Hmmm. This is a subject I've mentioned before - I need to start a thread on this and pull together all related thread references I can find.
From this thread:
I gave this shortened list of the major steps you might want to undertake, in the process of building a new life for yourself, outside the Watchtower organization:
What Vidgun said...
"Seems like you need help urgently. First of all, I would reccomend you getting professional help, e.g., talk to a psychologist. You need to talk to a neutral person (not affiliated with JWs). As you will no doubt find out, a lot of the posters on this board have been helped by such therapists. Hopefully such a person will help you to work on your self-esteem. If you are depressed, such a person can help in that regard too. Treatment for this is available. Perhaps those posters in Canada and surroundings can help you with the particulars. ..." Vidgun, page #1
That is very good advice.
Quandry and many others also gave good advice when they said, "STAY IN SCHOOL"!!
You will be VERY THANKFUL that you did so, down the road.
I've often given this advice for young JWs who are uncomfortable with the religion's demands, but here they are again, in a nutshell...
1. Either go to school so you can earn better wages as an adult, or get some sort of technical training so you will be very employable.
2. Get decent-paying work, and SAVE YOUR MONEY.
3. If you've been able to save your money and have a steady job, then LOOK FOR YOUR OWN PLACE. An apartment, a decent trailer house, a small house. Try to avoid the "roommate" situation, if possible - that can become sticky if you end up with the wrong roommates.
4. Once you've gotten over the financial burden of the move, continue to save your money - as much as comfortably possible. If you've already gotten an education, then you're saving for a future house, car, further education. If you haven't gotten as much education as you want/need, then you're saving to further your education for greater employability.
Once you're out of your parents' house, you will have more freedom. USE THIS FREEDOM TO DO RESEARCH about the Watchtower Corporation, its origins, its business practices - whatever has puzzled or troubled you about the religion.
Hope this helps...