And I was DFed for being a religious fanatic (for being just a little too "anointed"), rationality coming later in my life.
This time I want to get into some of the personal stuff.
As a newly minted JW one of the things I did that messed me up later (and of which I am ashamed) is systematically drive away all my friends. I was a popular guy (if I do say so myself) and I more or less deliberately made them all into enemies.
Then after being DFed, none new "friends" would have anything to do with me.
This is what hurt the most, being friendless and it being my own fault really.
I am very thankful for one of my previous friends who re-befriended me at that point. I probably could not have regained sanity without him.