International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Parental Alienation Syndrome during the Covid-19 Epidemic in the Republic of Slovenia
Sara Ahlin Doljak, Ph.D.

This year we are all experiencing health concerns due to the epidemic of the covid-19 infectious disease. We would all like to protect our health and the health of our families. We predominantly want this coronavirus gone and never to return. How can we do this best is what is discussed now all around the world. Even when the measures aimed at stemming the spread of this viral disease will be eased, the life of certain parents – separated from children – and their children will be far from normal. During the epidemic it is necessary to pay special attention to safeguarding and respect of family values. Family breakdown is unpleasant and stressful for all, spouses or partners and children which are often forgotten. It is considered that children will get used to the changed conditions because they are still young and do not understand relationships. However, this is not the case. Children desire quality contacts with both parents. After partners separate it is the most important for them to set boundaries in their partner relationship and focus all energy on the custody and care of their joint children. Normal psychophysical development of a child requires both parents, since otherwise it is possible to expect the parental alienation syndrome (PAS) to occur.

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