one of the last meetings i attended was a sunday afternoon at circuit assembly--with my wife and kids. i used to go occasionally to keep the peace and turn down the nagging noises. this was in 1980.
after the assembly--we arranged to meet another jw couple we knew well and have a meal at their house. little was i to know that evening an affaire would start between me and the other woman.
this affaire led to my divorce--and total freedom from the cult. the affaire lasted about 18 months.
a couple of years later i met a woman who i married 6 months later. she was a bit curious about the jw thing--and as there was another circuit assembly coming up--i took her to the public talk ( so there was one member of the public there ! )
only problem--i thought it would start at 3-30pm---and we walked in half way through!.
i was well known in that circuit ( i live on a small island--several 100 dubs live here )...and i sensed a stifled gasp as i walked in.
after 10 minutes--my new wife had had enough--and wanted to go--but i didnt want all those hateful eyes on me--so we stayed to the end of the talk.
next day--my former girlfriend phoned me up to ask if it was true---had i really attended--and who was the person with me. i told her--yes we had--and the lady is my new wife.
i never heard from her again--or attended a another meeting ( except for 1 wedding and a funeral --but i dont count those as meetings )
i'm now married again--for the 4th time. my 4th wife is catholic--although she hasnt been to church since ive known her. but if she wanted to go--i would be quite happy to take her--if she wanted me to.