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Jehovah's Witnesses - Althéa

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Althea was born into a family of Jehovah's Witnesses, she tells her story about her childhood, teenage years and how she left

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My prepared notes

These are the notes I have made during preperation, we often don't follow them exactly but they help to follow the conversation.

*** Intro
**** Who are you?
**** What are Jehovah's Witnesses?
*** Upbringing
**** Early understanding of the religion
**** Doing service/teaching as a 9 years old
**** A lot of pretending in the outside world
**** Only friends from inside the congregation
**** Big lies/conspiracy theories
**** People didn't seem to be happy
*** Teenage years
**** Baptised at 16
**** Boyfriend triggers new ideas about religion and life
**** Want's to leave
**** Writes a letter to the elders
**** They talk to her parents
*** False "Mental illness"
**** Mother convinced everyone
**** Medication with Litium
**** 7 years with medication
**** Second opinion didn't agree
**** Without medication back to normal
**** Married without love
*** Leaving
**** 1 year of preperation
**** Family and friends don't speak to her anymore
**** Moving to Gothenbourg
**** Divorce
**** Studying
**** New friends
**** Daughter moved in after 5 years
*** Now
**** Living in Oslo
**** Soon to be married
**** Visits hometown to meet relatives who also got out

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