Emotional Blackmail

by Iamallcool 5 Replies latest jw friends

  • Iamallcool

    I have JW relatives that is trying to make me feel bad. I think they hope it will help me return to the borg. NOT!

  • Overrated

    Family and Friends will say things to guilt trip you back into that craziness. Best thing to do is live your life on your terms, not theirs or a cults.

  • vienne

    We all have the ability to say, "Stop that!"

  • Longlivetherenegades

    Shaming those that live the organization is a way of punishing them.

    Their Bible study this past week is all about SHAMING those who live Jehovah.

    You have to understand the mindset they carry all over the place. Once they detect that you are tough and firm about your views about the organisation. It will be difficult for them to make you feel bad.

  • Iamallcool
    Longlivetherenegades, I want to read that bible study. Thanks!
  • Anna Marina
    Anna Marina

    Best thing is to ignore them as Overrated says. But if you are stuck how about baffling them with...

    "I don't feel encourage by you. You don't seem spiritual enough. If you become more spiritual it would encourage me. You need to do better, then maybe..."

    Or ask to see copies of the letters they have been writing - then kindly suggest ways the letters could be improved. The goal is to keep them busy and off your back. See if you can get them to add a further 1000 words to their letters. Get them to write them out by hand, then suggest improvements in their handwriting, grammar and spelling.

    Let might leave you alone then.

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