three days. Emotional.

Abused. Alienated. Isolated.

Alienation. Anger. Resentment.

Have not seen in a year.

Mother took her away.

Not allowed to see him.

Loving. Nurturing. Healthy.        

Distant. Cold. Still not divorced.

Not enough time.

Excellent. Close. Loving.

Loving. Supportive. Intense.      

None. Her choice to deny visitation.

Tepid. Needy. Painful.

FEAR. SKEPTICISM. GRIEF.

Strong. Close. Less time.

Even worse now.

Non-existent. Long-distance. Depriving.

Nothing. Yearning. Rage.

Non-existent.

Controlling. Manipulative. Unstable.  

Distant. Short. Over phone.

Strained. Withheld. None.

Non-existent. Distant. Scarce.

Tenuous. Stressful. Needy.

Stronger. Reliant. Helpless.

Episodic. Long-distance. Severed.

Distant. Cold. Silent.

Estranged and conflictual.

Non-existent. Strained. Impossible.

Loving and protective.

Withdrawn. Pawns. Estranged.

Unhappy. Lost. Sad.

Severely limited. Arrested.

Distant. Anxiety. Scared.

Withheld. Limited. Unrealistic.

Alienated. No contact.

Strained. Resentful. Angry.

Absent. Stressful. Loving.

Unknown. Distant. Miserable.

Loving. Disconnect. Conflicted.

Non-Existent. Rule-bound. Awkward.

Close. Affectionate. Playful.

Distant. Anxious. Strained.

Disaster.

Loving. Strained. Detached.

Sporadic. Apathetic. Distant.

A near disaster.

Never saw them.

Strong. Close. Loving.

Restrained but good.

Great relationship. Never married

Never seen children in past 20 years.

Loving. Close. Happy.

Something is missing.

NON-EXISTENT. AWESOME. LOVING.

Damaged.

Loving. Distance. Absence.

Not good.

Very stressful. Hurtful.

Poor.

Does NOT exist.

Lost. Difficult. Sorrow-ridden.

Alienated. Fearful. Isolated.

Complete estrangement from 2 children.

Broken. Unstable. One-sided.

Fearful. Heartbroken. Destroyed.

Limited. Hard. Challenging.

Non-custodial parent.

Sad. Scared. Threatened.

Great.Sole legal/physical. Mom supervised visits.

6 days per month.

Denigrated. Limited. Conflicted.

Walking on eggshells.

Distant. Biweekly. Controlled.

Still close. Traumatized living w/abusive dad.

Alienated. Sad. Long-distance.

Non existent. Empty. Sadness.

Child: Confused. Concerned. Afraid to bond.

Distant. Lack of love & disrespect.

Dysfunctional. Alienated. Unhappy.

Does not really exist.

Excellent. Loving. Nurturing.

Cool. Untrusting. Questioning.

Injured. Difficult. Infrequent.

Close.

On-guard. Standoffish. Awkward.

Blessed. Loved. Caring.

Distant. Separated. Difficult.

Alienated. Frustrating. Distant.

Careful.

Alienated. Distant. Lost.

Not able to.

Fight for time. Close. Loving.

Not enough time.

Loving. Affectionate. Timed.

Rocky. Disaster. Violent.

Non-existent. Extortion. Costly.

Sparse. Limited. Stressful.

Distant. Estranged. Non-existent.

I miss her.

Happy. Attached. Bonded.

Separated. Sad. Fear.

Damaged. Distant. Angry.

Estranged. Angry. Untruthful.

Still great.

Visitor. Unhappy. Frustrated.

Alienated.

Fun. Infrequent. Emotional.

Bi-weekly. Weekend visits.

Shuffled about.

Beautiful. Healthy. Shared.

Only what court provides.

Much closer.

Distant. Hard. Sad.

Only see 8 hrs/week.

Still love them.

Distrusting. Angry. Manipulating.

No contact/visitation.

Stressful. Strained. Anxious.

Stalking. Falsifying. Disrespect.

Strong. Very close.

Close. Loving. Important.   

Don’t have any.

Primary. Closer. Teacher.

Distant. Untrusted. Alienated.

Devastation. Illness. Abduction.

Limited. Disintegrating. Painful.

Bi-weekly weekend visits.

Difficult. Unhealthy. Gone.

Loving. Distant. Alienated.

There was not one.

n/a

Other parent has alienated child from birth.

Missing time and fun. Frustrating.

Alienating. Nurturing. Stressed.

Fatherless. Money-grabber. Uncontrol.

LOVING. BEAUTIFUL. STRAINED.      

RESULTS for Survey at RATE MY FAMILY COURT 

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Results for survey questions: 

·      “What three words describe the relationship with your child BEFORE the divorce filing?”

·      “What three words describe the relationship with your child AFTER the divorce filing?”

 

 

TOP 3 words BEFORE       TOP 3 words AFTER  

LOVE/LOVING         42.1%                LOVE/LOVING     14.6%

CLOSE                             24.3%              DISTANT                   13.0%

HAPPY                            9.7%                ALIENATED             10.3%

 

 

ALL RESPONSES FOR: How do parents describe the relationship with their child BEFORE and AFTER divorce/custody filing?

This is the experience for some parents who participated in the survey! 

 

Majority of parents reported a NEGATIVE CHANGE in the relationship with their child AFTER the divore filing as compared to BEFORE the divorce filing: 

A few parents stated there was a SLIGHT CHANGE in the relationship with their child AFTER the divorce filing as compared to BEFORE the divorce filing:  

Several  parents stated there was NO CHANGE  in the relationship with their child AFTER the divorce filing as compared to BEFORE the divorce filing:

Some parents stated there was  IMPROVEMENT in the relationship with their child AFTER the divorce filing as compared to BEFORE the divorce filing: 

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BEFORE divorce filing                        AFTER divorce filing                                CHANGE

                                                                                                                                      

 

Stressed but ok.

Loving. Caring. Wonderful.

My whole world.

Principle caregiver.

Very close.

Excellent. Loving. Wonderful.

Great.

Great.

Excellent.

Happier days. We were close.

Wonderful. Healthy.          

Not born.

Loving. Active. Fun.

Relaxed. Playful. Spirited. 

Close. Loving. Protective.

Loving responsible parent.

EXCELLENT! Provider/caregiver.

Abusive relationship.

Child was newborn.

Great.

Superlative.

Good. Fun. Upbeat.

Main caregiver. Disciplinarian.

Loving. Close. Communicating.

Strained last 6 months.

Loving. Consistent. Mutual.

Brilliant. Lots of fun.

Fantastic.

Close. & Loving.

Loving. Interaction. Safe.

Love. Happy. Content.

Love. Happy. Certain.

Best. Thing. Ever.

Unconditional love. Security. Incredible.

Excellent.

Primary Caregiver.

Very loving.

Dad's little girl.

Normal. Fun. Structured.

Perfect. Caring. Great.

Did not.

Strong. Loving. Nurturing.

Loving. Normal. Confusion.

Amazing. Loving. Complete

Close. Loving. Consistent.      

Primary caregiver/8 mth old.      

Primary. Loving. Caretaker.

Great. Loving. Close.

Perfect.

It was great.

Not allowed to see him.

Loving. Nurturing. Healthy.        

Loving. Close. Not divorced.      

Primary care taker.  

Excellent. Close. Loving.

Loving. Supportive. Intense.      

She was pregnant.                   

Loving. Supportive. Bonded.

LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.

Calm. Strong. Close.                    

Impossible to please.                   

Short-lived. Stressful. Non-existent.

Primary. Joy. Custodian.             

Close. Loving. Important.               

Controlling. Manipulative. Unstable.  

Daily. Great. Love.

Loving. Caring. Wonderful.

Non-existent. Distant. Scarce.

Unborn. Pregnant. Unknown.     

Wonderful. Close. Trusting.

Loving. Ongoing. Close.

Good. Supportive. Caring.

Very close and loving.

Happy. Loving. Playful.

Loving and protective.

Close. Engaged. Participatory.    

Happy. Fun-loving. Content.      

Limited.

Close. Trusting. Happy.

Difficult. Stressful. Unstable.

Good. Main caregiver.

Loving. Engaged. Enjoyable.

Close. Loving. Good.

Perfect. Loving. Fun.

Loving. Involved. Family.           

Involved. Happy. Extensive.

Close. Affectionate. Playful.

Loving. Close. Fun.

Excellent.

Close. Loving. Supportive.

Close. Continuing. Happy.

Very close.    

Good.

Strong. Close. Loving.

Great.

Great relationship. Never married

 Close relationship. Involved.

Loving. Close. Happy.

Was mama’s girl

GREAT. AWESOME. LOVING.

Good.

Warm. Loving. Connected.

Very good.

It was great.

Loving and caring.

Great.

Close. Loving. Understanding.

Daily. Loving. Joyful.

Great relationship will all children.

Connected. Strong. Tightknit.      

Amazing. Loving. Safe.                

Wonderful. Rewarding. Plentiful.     

Main care-giver.                                    

Mother. Close. Loving.                         

Great.

Full time parent.                          

Close. Loving. Devoted.

Natural. Loving environment.    

Close. Daily. Mutual.                   

Close. Caregiver/attachment figure.

Loving. Snuggly. Close.              

Trusting. Loving. Pure.               

Bonded. Loving. Pure love.        

Loving. Respectful. Trustworthy.

Close. Happy. Loving.                

New. Excellent. Loving.                

Excellent. Loving. Nurturing.

Warm. Open. Trusting.                         

Loving. Involved. Together

SAHM. Full time parent.

Loving. Trusting. Respectful.                

Blessed. Loving. Caring.

Close. Loving. Happy.                

Great. Loving. Close.        

Loving. Attentive. Fun.

Close. Normal. Inseparable.        

Very involved.

Twins just born. No Custody.

Happy. Frequent. Family.    

Loving. Grateful. Gentle.

Happy. Nurturing. Natural.         

Involved. Loving. Existed.           

Awesome. Loving. Happy.          

Inseparable. Loving. Nurturing. 

Close. Protective. Loving. 

Happy. Attached. Bonded.

Inseparable. Loving. Supportive.

Healthy. Loving. Trustworthy.    

Close. Happy. Loving.    

Great.

Everyday caregiver. Happy.        

Close. Positive. Fun.                     

Fun. Frequent. Learning.             

Daily interaction.                         

Primary parent.            

Unborn.               

Child born after break-up.          

Close. 

Great. Constant. Loving.              

My son was unborn when I filed.         

Very good relationship.

Loving. Trusting. Open.               

Very good times.                          

Rewarding. Joyful. Fun.              

Domestic violence. Abuse   

Strong. Close bond.

Close. Loving. Important.           

Love. Laughter. Enjoyable.         

Mother. Loving. Nurturing.

Mr. Mom.  Close.                          

Love. Trust. Joy.   

Loving. Committed. Involved.

Close. Daily contact.

Fun. Energetic. Close.

Loving. Patient. Involved.

She was 5 months old.

Loving. Caring. Happy.

n/a

Great. Fun. Loving.

Happy. Bonding. Nurturing.  

Close. Respectful. Fun.

LOVING. BEAUTIFUL. STRONG.      

 

                                                                                                                                    

 

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