That sounds positive and I hope the move helps.
Moving Back to Chicago - Don't care
LTPF my deepest best warmest wishes to you both on the big move. I hope Chicago is kind to you both.
A doctor I had years ago told me to avoid stress as much as possible, it is a killer thats for sure.
Stress on people is the oil that keeps the wt machine running.
One of my sister's JW friends was diagnosed with ms a number of years ago. They were attending the same hall. My sister said her friend with ms no longer comes to the meetings. The husband stopped going too. I always wondered why they stopped going. After reading this thread I now understand why she can't come to the meetings anymore. The JW life is too stressful and we're always told we're not doing enough. I'll share this info with my sister.
Thanks for sharing your story.
Please consider taking your wife and yourself too to a counsellor,
Live long and prosper.
You may already be aware of this, but there is a group of exJWs that meet periodically in the Chicago/Chicago Suburbs. Once you've settled in (and if you feel comfortable doing so) take a look at the Meetup website and join in. Not sure when the next gathering will be, but we have a good time when we do!
The Chicago Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses Meetup Group
I wish you both all the very best my friend!
When you move to Chicago just don't go to any meetings there, just fade- it will so much better for both of you
If it is possible, I have to highly agree with ALL OR NOTHING above.
If not, still consider fading quickly, quietly.
Good for you. Bravo.
I like the advice all or nothing and OTWO gave...
Leave behind the JW life and just see how much better life feels for both of you - without all the unnecessary stress.
Moving is a great opportunity to get out of the cult, either cold turkey or a rapid fade. Wish you the best and better, brighter days ahead.