An ever growing number of Witnesses would like to leave the organization - but how? You may have an extended family "in the truth".
All your "friends" ( and that word "friends" deserves to be put in quotes ) may be "in the truth". You may not be in any position to make
a clean break by disassociating yourself - so, what can you do?
First, adopt an illness! Depression worked well for me. Migraines might work even better. Also, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
or any number of chronic conditions. The point is: you need a parachute whose ripcord can be pulled at any moment,
convenient to you. I know one elder's wife who claimed so many chronic illnesses over the years, that I've lost count!
You might want to claim that "night blindness" prevents you from attending any evening meetings.
Second, get some outside help! Build some friendships at work or school. If asked about your "bad associations", just say
that you're witnessing to them and trying to get them to study.
Third, Move somewhere else! Deliberately attend a Kingdom Hall far from your home and turn in your time for a couple of months.
Ask the congregation Secretary if they received your publisher record card yet. If so, disappear completely and never return
to that Hall again! Make sure you gave them a phony address - or none at all. You are now free.
If you can't get completely free, turn in some fake hours at least once every six months so that you don't get on the
list for irregular publishers. If elders insist on prying, just talk about your illness/disease and admit to nothing.
If you must go to meetings, try showing up for the beginning and skip the rest. You just want to be seen. If you have to stay,
pretend to take notes while making up grocery lists. Take up meditation, close your eyes and lower your blood pressure.
I once saw an older sister knitting during a convention program, while seated in the center "old folks" seats, facing the audience,
It was funny. Use your imagination!