Jump to content

Refreshed Religious Harrassment


Recommended Posts

I wandered away from this forum a number of years ago as I had pretty well settled into my "new" life, had boundaries set up with my family that were being respected, and religion really was no longer an issue in my life. I moved on with life and was pretty content.

 

Life being what it is, I ended up leaving my beloved California and after a bit of time in Texas (hated it) moved to north Georgia. Overall, I think I'm pretty happy here, started to make friends, love the area and mountains - life with covid is causing issues, but outside of that, I'm fairly happy here.

 

BUT.....

 

This has put me much closer to my (very religious, "Bible-believing" christian - but not a church version, she doesn't do well in most churches as she interprets things more to her liking - go figure) mother. I love my mom, don't get me wrong. We get along great outside of the religious stuff, and even that as long as she doesn't try to push it on me, I don't mind discussing.

 

Herein lies the issue though - I allowed religious discussions (with the caveat that I don't personally believe it), and now she has gotten down right harassing again about it, and can't hardly state a sentence without bringing it up.

 

I know what I need to do (tell her to back the f off and not to bring it up - not like that, but about that firmly, no "grey" area) as that really seems the only way to manage it. I've been trying just ignoring it - not responding to her religious comments - changing the topic. If anything, that seems to be making her pushier - so guess it's time to lay down the law again.

 

Just sucks to have to be dealing with this crap again after years (nearly a decade I think!) of "peace." But the nut jobs just can't leave it alone.....

  • Sad 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep. It defines life for them, as it did for me for decades. I typically just get the cold shoulder from my believer relatives, unless they need some help from me. Then it's back to silence. They live fairly close to me also.

 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, HRDWarrior said:

I wandered away from this forum a number of years ago as I had pretty well settled into my "new" life, had boundaries set up with my family that were being respected, and religion really was no longer an issue in my life. I moved on with life and was pretty content.

 

Life being what it is, I ended up leaving my beloved California and after a bit of time in Texas (hated it) moved to north Georgia. Overall, I think I'm pretty happy here, started to make friends, love the area and mountains - life with covid is causing issues, but outside of that, I'm fairly happy here.

 

BUT.....

 

This has put me much closer to my (very religious, "Bible-believing" christian - but not a church version, she doesn't do well in most churches as she interprets things more to her liking - go figure) mother. I love my mom, don't get me wrong. We get along great outside of the religious stuff, and even that as long as she doesn't try to push it on me, I don't mind discussing.

 

Herein lies the issue though - I allowed religious discussions (with the caveat that I don't personally believe it), and now she has gotten down right harassing again about it, and can't hardly state a sentence without bringing it up.

 

I know what I need to do (tell her to back the f off and not to bring it up - not like that, but about that firmly, no "grey" area) as that really seems the only way to manage it. I've been trying just ignoring it - not responding to her religious comments - changing the topic. If anything, that seems to be making her pushier - so guess it's time to lay down the law again.

 

Just sucks to have to be dealing with this crap again after years (nearly a decade I think!) of "peace." But the nut jobs just can't leave it alone.....

 

Some boundaries are more difficult to draw, implement and enforce than others.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Guidelines.