Micah McAllister was a lifelong Mormon until his departure from the church in 2008 at the age of 29. That same year he founded the social network for ex-Mormons, http://www.LifeAfterMormonism.net.
Micah's experience interacting with departing members there and on other forums provided insight into the transition process and pitfalls ex-Mormons face in navigating a now mixed-faith relation to family and friends, and some of the emotional and psychological challenges of leaving a fundamentalist religion. Micah is also the only ex-Mormon in his large immediate family and has quickly learned how those relationships can turn south when not approached in a careful and thought-out manner. Towards the end of 2012 Micah went to work writing a self-help guide for anyone navigating a path away from Mormonism, titled "Exit Strategy: A Guide to Leaving Mormonism with your Dignity and Integrity Intact". You can read it free on LAM here: http://www.lifeaftermormonism.net/page/exit-strategy-leaving-mormonism-with-your-dignity-and-integrity or get it for your Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D31BNFY