Episode 52. One year anniversary episode.


Well I’ve made it to one year of LBP stories. It’s been a very challenging, but rewarding experience putting this show together every week. To mark the occasion this weeks show is a little different. This week I am the guest, and I’ve brought in my long term friend, and co-host of Radio Tatras Internationals ‘Postcard From Poprad’ show Rachel Brunsden to interview me. She grills me on a wide range of topics, including my own story, the logistics of the show and some light hearted stuff as well.
Thank you to everyone who has supported and been involved with the show over the last year.

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27 Replies to “Episode 52. One year anniversary episode.”

  1. Going through a high conflict divorce when the Ex exhibits narcissistic traits is an unreal real experience. We are forced to tackle many complex issues. When trying to make a decision that works best for you, it is often difficult to find a solution. This is complicated further when the people in your life do not relate to your situation and/or do not have the personal experience to understand the reality of the struggle. False allegations, smear campaigns, and parental alienation can leave you feeling dazed and confused. Many good-hearted people will offer their best advice on the “right way” to deal with your situation. However, at the end of the day, YOU have to make the decision/s that work best for you. You cannot blindly follow everyone’s advice because those who don’t understand your unique predicament could inadvertently lead you astray. Also keep in mind that we are all going to make mistakes as we begin to navigate through this toxic labyrinth those in high-conflict divorces find themselves in. Just remember to adjust and adapt as you endure the “trial and error” process. Also remind yourself this is a marathon, not a sprint. Be good to yourself as you will often have bad days; and continue to focus on what’s most important in this situation: The longterm well-being of yourself and your children.

  2. Congratulations “Na Rukengey” with 110,278 views and the introduction of Daksh Records.

    Which surpasses anything media-wise ever produced for Americas Stolen children……. with Nidhi Sharma Samina Rahman Kiran Sanjeeva Fight Ipca I STAND Parent Network Inc.

    “We Won’t Stop”

    Sometimes unspoken words, untold stories of pain and separation of your loved ones, embarks you on a journey you never thought of.

    Today I proudly share with you the joy of establishing Daksh Records, a record label I started for and because of my little love, my son, my Dakshi Mano, as an avenue to open the doors to many hearts by entering Punjabi music industry with its first commercial project. Will be publishing the poster of the project later tonight. A huge thanks to Dr Samina Rahman for producing the track in Collaboration with Daksh Records. Your energy brings me hope and boost to work harder. I appreciate your efforts Samina!
    Please like and share “Daksh Records” and keep blessing it since it is my way of telling my son how much I love him. His love has lead me to create something beautiful for generations to come and even beautiful, that I share this gift with you.

    Nidhi Sharma

    Shining The Light To Bring Them Home!

    #AmericasStolenChildren #iStand2018


    #Sharethis #share

  3. A federal judge in Houston has affirmed a jury’s guilty verdict last month for a Brazilian couple tried on allegations that they helped their daughter in the international kidnapping of their 8-year-old grandson, in a case that garnered widespread attention from top officials in two countries.

  4. I have been checking out many of your stories and I can say it’s gut wrenching at times but also motivational. It’s admirable how so many LBP’s work together and try to help others. Thank you Paul and all your guests for being brave enough to get your stories out there. I hope you will be reunited with your kids soon.

  5. Congratulations on one year of shows and thank you for the work you put into it. It means a lot to a lot of people

  6. On March 15, Japan’s Supreme Court issued an important decision in a case arising under the Hague Convention on child abduction. Except it wasn’t about the convention, but about habeas corpus. Most press accounts have characterized the ruling as ordering that a child brought to Japan by his mother be returned to the United States, but it’s a bit more complicated.

  7. “Every year, 600-800 more children are abducted by a parent from the United States. Every year, less than 20% come home. The Goldman Act requires the State Department to disclose the abduction records of countries that fail to return American children. The resulting report recognizes the suffering of American families, puts pressure on recalcitrant countries to cooperate, and prevents future abductions by warning family court judges which countries are unsafe. Accurate reporting is one of our best tools to prevent and resolve international parental child abduction – and yet the report leaves children behind, especially in Japan. This hearing will focus on ways that the State Department can more effectively use the annual Goldman Act Report to leave no child behind.”

  8. Losing a child is the worst thing that can happen in any parent’s life…

    But what if that child is actually living just around the corner from you and, every now and then, you pass on the street but you cannot even acknowledge his or her existence anymore?

    And what if that child has attacked you publicly and on social media telling the world, naming you and shaming you, exposing you as the worst dad or mum ever and saying how much she hates you?

  9. Hi! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which platform are you using for this site? I’m getting fed up of the one I use because I’ve had issues with hackers and I’m looking at options for another platform. I would be awesome if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  10. Well done Paul on making it to the one year mark. I imagine it’s very difficult emotionally to do this show every week, but many people appreciate it. Thank you.

  11. Hey, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your website in Chrome, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, amazing blog!

  12. In the awesome scheme of things you secure a B- just for hard work. Where exactly you confused me ended up being on all the facts. You know, as the maxim goes, details make or break the argument.. And it could not be much more correct in this article. Having said that, allow me tell you exactly what did do the job. Your writing is rather powerful which is possibly the reason why I am making the effort to opine. I do not really make it a regular habit of doing that. Secondly, although I can see the leaps in reason you make, I am not necessarily convinced of exactly how you seem to unite your details which help to make the final result. For right now I will, no doubt subscribe to your point but wish in the foreseeable future you actually link the dots better.

  13. This was shared by LBP Warrior Christopher Savoie in regards to Japan finally deciding to recognize joint custody. Chris served time in a Japanese jail for trying to see his kids.
    “First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then they arrest and torture you. Then your wife goes on CNN and the Today Show and humiliates them. Then they release you. Then you get together with your friends and draft legislation for Congress and start a political movement that forces them to change. Then they keep fighting you. Then you keep fighting back with more legislation and action because this is about your kids so you will never lie down. Then you win. Japan is to adopt joint custody, finally. Front page of the daily newspaper. Kids, I love you more than life. Some day we will put this pain behind us. And alas, we can know in the end that through our tremendous pain, countless others will not need to suffer. And Japan will be a better place for it.”

  14. Japan is FINALLY starting to get it.
    “The government is considering introducing a system in which divorced parents can have joint custody (see below) of their children, by reviewing the current system that grants only one of them such authority, it has been learned.

    Under an envisaged system, custody rights will remain for both father and mother after a divorce. Thus, both parents will continue to be jointly responsible for raising their children. By encouraging interaction with children and divorced parents through more frequent visitation, the government aims to create an environment to facilitate the balanced upbringing of children.

  15. A father leaves one last message for the son he fought for in family court. This parent just wanted to have a relationship with his child. This is a tragic outcome of which there is no return. Will this little boy ever know the struggles this father endured seeking custody. This child will never know the love of his father. Suicide among parents of custody is a concern.

    If you are thinking about committing suicide because of your family court battle. Please seek help. You are not alone.
    His message read
    “You won. All I ever wanted to do was to be a part of my sons life

  16. A parent with narcissistic tendencies is unable to put the needs of the child before their own. This is confusing to the child. This creates a dynamic with the child putting their own needs and wants aside in order to focus on their parent.

  17. The Living Dead

    The very breath we breathe is sucked out of us. We walk around like zombies. The smile we once had is no longer visible and peace is forever gone. This is what it is like for a parent who has been alienated from their children. We simply cease to function on a normal basis. On the outside, we are normal but on the inside we scream in terror and hold onto dysfunctional behavior.

    Most people who know us do not understand what we are going through. They only see what they want to see. They will never understand what it is like to lose their child because of the vindictive actions of an alienating spouse or the erroneous decisions of a family court judge. They think we embellish our situation and should be able to move on but, how can we?

    There are many parents and our children who have chosen to lose the battle of alienation because the pain is too great and are unable to continue fighting for what they desire. It is unfortunate when this occurs because their pain may end in the physical and emotional sense but, they leave it behind for those still on this earth who once loved them.

    For myself, I have known three parents who have chosen to end their pain and suffering in the most dreadful manner caused by alienation. It leaves a hole in my heart that can never be filled. For family members, it must be even more devastating. I can only say that you must hold on and believe that tomorrow will be better.

    It is imperative that each of you take care to safeguard your mental and emotional health because you need to be here for the time of when your children awaken from their slumber and realize they need you. If, you choose to make the ultimate decision to end your pain…you are wrong and you are selfish. Pick yourself up and make the conscious decision to fight back against the dark powers.

    There is a way to do this and that is the power of self-healing. Step back from the fight. Concentrate on yourself and do something that promotes a different emotional environment for yourself. I understand how difficult this may be and how you may feel that you are giving up on your child through this process but, if you are damaged then you are no good to yourself nor your child.

    Take time to heal. Go on that long awaited vacation. Go fishing. Camping with a friend? How about taking a dancing class? Perhaps counseling? Whatever you need to do make sure that fulfill your bucket list and come back a more complete person. After all, you’re worth it and so are your children. They need to have you back in their lives and not an emotional wreck. They need you as you once were.

    Ultimately, the choice is yours to make. You can either choose to live in a silent, emotional fear and heartache or you can make the conscious decision to rise above this and heal yourself. Don’t be selfish in your actions. Consider who you are doing this for and that is your children. They deserve to have a super-mom or super-dad in their corner fighting for them.

    Heal yourself from within and regain your life, your smile and your children. We all have this drive and fight inside us, we just have to reach down deep to find it. We do not have to be the living dead. We can instead be the living parents again!

    By David Shubert

  18. I was devastated emotionally when my wife said she wanted a divorce. I was married for over 20 years. I was committee to her forever! Divorce is a terrible thing. I did not care about the financial aspect. Our kids have been hurt and are still struggling with the aftermath. It has been 8 years and they are still having problems! The real disaster is the destruction to my family.

  19. The truth hurts, the truth that in my early stages of being a dad, I struggled. I fell into depression and lost my way. Everything that was so simple became so difficult, I couldn’t get to grasp of my own life. My family broke down due to the miscommunication with my then partner. When you feel lost as a first time father, your whole world becomes dark. Emotions always run high when you break up with someone you care about, it was difficult. This was two years ago now and it been a tough testing time developing as man and daddy. I try hard to get the right balance, which means sometimes I must compromise or even put my pride aside and submit. I have to be honest to you viewers on why parents fail. Parents fail because they put their own desire ahead of what’s important. We’re so self conscience about what others think we loose ourselves. Males are out trying to conquer as many women as possible as if it a good thing ( I’ve been there). Females are so occupied in being more glamorous than the other, where do you draw the line. I had to ask myself a question, do I love my son enough to man up and be different? Do I want to follow the crowd like I was and be another number? Most importantly, don’t make changes for others but do it for yourself. I post negatives posts and they thrive, why? I post positive post and they struggle. How people love to hate one another like its a good thing. I simply ask where has the love gone in the world?
    By Fathers that Care.

  20. Long time listener, first time commenter. I just want to say congrats on making it to one year and thank you for the work you do.

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