Dusty, If I was able to talk this person out of this step I would. However Discussion on this subject is not allowed
Nicolaou, i think I agree about not going since my presence and others would most definately be frowned upon. There are walls going up and this would definately complicate things.
Why would I think about going?
I hadn't thought about WTS for 25 years. Two years ago I was shocked when I was informed by a close relative that he was 'studying the truth'. I was speechless (for one of the only times in my life). That's when I found this board, I was determined that if the subject came up again I would have something informed to say. Because of this board I am able again to converse intelligently on this subject, unfortunately the subject hasn't come up again.
I am not as close to the half of my family who are witnesses, as i am to the half that are not. There are subjects I can't broach with them like I can my 'worldly' family members. They are almost a separate clique unto themselves within the family unit. I feel like I am on the 'outside looking in', with the witness half of my family. Alot of this is my own doing, but not all of it.
Why would I go? To say goodbye to a relationship that will never be the same again... I guess that's why I shouldn't go.