My wife and I DA'ed ourselves two years ago, and dealing with the act of shunning was something that we were prepared for.
But our two sons, ( 22 and 26) who were never baptized are dealing with it in another way.
It seems that last week they went to the local Panera for lunch one day. This place is popular with the witnesses for breaks also.
Well, as they were leaving there were several tables with the local jw's on morning break, they all talked and reminised a little about growing up,
doing things, and going places together with all of our families.
BOTH of my sons inquired about everybody's families, parents/siblings/relatives.
But both boys came home just fuming because not one of the witnesses asked how their parents were doing. The boys could not comprehend
how these people who have known us all their lives could just completely omit my wife and I from any comments, or questions.
It really brought to the fore how happy they are to be away from the jw mindset., as the older son said, " how real can these people be when they
remember all the times spent together as families, yet not even ask how our parents are doing" ?
Oh and by the way, one of the witnesses asked my younger son if he would be interested in getting together with him this weekend,
son said "sure, where should we meet"?
witness said, "at the kh at 1:00 for the public talk"!