I gave up living in the USA. Move to a foreign country. Where I must learn a new language...new culture...completely new system (sorry bad word useage) of life. I gave up a job I truly loved and still miss to this day. Gave up seeing my family more than once a year. Gave up the warm Texas weather.
BUT! Not one JW in this country knows I was a JW at one time, no one bothering me about religion. No chance of running into one and receiving the guilt trips...or being ignored...or worse my son being ignored. Truly free at last!
Would I do it again. Oh yeah.