This is an observation from the outside looking in
During the awakening of a jehovah's witness (used by the watchtower society), the loved ones around start to cool off pretty quickly. This is because their love is conditional to those in the exclusive group. It is what has been indoctrinated which goes along with what they want in the end.
For the most part, I don't believe it is on purpose, but the threat of facing the reality of following a false prophet who manipulates with guilt and selfserving half truths, in other words - lawlessness in the eyes of god, is too great.
When you wish for something so bad it is all you live & breathe, like that new bike by an 8 year old, the safe return of a loved one, a "misdiagnosis", a blackjack by a desparate gambler, the next fix by a heroin addict, to see all who have wronged you be destroyed by the god, to be immortal living on earth forever.... sometimes the end justifies the means so a cooling off to keep you on the road to your wish seems small potatoes, eh?
Now if there is a sentence in a book that is said to be the ultimate law, and it can be used to uphold this dream, the more you use it the better. Similar to the end is soon, house to house, earthquakes, F&DS, etc, etc
The awakened JW endures to the end, bible trained conscience and self respect in tact. Fair weather friends are just that, and are living testimonials of how a dangerous high control group can appear as an angel of light to lead astray even the chosen with their sheep's clothing, empty promises for the vulnerable and ear tickling tacking.
Will Power - of the desparate housewife class.