That may be true.
Therefore, the responsibility lies with the seminaries to ensure that the priests are prepared to handle these situations and are willing to dedicate the time to their flocks.
Personally, I am always surprised to read that people have gone to their priest and told them they just "aren't happy" and will start skipping Liturgy....and the response is "OK".
That just baffles me. It's not okay. Perhaps the person needs additional attention and care. I can't believe the sheep is leaving the flock and it's okay. This has occurred more than once, as multiple posters have posted pretty much the same response given them from their clergy when told they were leaving.
Even if they can't convince the person to stay....don't sugar coat it and say it's "OK". Don't make them feel it is all good to leave the Church and become less than what they have been called to be. Don't be mean, but, perhaps a follow up or a show of concern would be of benefit.
Funny how people judge atheists, when they can't scienctifically prove God's existence. Wake up people. I believe in God. But I can;t offer any proof of his existence. Therefore judging and condemning atheists, doesn't sound sane.
Tweety, from your earlier comments, I gather you are a "cradle" Orthodox, baptized at age 2 you said. I am glad to hear you "believe" in God, and I hope you take a real interest in getting to know Orthodoxy. It's the True Church of Christ, and sometimes, we as faithful, simply are asked to believe, without proof.
It is an exercise in humility to admit we don't know how or why things are the way they are, but, we believe them to be true, nonetheless.
I wonder if your parents took you to church as a child, if you were exposed to the Traditions, as well as the traditions (small t).
I think you will find that Orthodoxy is a fascinating and wondrous experience....and stands unrivaled in it's respect for God, and adherence to His laws.
I hope and pray that you take a real interest and begin to examine what Orthodoxy really is....not just the surface, but, the roots.
This forum is a great place to start...however, not everything written here is correct. I know for certain, that many things I once wrote, I now wish I hadn't because I've matured and realized that I was wrong. I am still learning.
I wish you all the best and that your journey to discovering your Faith is a joyous and filled with wonderful experiences.
Let us know if we can be of any help.