I also had to cut off my family, but luckily it was not a forever thing. My mother actually faded before I left, but she still clung to the idea that the JWs were right. It took 8 yrs of cut off before she realized I was serious. Now we have a better relationship than I have ever had with her, but I have not seen her in person for 4 yrs. It is still not anything close to the kind of relationship of a mother/daughter that is considered normal, but atleast it is no longer unhealthy for me. Now my father is an entirely different story. I will spit on that man's grave, IF I even care enough to go to his funeral. I might go just to prove to myself he is finally gone for good. Maybe.