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Reynolds reports that leaving involves a period of intense self-doubt and depression as disaffiliates confront feelings of betrayal and loneliness, followed by self-discovery, belief exploration, spiritual guidance and connection as they leave Mormonism.

Many formerly LDS individuals (sometimes called post-Mormon or "postmos") seek community and discussion about their former beliefs in online and in-person groups.

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Family members of some may express only disappointment and sorrow and try to reach out in understanding to their new belief system.

Some stay under threat of divorce from spouses that still believe.

After their decision to leave Mormonism and the LDS Church, ex-Mormons typically go through an adjustment period as they re-orient their lives religiously, socially, and psychologically.

An online poll of ex-Mormons found that a majority of ex-Mormons do not self-identify as a member of another faith tradition, choosing to describe themselves as agnostic, atheist or simply ex-Mormon. Others either retained belief in God but not in organized religion or became adherents of other faiths.

A 2003 Princeton Review publication quoted a student at church-owned Brigham Young University as stating, "the nonconformist will find a dull social life with difficulty finding someone that will be their friend, regardless of who they are or what they believe." In recent years, the LDS Church has become more politically active, particularly with regard to legislation barring civil marriage for same-sex couples.

Official church involvement in the California Proposition 8 campaign was highly controversial, causing some Mormons to stop attending church.

According to 2014 Pew data, around 1/3 of adults raised LDS are now ex-Mormon (up from around 10% in the '70s and '80s) and only 25% of young adults raised LDS are actively involved.

Most ex-Mormons leave Mormonism and the LDS Church because specific intellectual or spiritual reasons have led them to a conviction that the religion is false.

Reasons range from trivial to serious (including doctrinal disagreements).

Latter-day Saints view "denying the Holy Spirit" as having potentially devastating spiritual consequences, and they generally hope ex-Mormons will "return to the fold." The reasons given for a person leaving the church vary according to who is offering the opinion.

Depending on the circumstances of an ex-Mormon's departure, Latter-day Saint views may range from considering them apostates to viewing them as individuals who have simply strayed from the path.

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