Whenever I have mentioned this practise to people who don't know much about the witnesses (although they should know about them due to the worldwide preaching activity ), most people are absolutely horrified. In all honesty their reaction makes me feel embarrassed that I ever accepted this religion into my life.
To most right thinking people it is absolutely just not an option to have no contact with your immediate family.
One lady said to me "I'd rather rip my heart out".
What has been your experience when people find out that JW's carry out this evil practise?