I was raised as a Jehovah's Witness but have since moved on for at least 24 years now. I have major family problems with my husbands children and his ex wife for 20 years now because I was raised as JW but am not one anymore. His ex uses my past of being a JW against me and says things like "they don't celebrate birthdays" even though I do now. And she ridiculed me when I made a birthday cake for my step daughter. They use me when they need my help and I baby sat for a year when my step daughter had her first baby. I also threw her a baby shower. I have done so much for them but they cannot seem to get over the fact that I used to be a JW. I celebrate all holidays Christmas and Thanksgiving and buy everyone presents. But when my grandson turned 3 I am excluded from his birthday even though I babysat him every day for the first year of his life. How do you get people to stop treating you like you are still a JW when you are not?!!!