Hi all, just a quick introduction, been lurking for a few months. I was introduced to the church by the man I was living with, this guy was ex-staff, a true believer and lived his life and ran his business strictly by the tech. When I was told that I could find a resolution to the mental illness I had been treated for since I was a teen, I decided to give it a chance. LRH's books fascinated me and the public courses were too completed with ease, and I put a payment on the Purif despite my meagre finances (my entire savings was only $1000, and I gave it up to them without thought). When the friendship, which eventually dissolved and I moved away, had its issues I turned to the church and tried to understand how to handle it, but found I was asking questions about why and how that they tactfully did not answer with their replies. I began to look for answers myself and read everything I could find before I made the decision to no longer return. While I did not get deep into the church I managed to have a rare experience in my short time I found out thing that seem to have taken others years to come across because of the sheer amount of time I was actively reading, talking and on course. It was like falling head first into a wading pool and finding out it 10' deep! Now, I live alone and am currently going through the motions to return what is on my account and make my official exit. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed their accounts and advice to these forums, I have gained much from the information and feel that moving on will be a much easier road than it would have been without you all sharing as much as you have. Thanks for being there!