We see cases involving parental alienation and gatekeeping all the time, unfortunately. However many parents do not understand how their behaviors towards the other parent directly affects the children in the relationship. Nor do the parents usually understand that such behaviors weigh heavily in the decision to change custody from one parent to the other.
My advice to all parents, especially those going through high conflict custody and visitation litigation: figure it out. Get along for your children. You do not have to like your ex-spouse, but that person is still your children’s mother or father. Pass along important information regarding your children, because that is the right thing to do. Stop setting him or her up for failure, because that is ultimately hurting your children. In fact, there’s an app for that too! TalkingParents.com is a free tool to help with co-parenting communication.