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I Thought I Was the Only One: Grandparent Alienation: A Global Epidemic

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Author: Amanda, Founder/Director  Alienated Grandparents Anonymous  AGA, Inc. 

Amanda’s book is the first of its kind and focuses on 30+ conflict dynamics of Grandparent Alienation. One chapter builds upon the next so you get the maximum benefit from subsequent advice.  Knowledge is power.  Empower yourself.  400 pages of awareness, explanations, strategies for hopeful reunification, and coping skills. View below for chapter topics.

 I Thought I Was the Only One: Grandparent Alienation: A Global Epidemic is a comprehensive and groundbreaking guide to the seemingly increasing intergenerational phenomenon of grandparents who are cut off from adult children and grandchildren. This is a must-read for anyone experiencing the grief, isolation, shame and trauma associated with such situations. By sharing selected experiences from grandparents in their own words, along with what has been gleaned from experts in family estrangement, alienation, and legal approaches, Amanda and Matthew bring light and hope to affected grandparents. Themes of bravery, understanding, encouragement, hope, and ultimate love of family enduring amid impossible circumstances are present throughout this pioneering book.

"What a remarkable book this is!  The author, Amanda, has sat at the controls of her godsend of an organization from the very beginning, listening to grandparents, crying with them over their stories of family alienation, and offering them the hope of unity with other deprived grandparents and the promise of understanding and advice about how to handle their situations.  The wisdom she has distilled into this book will be invaluable to any alienated person who reads it.  Whole generations will arise and call her blessed!

 If you are experiencing alienation from your children and grandchildren, this is the book for you!  It will be your Bible, your indispensable guide as you try to negotiate your way through some of the most difficult and heart-wrenching days of your life.

Amanda is the world’s leading expert on grandparent alienation, and she has distilled into this book her years of experience and understanding as the tireless founder and indispensable leader of Alienated Grandparents Anonymous, the world’s largest organization of estranged grandparents desperate to see and be with their own grandchildren.  It is the indispensable Bible for hurt and puzzled and distraught grandparents!"                 

 REV. DR. JOHN KILLINGER   AGA CONSULTANT   

"Amanda and Matthew have provided a comprehensive and groundbreaking guide to the seemingly increasing intergenerational phenomenon of grandparents who are cut off from adult children and grandchildren. This is a must-read for anyone experiencing the grief, isolation, shame and trauma associated with such situations. By sharing selected experiences from grandparents in their own words along with what has been gleaned from experts in family estrangement, alienation, and legal approaches, Amanda and Matthew bring light and hope to affected grandparents. Themes of bravery, understanding, encouragement, hope, and ultimate love of family enduring amid impossible circumstances are present throughout this pioneering book."

CAROL GOLLY, PHD AGA CONSULTANT DOCTORAL DISSERTATION, COMPLETED IN APRIL, 2019, WAS TITLED ‚ÄúGRANDPARENTS WHO ARE CUT FROM THEIR GRANDCHILDREN: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY.‚ÄĚ INTERGENERATIONAL CONFLICTS

"What is contained in this volume is the first-ever effort to look in depth at the phenomena of grandparent alienation. With thirty-one chapters that range from a description of the complex dynamics of alienation to how to form a strategic alliance with AGA to legal issues to the enablers, gatekeepers, strategies for a hoped-for reunion, and so much more, this book is a treasure trove of information, resources, and hope for those grandparents who are facing the tragedy of alienation from their grandchildren."              

GLENN ROSS CADDY, PHD., ABPP, FAPA, FAABM    AGA CONSULTANT 

"Amanda is a leader and unique voice in the movement to bring help, healing and awareness for those dealing with the trauma of being an alienated grandparent. In her book, she brings her years of experience, reading, and advocacy to help the thousands of grandparents suffering with the profound pain being cut off from contact with their grandchildren. She has probably talked to and reached more alienated grandparents than anyone I know and it shows in her new book. Highly recommended."

JOSHUA COLEMAN, PH.D., AGA CONSULTANT & AUTHOR, WHEN PARENTS HURT

       Chapters:

  1. The Phenomenon of Grandparent Alienation
  2.  Role and Feelings of Alienated Grandparents
  3.  Feelings of Grandchildren
  4.  Schools
  5.  Complex Dynamics of Grandparent Alienation
  6. PAS  Parental Alienation Syndrome
  7. Raging
  8. Fear
  9. Jealousy
  10.  Siblings
  11.  AGA Support Groups 
  12.  How to Form a Support Group with AGA
  13.  Divorce and Remarriage
  14.  Reasons Why a Cut Off Occurs
  15.  Enablers  
  16.  The Gatekeepers
  17.  OG’s   The Other Grandparents
  18.  Holidays and Special Occasions
  19.  Weddings and Births
  20.  Wealth and Money  
  21.  Social Media  
  22.  Health and Stress
  23.  This Is Abuse
  24.  Coping
  25.  Religion
  26.  Suggestions Strategies for Reconnect
  27.  Memory Box
  28.  Amends
  29.  Reconciliation
  30.  Legal Issues
  31. Grandparents Rights