Hi Jdarley, and welcome to JWD.
This may not have been explained to you by your study conductor yet, but before you can be baptised as a Jehovah's Witness, you have to pass an exam. At the end of the exam you are required to sign a contract between you and the Watchtower, Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania. Then, the rules of the Watchtower society will become stronger. If you break the rules then unless you confess and repent, one of two things will occur. You will either become a 'marked' person, meaning that they will only talk to you at the meetings, and not outside until you repent. Or, you will be 'disfellowshipped'. Which means that an elder will announce from the platform that you are no longer a Jehovah's Witness. Then, no one will acknowledge you, at all. They will cross the street when they see you. And, your boyfriend will either have to leave either them or you.
Some rules are subtle, some are not. Here are some of those rules:
If, God forbid, you should become ill and go to hospital, not only will you have to forbid doctors to give you blood, but you may also have to allow the Watchtower Society access to your medical records.
All of you current friends, outside of the Jehovah's Witnesses will be seen as 'bad association' or 'part of the world', and you will be requested not to see them any more.
If you have aspirations of collage or university, you will be advised not to follow them, but put all your efforts into preaching instead. If you choose to go to collage, you will been marked as a person lacking spirituality.
If, during a meeting, say the Watchtower meeting, you read something that you disagree with, you will not be allowed to express your opinion openly. If you disagree with a teaching of the Watchtower society, and openly express it, you can be marked as a trouble maker. Even going as far as what the Jehovah's Witnesses call an apostate, (Which is an old term, similar to heretic), and disfellowshipped.
You will not be allowed to cerebrate birthdays and holidays. These are seen be Jehovahs Witnesses as either pagan of selfish.
If you donate to charities, you would be 'reminded' that this world is about to be destroyed, and that giving you money the the watchtower society's 'world wide work' would be better. This money goes straight to Brooklyn.
You will be required to preach the message of the watchtower society to people in your neighborhood. Then record the amount of time and literature given, and submit it to the elders in your congregation. If you are not spending enough time doing this, then they will come to you and ask for an explanation.
You will not be allowed to prey to Jesus.
The only books you will be allowed to study in your bible education will be books written by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. If you study other Christian material, you will be marked. If you see that some other books make more sense than the society's book, and express it, you will be shunned.
Please do more research about the Jehovah's Witnesses. You will find that most of them are good, decent people. Ask them what would happen, after you are baptised if, for some reason, you become disfellowshipped. Ask them if you could still associate with them. If you would still have the love shown to you, as it is while you are studying. Ask them, will Jehovah still love me if I disagree with the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania.