The membership rule is simple, you join the organisation for life and undertake to serve for life.
My O.P is based on the poet Robert Burns who talked about the gift to " see ourselfs as others see us"
I think maybe the hardest thing for me to leave, the Jehovers Witness " Organisation" was to accept how my family and friends will now "see" me.
So my questions are how difficult was it to leave:-
A) knowing the reaction of friends and family?
B) Was the price of having left worth it?
I was lucky my wife's father who has spent most of his life as a witness, distributed magazines since he was a young man,and is still a witness, helped me when I spoke of my doubts by saying " you do what you think is right" .
He always wears the same unfashionable clothes and has the same hairstyle from when I first met him. A true believer but a down to earth man. And even now I have left he never tires talking to me, and he never judges me. Not sure I would be outside without him.