I grew up in a JW houshold. Still unbaptised I declared leaving at age 13 to my parents because of the groups (and my parents) lack of tolerance. My parents simply freaked out (what else did you expect?!). Our relationship never recovered. After all I stopped having contact with my parents to give peace a chance in my life. I've made my way through tough times and lost many years (escpecially my youth) but surviving and working out the experience became very rewarding.