Leaving this religion when it's all you've ever known is very stressful and can cause great anxiety.
It can indeed be difficult to come to terms with the reality that we have been lied to and betrayed by a religion we believed in and people we trusted.
It is also heartbreaking to find that none of our relationships are sacred. So many of us have lost friends and family -- parents, children, siblings and spouses -- when we left this religion.
And yet, things can and do get better.
Indeed, when we leave a dysfunctional, high-control and abusive relationship we open ourselves up for greater opportunities.
By leaving behind the highly-conditional relationships formed in the Jehovah's Witness religion we can begin to make new and better relationships.
We will find people that love and appreciate us for WHO we really are, and not WHAT we (pretend to) believe.