The more religious my mother and sister have become, the less I am able to talk to them. I can't even seem to make small talk on email about the latest mundane things happening in my life any more. I feel bad about it but I am who I am.
I just told her she can find me on facebook but she won't like many of the things I write about. I think that's about all I can give at this point.
what is it that they do that makes you uncomfortable? for instance, when you attempt small talk via email, what poisons the exchange? i'm asking in order to see if there's something you might be able to talk to them about. maybe they don't realize that what they're doing upsets you. maybe just asking them to respect your beliefs would help.