You told us your story very well. Thanks, and sorry about your JW family stull in bondage. Most of us can relate in many ways.
I am confident that Watchtower and its men only have the power over us that we give them, so we must learn not to give them any.
Most here are seekers on their own path. My path, which includes atheism, is also a spiritual one. I see some religions as pacifiers. The good "in" them is really from good people.