In Reply to: Deceived by kindness and love posted by Donny on January 08, 2003 at 12:02:04:
You can always tell by how they treat you after you leave. Do they stay in touch, do they make sure you're adjusting OK, do they care to help you out and share their provisions with you, things like that.
As you know, I am anti-love. At least anti-Family love. It was a fake, it wasn't true and deep love for one another, it wasn't the kind of love that loves no matter what. As soon as you turn to go another direction then the Family, you are rejected. Of course, if you meet someone on the streets, that fakey love is still there, for the most part, but at least now we can tell it is fakey love and it makes one sick to their stomach, at least me.
To be fair though, I did have one good friend in the Family who stayed in touch with me and truly loved me for who I was not what I was doing with my life, and treated me as her equal in or out. Unfortunately, she died last year and that made me sad.