Many people leave the WTS after a short period, often only measured in weeks, of theological discovery. It is not an easy matter to recognize that the belief system upon which your whole emotional persona has been built has serious flaws, some sinister in nature, and often this leads to a rapid confrontation with the elders. Letters, most of them depressingly repetitive in content hit Service Desks in Local Branches worldwide, a few weeks later a sterile announcement is made in a congregation and the apostate conveyor belt shifts forward slightly, waiting for its next victim.
Suddenly many find themselves outside in the cold, with little support, often without friends, sometimes with fatally wounded marriages and above all a crippling sense of confusion as to what one should now adhere to as a belief system.
My plea in this post if for all those caught in that no-mans-land, between the WTS and the deep blue sea, not to play by the rules thrust upon you, but to plot your own passage over the seas of what is your life, and yours alone. Leave on your own terms with your dignity intact. When you are ready and if you chose to let the WTS know why you are leaving, then threaten them with public exposure in your local newspapers not the Courts. WT Legal is far more intimidated by newspapers than Courtrooms where they are very confident and very much in command. If you choose to drift, work out a plan of action and stick to it - it can be done. Even if this takes a year or two, grit your teeth and like an actor, learn your lines.
Before you begin to share your new found information, count the costs.
Plan a life for yourself outside of the WTS before you leave. Do it secretly if you have to. Make sure you have sound employment, finances, friendships and are relatively clear about the direction of your beliefs before you leave.
Do not play into the hands of your foes by acting with haste. Careful planning for your future will save much emotional distress.
My best regards to you all - HS