No, I can actually agree with your position. If she just becomes a female Derreck it’s going to be sad. But, I don’t think anyone ever saw her coming this far. So, we are all optimistic and happy for her. I think Derreck himself would benefit from some counseling, and think maybe he is going, at least in a group situation with Jill. Honestly, I doubt his later childhood and early adulthood were very happy, and hers definitely was not. I think sticking with a therapist will put her on some sort of self-improvement trajectory, but who knows where it will end up. I would hope for the both of them that they grow a bit less conservative, a bit more tolerant, more hard working, and less isolated. Stopping trying to run the world would be awesome too. I absolutely do not think it will be possible to return to the Gotthardism, Once you’re out, you’re out. Derek Deconverted, and Jill probably can’t talk her way back in at this point either.
I think the best thing to come out of this, is breaking the breeding cycle, and producing offspring that are psychologically OK. Israel and Sam becoming whole people, not stilted robots, who are free to make their own choices, own mistakes, Not forced onto a like trajectory like their parents were, will be the happiest possible outcome.
On an unrelated note, apparently Derreck has a new post up. It has generally good advice, but says that you need to be having sex five or six days a week. Relax horn dog, relax. Just because a woman wouldn’t give you the time a day until you bought one from her dad doesn’t mean you need to overcompensate now.