You know, it's one thing to read someone else's post, where they've poured their heart and soul out into words, but to post your very own story is something else indeed. Congratulations! It is kind of a turning point to be willing to open up to personal experiences. You have plenty of friends here. We all learn from our mistakes and we keep on going. We are survivors! (I'm 56 and still learning)
Human beings are all pretty much the same. We are vulnerable when we open up our heart and soul. In doing so, we show that we are willing to love and be loved. When we fall down, we get right back up again. Former JW's have had it so much worse than the general run of people in the world.
I'm certain you have many interesting tales to tell and I look forward to more of your posts.