I am under the impression that one of the worst aspects of life as a Jehovah's witness is that every new family and friendship tie you make might become a chain if you ever want out.
I was never a JW and therefore don't have the mindset, but, being who I am, I find that I would not want to create any ties with the witness community. Of course, I would need them. But it would feel to me that every new friend I made, and every relative, would come at the price of their eventually becoming your worst enemies.
Let's use marriage as an example. I would want a woman by my side, to share my life; but then I would also feel that I would need to find her among the witnesses only; my relationship with her would need to be approved by others; I would not be free to actually get to meet her before we married; once we married, she'd be someone who would know me intimately and could turn me in to the elders; and, if, unfortunately, my relationship didn't work, I would need to sleep with someone else and be disfellowshipped in order to be able to divorce her. It seems to me that I would choose to have a hidden relationship with a worldly woman for as long as I could. Marriage would seem like too much of a burden for little reward unless I were able to find a truly lovable woman.
If I were an old man, then I would feel like I would need to hide my true opinions in order not to be desserted by those I love. And so on.
I wonder what you people think about this.