Because my religion isn't a majority religion, should I be forced to change my outwardly appearances to "fit in" with the majority around me? My MIL has convinced my DH that my religious dress, symbols, and mannerisms (including working on changing my accent) should be hidden away from everyone. My DH used to be tolerant of my religion and tradition, but now he is turning into his mother. He would rather have no religion now than to follow mine, as he had once done before (actually begged to follow). Should I have to pack all of my things into boxes and place them into the storage unit? Should I have to wear regular t-shirts and jeans? How come I have to hide away like an outcast? I voluntarily moved up here to be with DH and his family. I left my entire family and culture to be up here. Is this fair to me?
Answer by witchqueen at 6:10 PM on Nov. 17, 2008
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Answer by brandyj at 4:28 PM on Nov. 17, 2008
I'm part of a Pagan Tradition called The Pa'avani Family Tradition. My mother raised us with these faiths and such. No one picked on us much growing up, but about three years ago my father, who is Catholic (like my family-in-law are), converted many of my siblings to Catholisism. The ones who were shaken enough not to be Pa'avani anymore, went to The Church of Latter Day Saints. My mother and I are the only ones left in my immediate family who are Pa'avani. DH was Wiccan when I met him, but he agreed with the Books in my family tradition, that he decided to follow it as well. Now he doesn't want any religion. I am so far away from my cousins, who still follow Pa'avani Tradition, and my mother. I'm so alone up here.
Answer by Kenre at 4:32 PM on Nov. 17, 2008
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Answer by 2autisticsmom at 4:44 PM on Nov. 17, 2008
Next question overall
How did you decide you were done having more kids?