Everyones got to fight for their right to party. There will be no calvary rushing in to rescue you on this one.
You pay your money and take your chances.
When I was 31 years old in 1984, I saw and heard enough and was suffering enough because of the witnessess. I told my wife and witness family I was never going to the meetings again and not to ever talk to me as a witness. My son was 10 years old.
He started playing sports baseball, soccer, wrestling, he missed a lot of meetings.
My wife kept going to the meetings for about 10 years, that gave me time to myself on tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. I made a lot of motorcycle buddies and did a lot of riding.
10 years latter my wife saw I hadnt really changed, I still went to work, I didnt cheat on her and she quit going to the meetings.
My son went into the navy got a bachelors degree in business and also is a registered nurse and a realestate investor and salesperson. He pretty much stopped going to meetings by the time he was 10 and a half.
I was depressed when I was a witness and I'm still depressed maybe because I was a witness and didnt get an education, maybe I am just the kind of person that thinks a lot and gets depressed.
Whats not to be depressed about you live and you die and the JW's tripped many of us comming out of the starting blocks in a way that we will never recover.
But I have at least 5 more hours a week to myself and If I dont like the BS I'm hearing I can flip the page, change the channel or surf to the next topic.
As long as you know your making a choice, you must like the choice your making.
Lifes not black and white like the Dubs taught us there are various shades of comfort and appeal.
So if you are too afraid to change, and its understandable, then be happy and make the best of it. Because no one gets out alive and there is not pot of gold in the kingdumb hall and there is no pot of gold outside of it.
Your child may be devestated if you leave.
Your child may also be devestated if someone they love dies because they didnt take a blood transfusion and then has a lucid moment and realizes that they belonged to a cult that sacraficed their loved one. Just like the ancient pagans.