Told the parents tonight, it was a disaster......help?
My SO and I told my parents tonight. They are extremely religous and son't like that we aren't married. We are happy together and don't plan to get married. It's just our choice.
We had to tell them eventually. So I got a book about being a big brother. Wrapped it up to give to my mom, telling her than i wanted her opinion on this book before i give it to my son.
She unwrapped it, and for a minute it didn't click. But when it did click, she threw the book at me, and was silent. My dad gave the worst angriest look I've even seen from him and said "you should be married" that's all he said the whole evening. After shock set in, my mom said "that's nice" in that tone and way that she always does because she's too passive to say her real feelings.
I donn't know whatto do about them, I knew it was unlikely this would go well.
I guess I'm just looking for some kind words, or advise or something. Anyone?