When a person learns the TTATT impacts the reaction. I cannot imagine learning TTATT at an age where there are few options. I suspect that if I was at the age I am now (60) when I learned the truth my reaction would be very different than what actually happened. I discovered that I was living a lie in my late 30s. It took 10 years to disengage from my cultish past.
I made decisions with the mindset of someone that had enough time to make significant life changes. I made very tough decisions - all of which I am happy with. However, I could never engage in the same strategy as a 60-year-old man. I really understand how some react to that moment when they learn TTATT.