"And even though distance from the movement has given me the certainty that I’m better off, it still hurts to know that the movement I gave up everything for, didn’t feel the same. I feel stupid, I feel cheated, I feel betrayed. And way back in the back of my mind, I know that if RC came knocking on my door today asking to have me back, I’d think about it.
Regnum Christi isn’t like other associations. The love one feels for the movement runs deep, and to a certain extent never, ever goes away. That’s why talking about it brings up a lot of emotion. It brings up bitterness and anger from those who have been tossed out on their ears, or left under distressing circumstances. It also brings up feelings of resentment toward those still in the good graces of the movement. Why are they better than me?
Breaking up is never easy. Heartbreak always hurts. Watching others go down the same path you took is painful. But recovery is all about rising above all that, and moving forward. It’s about letting go. It’s a process, and it’s not easy, but with time, the wounds do heal."