I could post more often but I feel that I would be redundant in the things I could
relate. I had a terrible run in with an elder about 25 years ago that set me back
mentally and emotionally. I struggled really hard after that. I was in the hospital-
tal several times over the next few years ( admitted myself) and had trouble
functioning with a job and trying to provide for a family. Almost ended it all at
one point which would have relieved me but not helped my wife and four kids.
i was diagnosed as bipolar and OCD. A few years ago I discovered that I have
what is Pure O. I won’t go into the details of what that is but I’d suffered with
that my whole life evidently. As the years past I calmed down quite a bit and
finally gave up trying to deal with this religion along with other things that aren’t
that important. I have jw family all around so I tread lightly when speaking to
them. Don’t want my life any more complicated by spouting off something to
one of them that’s not going to make any difference anyway. Rant over for now.