DARTH- I agree with 3RDGEN that the more time that passes by - the more you will be left alone. If a person wants to maintain a semblance of a relationship with JW family or JW friends you once had a person needs to NOT bring up JW topics like - ever. If you even hint at disagreeing with the WT organization JW's are trained to sniff out alleged " apostate " leanings and will shun you- period.
That being said- the only person I really have stayed close to who is a Witness is my 87 yr.old JW mom who has respected my fade these last 11 years and actually UNDERSTANDS what caused me to leave and she doesn't judge me negatively at all for leaving. THAT is VERY rare to find in ANY Jehovah's Witness because they are all trained to judge inactive / DFed ones as sinners or scum of the earth. I can talk to her about anything about the organization and she won't judge me negatively. I cannot do that with my elder dad, or my elder brother or two sisters who are JW's. And it's one reason I rarely see them ! LOL !
Also I do not have any contact with former JW friends as I have learned their care for me was conditional anyway- based on how many times I answered at meetings, went out in service, or gave my assignments in the ministry school- our friendship had nothing to do with REAL friendship based on love and empathy, or caring- it was based on how well I performed WT functions.
So I've made NEW friendships based on reality with many good people here right on JWN ! EX-JW's are some of the best people on the planet because they're honest and won't sell you BS ! If I were you I'd only bother keeping in touch with JW's who will RESPECT you the same way that they expect you to respect them. If they don't do that- they don't deserve to be respected . You don't need to grovel for their approval . Just my 2 cents. Good luck to you. Peace out, mr. Flipper