In severe cases of parental alienation, a child may become completely estranged from one of their parents and may develop a deep-seated distrust of that parent.
This can have long-term consequences for the child's relationships with others, as they may struggle to trust adults in general.
In addition to impacting trust in adults, parental alienation can also have a negative impact on a child's overall mental and emotional well-being.
Children who are subjected to parental alienation may experience anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. They may also struggle with feelings of rejection, guilt, and shame.
It is important for parents to be aware of the potential impact of parental alienation on a child's trust in adults and to work to preserve and strengthen the parent-child relationship, even during times of conflict or separation.