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The Effects of Parental Conflict and Parental Alienation on Children's and Parent's Well-Being with Jane Irvine and Margeret Olnek

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The Effects of Parental Conflict and Parental Alienation on Children's and Parent's Well-Being with Jane Irvine and Margeret Olnek

Studies show that children who experience parental conflict and parental alienation in childhood can experience later life behavioral and psychological distress. Dr. Terri talks to Jane Irvine and Margaret Olnek. Jane is a board certified counselor and mediator with 35 years experience working in high-conflict divorces, and Margaret is an attorney and divorce coach with over 25 years experience working with all types of divorce cases. Jane and Margaret will discuss the havoc that family conflict and parental alienation can have on children's and parent's well-being.  You can learn more about parental alienation at

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Jane_Irvine__2_300478727.jpgJane Irvine is a Board Certified Counselor and has over 35 years experience working with families troubled by change, trauma, stress and court interventions. In working with both parents and children over the years, she has learned and utilized a variety of methods of defusing conflict and helping families co-create their new separate family systems. She currently has a psychotherapy practice in Denver.

Margaret_Olnek_855079617.jpgMargaret Olnek has over 25 years experience as an attorney representing clients primarily in the area of divorce and child custody. She has handled all types of cases, from the most amicable to those that are termed "high conflict."  Margaret is now an adjunct Professor of Law and a certified divorce coach. She is available to assist clients nationwide with their divorce issues. She is also an Advisory Board Member to Simply Parent, a non-profit dedicated to forging a society free of parental alienation. 


About Dr. Terri Orbuch:

Dr. Terri Orbuch (aka The Love Doctor®) is an internationally recognized relationship expert, author, speaker, professor at Oakland University, and research scientist at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. She is also the director of a landmark study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she has been following the same couples for almost 3 decades.

Dr. Orbuch is widely published in scientific journals and the author of “5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great” and “Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship.” Her practical science-based advice has led to being featured in publications in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, USA Today, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and TIME magazine, and appearances on The Today Show, MSNBC, The Katie Couric Show, ESPN, HuffPost Live, and CNN.

She writes articles at Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other national outlets; and her relationship segments are aired on Fox-2 Detroit Morning News. She just launched a new video online course called, “How to Find Love in 7 Days: The Science of Finding Love.” Learn more about her at: