HI TAMERIA 2001:
You said several things that I can relate to:
You say they knocked your husband because he had what sounds like a decent job to support his family:..they also knocked ME for my job. I am single and had to support myself. If I had listened to these idiots I would not be retired..Bottom line: I think some were jealous and possibly in your husband’s case as well.
You also say they told you you should put on “the new personality” 🙄.. I had the same thing said to me and can only conclude it was because I would not allow myself to be targeted by users. The religion wants to see women wretched and exhausted doing favors for people. They are looking for Mother Teresa types..Yeah? They can go fly a kite.
You also said you felt like an outsider and were shunned...Me too..No matter what I did I would have been a perpetual outsider and no more than a hologram on the wall to some people in the Witness religion.
This doesn’t mean anything all these years later now that I’m out and moved on...It’s just that this treatment made it very easy for me to ‘fade’. Maybe I should consider myself lucky.