Let’s face it-Being an Alienated Parent sucks! If you don’t have the patience of a saint, you will need to acquire that virtue. You will need patience when dealing with your Alienated Kids, when they are lashing out at you, not cooperating and do what Alienated Children do. They weren’t alienated overnight, and recovery is the same-it takes time, patience and a few other qualities. Use the self-care tools you learned in Step #3 to help you acquire patience. It takes time. Unfortunately, as Targeted Parents, we don’t have the luxury of normal parenting. Being patient and calm will pay off in dividends in the end.