quote, unquote "Real Love" - $$$
Date: March 15, 2014 10:13PM
I am placing this message with some reservation, because there is a self-help book entitled "Real Love" which I think contains helpful information and perspective. The book's free, no charge to get it at the library, and if that's all it were, I would not be posting this message. This isn't about the book itself, obviously.
I think everyone on this forum needs to be aware of this quote, unquote "Real Love" program and just how commercial, just how-profit it really is (despite having recently received tax-exempt status.) The m.o. is basically this:
1.) Read the book. No problem.
2.) Form a "Real Love" group at your church. No problem.
3.) Buy 'life coaching' from a certified "Real Love" coach. RED FLAG.
4.) Buy a very expensive ($1000+) 'intervention.' RED FLAG.
5.) Buy more books, webinars, seminars. RED FLAG, RED FLAG, RED FLAG.
And if you choose not to go into debt, foreclosure, bankruptcy to buy all this "coaching," well, then - your happiness is obviously not worth it, and you don't really want to happy. Otherwise, you would be making the necessary investment to be happy.
I have seen lives destroyed - suicides, marriages broken up, etc - all in the name of this quote, unquote "Real Love" stuff. It's not loving at all. It's a few people getting rich off other peoples' unhappiness. It's all about the money.
I have seen "Real Love" groups start at churches on a strictly volunteer basis, people doing it in their spare time as time allows, only for those groups to be commercialized and the "non-paying" folks treated like second-class citizens compared to the "paying" folks who invested the thousands in *their* hapiness because, but of course, *they* care more about their happiness than you do. And, in turn, the volunteer people who got interested out of sincerity, they bail on it because of how turned-off they get by how 'all about the money' it has become.
This is all very Landmark-y, PSI-y...a lot of the same people with cash to burn on those programs inevitably end up with "Real Love."
I am posting this because I'd like those people whose lives were adversely affected to know that they're not alone and in hopes more people can start speaking up about this LGAT.