Re: Relationships with Sterling Men
Date: August 05, 2009 03:09AM
If I was a TV writer, I'd pitch a dramatic series based on the Sterling Men to HBO. Combining elements of bizarre humor with psychological horror, the topic of the Sterling Men provides a wealth of material that seems ripe for commercial exploitation. Not only would it be a highly entertaining show, but it would create some much needed public awareness and hopefully harm the ability of groups like this to continue perpetrating their crap on the unsuspecting masses... So, I hope some TV writer out there is reading all this and getting inspired!!!
Anyway, good luck, Tiggerwill. I hope that your man comes back around. It is fascinating stuff, though indeed very painful and disorienting to experience on a personal level. My very short but intense run-in with a Sterling Man has definitely changed my life forever -- almost two years later and I'm still obsessed with the topic (although thankfully, it is not as all-consuming as it was for a while there)! I've always considered myself pretty savy about the world and people in general, but I felt a major loss of innocence over this matter. I studied the history of religion as a major in college and had a basic knowledge of cults, but I had absolutely no idea that there were so many of these types of social predators out there today, actively trying to invade our homes and lives and turn them upside down for what seems to be nothing more than an addiction to exercising power and cruelty.
It's good that you have work colleagues (and hopefully other friends and family) to share your experience with. The Sterling Men will try to convince your guy that you are the enemy. You need to surround yourself with people who care about you and who can keep you emotionally grounded in the real world; people who will be able to provide balance to the misguided propaganda and brainwashing techniques that your guy may eventually try to impose on you if he succumbs to the psychological tactics of this group. Keep up your self-esteem, be good to yourself, maintain control over your life and don't let anyone push you around or try to make you feel bad about yourself in any way. It is heartbreaking to see someone you love get led astray, but whatever you do, just don't blame yourself. There are so many of us who have been in the same unfortunate boat as you are in now.