I was told yesterday by my daughter that when she was younger she hated me and her dad.
She wasn't beaten, she was allowed to play with friends other than JW's, had parties, always had kids round to play, JW and worldlies ( I hate that term). I could go on.
The reason she hated us was because we encouraged her on numerous occassions to stay in the borg.
What I find so distressing is, I cannot believe the power we had over her. We kept her going in something that was killing her mentally, emotionally and physically and all the time saying 'don't take it out on Jehovah, it's not his fault, don't you think he knows what's going on.'
I recently started NLP therapy to help me come to terms with all the emotions I have felt since leaving the Cult. Mostly it's to do with grief, regret and guilt for raising my children in this vile organisation. I don't blame her for hating us, I hate me. I very often think how our lives would have been if we hadn't joined.... yeah different, very very different.
She's doing great now, happy and enjoying life and loves us. We're cool