When parents split up, children suffer emotionally but when one parent denies the other parent access to the children that adds more turmoil. Not only has the home environment changed forever but just like in bereavement one parent is lost.
Very young minds are then exposed to bitterness and hate from the custodial parent portraying the other parent as a bad person. Other family members are also affected and devastated when access to those children is denied. The children have lost half of the family they belong to. Again this has an emotional effect on................ 'The Innocent' children.