Many years ago my wife joined the JW. After the initial shock, and with lots of help from the fine folks here I was able to get a grasp on this bizarre situation. With patience and hard work at understanding, I was able to make it more comfortable and easy when she finally decided she had enough. The experiences with the witnesses has faded far off my radar. I always intended to be available to help others in my situation, but realities of life, work, babies, teenagers, and just survival gave this small man too many other dragons to slay. Now I am realizing my son is struggling from the experience. It seems maybe, that all the phobias and thought stopping and indoctrination has left him in an intolerable state of not being an witness, but believing he should be. I think maybe I still have some business with the JW after all.