Yes, dictatorships and mutinies are common in forums unfortunately. It’s a good thing money isn’t involved: Growing up, there was a Pakistani man named Jay – gentle soul – wrote poetry – who started his corner store with a childhood friend.
One day, his childhood friend moved back to his home country, nearly cleaning out the business’ bank account in the process.
This set my friend back many years, because he was VERY CLOSE to having enough money to be able to work part time and hire a few people so he could actually start ENJOYING himself in the USA instead of manning the store continually.
All that being said, the pain of a betrayal, a mutiny, a dictatorship, whatever form someone’s destructive control comes from, is the same. Phoenix, you’re doing well.