Good luck and congratulations on your newly found freedom....may you use it to learn, grow and evolve.
i recently started talking to a "worldly girl" and it is so diffrent and hard trying to explane all the bull shite that i was brought up with. Does this get easier?
I'm afraid I have to say it never gets easier. I had a "scorched earth" type of policy when I left the organization and witheld my religious upbringing to all but a handful of my most intimate friends...even then, it was so hard to explain, that I would not speak of it much. I'm still this way a little bit....like my whole life before leaving the org did not exist in huge chunks.
Then there was this site--a place where I could "let my hair down", be myself, surrounded by people who, though I may not agree on everything with, shared a common bond. I don't have to explain here how embarassing it is to go door to door to peddle useless magazines. I don't have to explain why I forget birthdays (it's not personal, I swear!!). I can share those deepest parts of my soul that are still so colored by JW doctrine here and be understood. But never did I think I'd find my true kindred in a "romantic" way among JW ilk (even knowing, I could never be truly intimate with someone who never knew what being raised as a JW is like) In this way, I felt very alone in ways.
And then there was Daystar, an ex-jw who I met here. And I have to say among other things, it is such a relief not to have to hide or explain things that only an ex-jw would understand. Sweet relief.
Good luck! Glad you're here.