What advice would you give folks who are transitioning?

Be patient with yourself. Leaving is a process. Even when you resign membership, you're still in the leaving process. Work with a therapist. Learn to establish boundaries. You really need to heal from Mormonism, not just "leave" it.

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1. Beware of what I term as the pendulum effect. Imagine that you may be at an extreme, in many ways, that is not of your doing. I have observed, to some degree in myself, that when released from that extreme, one tends to fly off to opposite extremes. Those may not be the genuine "you" any more than the Mormon version was.

2. When you think you are healed, de-programmed, free, or fully awakened... you probably aren't, yet.

Mike profile image for wasmormon.orgDeserveLiberty

The transition is painful. There will be a lot of grief and anger but those emotions do not mean the transition is wrong. 

bethlundgreen profile image for wasmormon.orgbethlundgreen

Give yourself time! Take breaks, find a therapist that specializes in religious trauma, love yourself.

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