After being out of the Borg for a year and a half, we’ve dealt with a lot of nonsense from local elders stopping by unannounced, well-meaning do-gooders trying to encourage us. Somehow we’ve managed to get through this without getting DF’d/DA’d. For me the worst part of it all has been that much of my family has shunned me, and stopped talking to me, as soon as they heard through the grapevine that I wasn’t going to meetings. No calls to convince me to go back, just silence which to me is worse.
I’ve thought about trying to reach out to them, but often I just feel what is the point, what would I say? These people love their religion more than their own family. It’s like trying to reason with the Taliban. I never thought I would actually be pondering disowning my toxic JW family. I realize that makes me no better than them, but I just don’t know what else to do.
I guess my outlook is dimming that there is ever going to be a mass exodus. It just seems that here it’s almost 2014 and they still continue to grow despite 100+ years of solid evidence proving that they are charlatans of the worst order. I am getting to the point where I’m starting to feel detached and indifferent to it all, even my JW family. I’ve even gone so far as to ponder not even going to my father’s funeral (he has been very unhealthy for many years). I know I would regret this, but dealing with that entire phony JW funeral BS is just too much to stomach.
What about you, do you still care about JW family and friends or have you grown detached, and cast them off, and with what result to your emotional state? Conversely, what keeps you motivated to keep caring, and where have you had success?