Thank you for your response and I appreciate your insight. It’s interesting when you’re told something is true, but you keep feeling in your gut that it isn’t. When someone tells you they love you and are doing seemingly unkind things because they care so much about you it’s hard to know what the truth is.
You are so right when you say that love is kind, not cruel and transparent. The transparency part really resonates with me today — when your instinct and what is being said/done resonate, it feels right and that is true transparency. Unfortunately in this situation it wasn’t transparent and honest and that is not love (at least not the kind I will tolerate in my life).
Thank you for your dose of positivity!