Forgive for only now catching up with chapter 3 of the exit, but you said in the other thread:
Then I got to the point where I was SURE, 100%, they did not have the truth. It was heartbreaking. It was the only life I knew. I had friends, many family, goals, achievements, all tied to JW's. And now it was over. It was over... (heavy sigh).
Oh man! I know exactly that feeling. The incredulity of believing that all these good men that one has known, and the teaching that shaped your very life - could all be totally wrong! - but it was......
As we started on a new life we were indeed babes. It was like being a refugee plonked in a foreign land with no preparation and having no knowledge of how to live in it , but we go by
What you said above is instructive. I am sure that it will help others planning their course