Question: Can any of you that have successfully faded out of the JW world without being DF'd or DA'd relate to me/us how you were able to maintain at least one or a few of your "still in" friends or family? (and even if you were DF'd or DA'd and still maintained some relationships, how did that go?)
Obviously, the truly demented, sick and twisted (and highly effective) policies and structure of the WTBT$ to set up a system by which anyone that chooses to no longer believe or participate must be treated as "mentally diseased" and a pariah by their own friends and family is the hands down, numero uno reason why many hundreds of thousands and possibly millions of JW's do not leave.
I would love to hear some success stories from all of you that have been able to get through this and maintain some of your family and possibly even a few good friends. Real friends.