It's come to the point now, after being out almost 5 years, that I've come too far with my life, acheived the things I wanted (or I'm on the road to), did the things I wanted to do and have reached a happy and satisfactory life.
I did all this on my own apart from exJWs such as yourselves online for support. After reaching a place where I finally dont think about WT everyday and stopped getting emotional or worked up about my former JW life I'm glad to simply live my life and let others get on with theirs.
But, if my family were to leave and get in touch I'd have to deal with all that shit again. I'd have to deal with people who's personality I deliberately removed from my life as I was building an authentic nonJW life.
- My mother would likely still be closed minded and homophobic.
- My sisters would likely still live for gossip and social media stalking.
- My cousins would likely still put on a pretence of wealth to impress those around them.
I really cant be doing with such people.
It sounds bad, but I really hope they stay in. My mother might as well waste her life in a cult that gives her a reason to breathe (door knocking and magazine reading) than suddenly realizing at 70 years old that she had no savings, no pension and has spent 55 years reading magazines that kept changing their stance.
Ironically, if she'd spent 55 years reading National Geographic or something she'd have a sharp mind. Unfortunately she chose Watchtower and Awake!