Leaving a cult
Leaving a cult is not easy. There is a period of adjustment that can be difficult to get through. You might compare it to being a newborn baby. Your slate is clean and your life is starting anew. This is a phase that you must endure to eventually regain your mentally well-being.
It’s like watching things grow, like plants and trees. If you look at them every day you won’t notice the growth. But look again in six months, a year, or even several years, and you’ll notice big changes.
The mental and psychological fog created by a cult takes a while to lift and for your thought processes to fully clear. Understanding that this will take a while is important – for yourself – and for others.
It’s important that we try to understand this phenomena and show a great deal of compassion and patience for ex-cult members. It will take time, but healing and mental clarity will come.
Lots of love and empathy is what is needed. That’s what allowed my family to eventually heal from all the damage that we suffered from the cult of Jehovah’s Witnesses and its unchristian shunning policy.