"Never to Come Back"

"The last time I left, the seventh time, I knew I would never, ever return that day. Cried like a baby. Tried to leave three notes, ripped 'em all up. I realized no matter how hard I tried to explain, nobody would understand." Watch a profile of Joe, who first left his Amish family when he was 16 years old.

The Amish: Shunned premieres on American Experience PBS February 4, 2014 at 9/8c.

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